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.

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.

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Olympic sailor Andrew Lewis spent Christmas Day at the Miguel Couto Municipal Hospital in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, where he is recovering from corrective surgery performed on Monday on his jaw and left leg.

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.

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Yesterday has gone and hopefully, the memories of both success and failure have been just reminders of the emotions which remain in the mind. The road ahead must now be filled with aspirations for the future which must aim at a better year on and off the sporting fields.