The T&T Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year 2015, Machel Cedenio, centre, is flanked by his parents, Diane and Hayden Cedenio. Photo: SEAN NERO.

Quartermiler Machel Cedenio has expressed shock having been named as the T&T Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) choice for Sportsman of the Year 2015.

Read more: Cedenio: TTOC award is my best Christmas gift

Candace Hill is not only good enough to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, she has a chance to medal, based on past performances.

ATLANTA — When Candace Hill became the fastest teenage girl the United States has ever clocked, sprinting 100 meters in 10.98 seconds in June, she was suddenly good enough not only to qualify for next summer’s Rio Olympics, but also to potentially win a medal there. Now, at age 16, she has become the youngest track athlete in the United States to turn professional.

Read more: 16-Year-Old Sprints Right Into Professional Track

ELATED: Machel Cedenio right, receives his TTOC Sportsman of the Year award from Chief Justice Ivor Archie at the Annual Awards Tuesday evening at the Port of Spain Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. —Photo: Curtis Chase

Machel Cedenio is on the rise. The 20-year-old 400-metre sprinter followed up his 2014 Junior Sportsman of the Year award with the senior equivalent at the gala last Tuesday evening, however one cannot help but feel that this is just the beginning for the young sprinter.

Read more: Cedenio eyeing medals in Rio*

International Association of Athletics Fedeations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe needs to start introducing new policies to deal with doping and corruption as soon as possible to start restoring everyone's trust in the sport, four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson warned today.

Read more: Restoring athletics' credibility has to be Coe's priority, warns Michael Johnson

National sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson put aside his rigorous training for the 2016 Rio Olympics yesterday to marry his sweetheart of ten years, Monique Cabral, and begin the new year with his biggest victory following a wedding ceremony at All Saints Anglican Church, Marli Street, Port-of-Spain.

Read more: ‘Torpedo’ speeds down wedding aisle

Jereem Richards

T&T’s pair of Domonique Williams and Jereem Richards have signed with Alabama head track and field programme. Both Williams and Richards are graduates of South Plains College in Texas (2013-2015).

Read more: T&T’s Williams, Richards sign with Alabama

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