Sports Awards of the Year 2011-Male finalists


17-January-2012

The winner will be crowned during the 28th Sports Awards of the Year ceremony on Friday January 20 at the International Conference Centre.

Athlete William Woodcock

High jumper William Woodcock has won the male athlete of the year title three times in a row, bringing his number of triumphs to four after a first win in 2007. Runner-up to outgoing Sportsman of the Year Terrence Dixie, Woodcock cleared the bar at a height of 2.15m to win the Indian Ocean Island Games gold medal and again finished on the medals’ podium with a bronze at the 10th All-Africa Games.

. IOIG high jump gold medallist
. All-Africa Games bronze medallist
. Co-holder of the Seychelles record of 2.20m with Eugene Ernesta
. Ranked fourth in Africa
. Registered heights of 2.16m, 2.10m (twice) and 2.17m in four competitions in Germany and Belgium



Badminton player Georgie Cupidon

Back as best male badminton player and twice former Sportsman of the Year in 2006 and 2007, Georgie Cupidon won a host of medals in international competitions – Indian Ocean Island Games and 10th All-Africa Games – during the 2011 season.

. Curtain-raiser tournament men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles winner
. IOIG men’s singles gold medallist
. IOIG men’s doubles gold medallist
. IOIG mixed doubles silver medallist
. IOIG team event silver medallist
. All-Africa Games mixed doubles silver medallist
. All-Africa Games men’s doubles bronze medallist
. All-Africa Games team event bronze medallist

Badminton player Steve Malcouzane

Chosen as Sportsman of the Year 2009, Steve Malcouzane carried a knee injury last year but still performed well to win medals at the Indian Ocean Island Games and 10th All-Africa Games.

. Curtain-raiser tournament men’s singles runner-up, men’s doubles winner and mixed doubles runner-up
. IOIG men’s doubles gold medallist
. IOIG men’s singles silver medallist
. IOIG team event silver medallist
. IOIG mixed doubles bronze medallist
. All-Africa Games men’s doubles bronze medallist
. All-Africa Games team event bronze medallist

Boxer Jovette Jean

Hard hitter Jovette Jean rediscovered his winning form in 2011 to claim the Indian Ocean Island Games 75kg category boxing gold medal and was a bronze medallist at the African Boxing Championship.

. African Championship bronze medallist
. IOIG gold medallist
. Zone 7 championship silver medallist
. Aiba World Championship lost first round bout
. Ranked 23rd worldwide out of 52 in the 75kg class
. All-Africa Games lost first round bout

Footballer Archille Henriette

Tricky winger Achille Henriette played a big role in landing Seychelles its first Indian Ocean Island Games football gold medal.
. IOIG gold medallist
. Barclays League division one runner-up with the La Passe team
. Land Marine Cup runner-up with the La Passe team

Laser sailor Allan Julie

A former five-time Sportsman of the Year in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005, Allan Julie won the Laser standard gold medal at the 10th All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique and was the Indian Ocean Island Games gold medallist.

. All-Africa Games Laser standard gold medallist
. IOIG Laser standard gold medallist
. Laser National Open championship winner
. Ranked seventh out of nine after competing in just two races in the SYA Cup ‘A’ competition

Laser sailor Rodney Govinden

Laser standard bronze medallist at the 10th All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, Rodney Govinden was runner-up to gold medallist Allan Julie at the Indian Ocean Island Games.

. All-Africa Games Laser standard bronze medallist
. IOIG Laser standard silver medallist
. Europa Cup Laser 37th out of 82
. Europa Cup Garda 53rd out of 63
. Eurolymp Garda 52nd out of 63
. Europa Cup Torbole 61st out of 110
. Semaine Olympique Française 150th out of 154
. Laser National Open championship runner-up


Volleyballer Jones Mangroo

 

Setter Jones Mangroo captained Seychelles to victory at the Indian Ocean Island Games and won the SVF Cup with the Premium Spikers team.

. IOIG gold medallist
. All-Africa Games ranked sixth
. SVF Cup winner with the Premium Spikers team
. Curtain-raiser tournament winner with the Premium Spikers team
. SVF special competition runner-up with the Premium Spikers team
. Ranked sixth out of nine after competing in two races in the SYA Cup ‘A’ competition

Weightlifter Elvis Jeanne

The 2011 season was one of the best for 36-year-old lifter Elvis Jeanne who competes in the 105kg category. He was a triple gold medallist at the African Senior Weightlifting Championship, silver medallist at the Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championship and triple gold medallist at the Indian Ocean Island Games.

. African Senior championship three-time gold medallist of the 105kg category with 127kg in snatch and 150kg in clean & jerk110kg in clean & jerk
. Commonwealth Senior championship silver medallist of the 105kg category with 127kg in snatch and 150kg in clean & jerk
. IOIG three-time gold medallist in the 105kg category with 136kg in snatch and 160kg in clean & jerk
. National Championship: winner of the 105kg category with 110kg in snatch and 140kg in clean & jerk
. Open Championship: winner of the 105kg category with 120kg in snatch and 140kg in clean & jerk

Weightlifter Charles Siméon

Ranked fourth best sportsman overall in 2009, weightlifter Charles Siméon’s best results in 2011 came at the African Senior Weightlifting Championship where he won three medals – two silver and a bronze. He also reaped three gold medals at the Indian Ocean Island Games.

. African Senior championship double silver medallist (Olympic total of 255kg and clean & jerk 145kg) in the 77kg category
. African Senior championship bronze medallist (110kg in snatch) in the 77kg category
. IOIG triple gold medallist in the 77kg category with 111kg in snatch and 140kg in clean & jerk
. Commonwealth Senior championship: Olympic total of 255kg (110kg in snatch and 145kg in clean & jerk) in the 77kg category
. Open Championship: winner of the 77kg category with 125kg in snatch and 155kg in clean & jerk
. National Championship: winner of the 85kg category with 110kg in snatch and 150kg in clean & jerk

Windsurfer Bertrand Lablache

Aged 24, Praslinois windsurfer Bertrand Lablache enjoyed a good 2011 season with a gold medal at the Indian Ocean Island Games and a second place in the senior category of the Portimao European Formula windsurfing festival.

. SIM 30th Singapore Open windsurfing championship: 4th out of 20
. 2011 Portimao European Formula windsurfing festival (open category): 6th out of 22
. 2011 Portimao European Formula windsurfing festival (senior category) 2nd out of 5
. IOIG gold medallist
. SYA Cup ‘A’ winner

Compiled by G. G.

 

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