Mauritius: A total of 16 elite Mauritian athletes were rewarded yesterday, at the Côte d’Or National Sports Complex, for their outstanding performances in local and international sports competitions in the presence of the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Stephan Toussaint and other personalities.
Addressing the Mauritian athletes, Minister Toussaint commended all of them for their efforts and congratulated them on their brilliant performances for the year 2022. He dwelt on facilities provided to athletes by the Ministry, such as fitness tests being done at the National Sports Complex.
He also highlighted that dental screening would be offered shortly to better prepare them for upcoming sports events such as the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games, the Jeux de la Francophonie, and the 2023 African Games.
- Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2022
Sportsman of the Year: Brian François Fils – Boxe Savate Assaut
He won a silver medal at the Championnats Du Monde Savate Assaut 2022 in Milan, Italy.
- Sportswoman of the Year: Ms Marie Sharone Kirsline Clair – Boxe Française Savate. She won a bronze medal at the Championnats Du Monde Savate Assaut 2022 in Milan, Italy.
- Junior Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2022
- Junior Sportsman of the Year: Mr Louis Ryley Romain – Kickboxing
- He won bronze medals at the Wako Junior World Championships 2022, Jesolo in Lido, Italy and the 7th International Turkish Open Kickboxing World Cup 2022, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Junior Sportswoman of The Year: Alicia Kok Shun – Swimming. She won a silver medal at the 2022 CANA Senior African Swimming Championships in Tunisia.
- Both of them received a cheque of Rs 80,000, each.
- Most Promising Sportsman and Sportswoman of The Year 2022
- Most Promising Sportsman of the Year: Mr Matteo Tin Wan Yuen – swimming.
- Most Promising Sportswoman of the Year: Ms Julia Nelly Mamet – Muay Thai.
They each received Rs 60,000.
Coach of the Year 2022: Mr Roger Kersley Visenjoue – Boxe Française Savate
The Coach of the Year won a cheque of Rs 60,000.
Team of the Year 2022
Team of the Year: Cycling
1. Ms Kimberley Le Court De Billot
2. Ms Lucie Eva De Marigny-Lagesse
3. Ms Raphaelle Lamusse
4. Mr Christopher Rougier-Lagane
5. Mr Aurelien De Comarmond
6. Mr Alexandre Mayer
The team obtained a cheque of Rs 75,000.
Para Sportswoman of the Year (Deaf):
- Ms Shleysha Lokheeram
Para Sportsman of The Year (Deaf):
- Mr Christopher Durhone
Para Sportswoman (Mentally):
- Ms Brigila Clair
Para Sportsman (Mentally):
- Mr Eddy Capdor
Para Sportswoman of The Year (Physically):
- Ms Noemi Alphonse
Para Sportsman (Physically):
- Mr Roberto Michel
Para Sportswoman of The Year (Visually):
Ms Anndora Asaun and her guide, Mr Loïc Bhugeerathee
Para Sportsman of The Year (Visually):
Mr Rosario Marianne and his guide, Mr Bradley Ovide
Each para sportsperson awardee won a cheque of Rs 25 000.