Sports Awards of the Year 2011-Meet the female finalists


16-January-2012

Athlete Lissa Labiche

Chosen as runner-up to Sportswoman of the Year 2010 Janet Georges, athlete Lissa Labiche is also the outgoing Young Female Athlete of the Year. A second-time winner of the female athlete of the year title, high jumper Labiche did well in local and international competitions during the 2011 season.

. IOIG high jump gold medallist
. IOIG heptathlon gold medallist
. IOIG long jump silver medallist
. IOIG 4x100m relay bronze medallist
. Has qualified for the 2012 World Junior Athletics Championships in Barcelona Spain and the 18th African Senior Athletics Championships in Port Novo, Benin in 2012 in high jump and long jump

. All-Africa Games high jump bronze medallist
. High jump gold medallist at the Kenya National Athletics Championships
. Long jump gold medallist at the Kenya National Athletics Championships
. African Junior Athletics Championship high jump silver medallist
. African Junior Athletics Championship heptathlon bronze medallist
. Mauritius International Meet high jump gold medallist
. Mauritius International Meet heptathlon seventh place finisher
. Special Events meets winner of the 100m hurdles, 200m, and 60m hurdles
. National Championship high jump gold medallist
. Twice improved the Seychelles high jump record to 1.81m and 1.82m


Athlete Janet Boniface

Chosen once again as runner-up to best athlete Lissa Labiche, jumps specialist Boniface improved the Seychelles triple jump record to 12.95m at the Kenya National Athletics Championships to win the gold medal.

. IOIG triple jump silver medallist
. IOIG long jump bronze medallist
. Triple jump gold medallist at the Kenya National Athletics Championships with a distance of 12.95m (Seychelles record)
. Collected three long jump and four triple jump wins in local meets

Badminton player Alisen Camille

Young Female Athlete of the Year 2009, Camille won two silver medals at the 10th All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique and captured a god medal at the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games held here. Curtain-raiser tournament ladies’ singles runner-up

. IOIG ladies’ doubles gold medallist
. IOIG mixed doubles silver medallist
. IOIG ladies’ single bronze medallist
. IOIG team event silver medallist
. All-Africa Games ladies’ doubles silver medallist
. All-Africa Games mixed doubles silver medallist
. All-Africa Games team event bronze medallist

Badminton player Cynthia Course



Chosen as runner-up to female badminton player of the year Alisen Camille, Cynthia Course enjoyed a rewarding 2011 season with two gold medals at the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games and a silver at the 10th All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.

. Curtain-raiser tournament ladies’ doubles gold medallist
. Curtain-raiser tournament mixed doubles silver medallist
. IOIG ladies’ single gold medallist
. IOIG ladies’ doubles gold medallist
. IOIG mixed doubles bronze medallist
. IOIG team event silver medallist
. All-Africa Games ladies’ doubles silver medallist
. All-Africa Games team event bronze medallist


Judoka Manuella Volcère

Female judoka Manuella Volcère of Praslin came close to clinching a medal at the 32nd African Senior Judo Championships in Dakar, Senegal, losing in the semifinal of the +78 kg category, missing out on winning Seychelles its first ever medal at the championship. She was a silver medallist at the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games.

. Federation selection +78kg category winner
. Mauritius championship +78kg silver medallist
. Ranked fifth in the +78kg category at the African championship in Senegal
. IOIG silver medallist


Swimmer Shrone Austin

Shrone Austin is back as female swimmer of the year after her younger sister Shannon had won the title for three consecutive years (2008, 2009 and 2010).

Sportslady of the Year 2003, Shrone Austin was Seychelles’ top individual performer for the third time in a row at the Indian Ocean Island Games with 10 medals – five gold in the 400m freestyle, 200m butterfly, 800m freestyle, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley, two silver in the 200m breaststroke and 4x200m freestyle relay, and three bronze in the 100m breaststroke, 4x100m medley relay and 4x100m freestyle relay – at the 8th IOIG held here. She has won the Young Female Athlete of the Year title three times (in 2002, 2003 and 2005).

. IOIG 400m freestyle gold medallist (new Games record)
. IOIG 800m freestyle gold medallist (new Games record)
. IOIG 200m individual medley gold medallist (Seychelles record)
. IOIG 400m individual medley gold medallist (new Games record and Seychelles record)
. IOIG 200m butterfly gold medallist (new Games record and Seychelles record)
. IOIG 200m breaststroke silver medallist
. IOIG 100m breaststroke bronze medallist
. IOIG 4x200m freestyle relay silver medallist
. IOIG 4x100m medley relay bronze medallist
. IOIG 4x100m freestyle relay bronze medallist
. All-Africa Games 800m freestyle bronze medallist
. All-Africa Games 1,500m freestyle bronze medallist
. All-Africa Games 400m freestyle ranked seventh
. All-Africa Games 200m individual medley ranked sixth
. All-Africa Games 400m individual medley ranked fifth

Table tennis player Anniessa Benstrong



Based in China where she is studying, Anniessa Benstrong won Seychelles its first ever gold medal at the Indian Ocean Island Games.

. IOIG ladies’ singles gold medallist
. IOIG ladies’ doubles bronze medallist
. IOIG mixed doubles bronze medallist
. IOIG team event ladies’ bronze medallist


Volleyballer Nathalie Agnes

Volleyballer Nathalie Agnes, who plays as setter for Neuville Sports in the Nationale 2 Féminine Poule A, captained Seychelles to victory at the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games.
This is the second time she wins the female volleyballer of the year title.

. IOIG gold medallist
. All-Africa Games ranked seventh

 Weightlifter Janet Georges

Four-time outgoing Sportswoman of the Year Janet Georges was a triple gold medallist at the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games. At the African Senior Championship held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Championship, she completed a clean sweep for the fifth time in the women’s 69kg division, finishing with an Olympic total of 206kg (snatch 96kg and clean & jerk 110kg) to also win the Commonwealth senior championship silver medal.


. Open Championship – winner of the 75kg division category with 90kg in snatch and 111kg in clean & jerk
. IOIG three-time gold medallist in the 75kg category with 90kg in snatch and 110kg in clean & jerk
. African Senior championship three-time gold medallist in the 75kg category with 96kg in snatch and 110kg in clean & jerk
. Commonwealth Senior Championship silver medallist in the 75kg category with 96kg in snatch and 110kg in clean& jerk
. Ranked 26th out of 35 at the World Championship in Paris, France

Weightlifter Katsia Télémaque

Winner of three gold medals at the 8th Indian Ocean Island games, Katsia Télémaque captured three silver medals in the 48kg category of the African senior championship after snatching 65kg and finishing with 79kg in the clean & jerk for a 144kg total. The same performance won her a bronze medal in the senior Commonwealth Championship.

. Open Championship – winner of the 48kg division category with 66kg in snatch and 81kg in clean & jerk
. National Championship – winner of the 48kg division category with 68kg in snatch and 80kg in clean & jerk
. IOIG three-time gold medallist in the 48kg category with 65kg in snatch and 78kg in clean & jerk
. African Senior championship three-time silver medallist in the 48kg category with 65kg in snatch and 79kg in clean & jerk
. Commonwealth Senior Championship bronze medallist in the 48kg category with 65kg in snatch and 79kg in clean& jerk


 

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