Trevor Barry, the bronze medallist in the High Jump at the World Championships in Daegu, was named The Bahamas Athlete of the Year at a ceremony on Sunday (18).
Since 1999 The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has held an End of The Year Awards celebrations. On Sunday at the Sheraton Cable Beach Hotel, the top award, named after world class High Jumper Charlie Major from the 1920s, was presented to Barry, another high jumper.
Barry, with a best of 2.29m when he arrived in the Korean city, improved his career best to 2.32m in the Daegu final.
His personal coach, Keith Parker was unable to be in Daegu due to illness.
After Daegu Barry medaled in several European meets. He finished second at the Samsung Diamond League stop in Zurich, and at the ISTAF Meeting in Berlin. Barry also won the event at the Central American and Caribbean Sr. Championships in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
The award was presented by William Henry Major IV, grandson of Charlie Major and Charles William Major III, great grandson of Charlie Major.
Other award winners included Anthonique Strachan, the Pan American junior 200m champion of St. Augustine’s College and Club Monica, who was named the Junior Athlete of The Year; Latario Collie- Minns, the World Youth champion in the Triple Jump, was named the Errol Bodie Junior Male Athlete of The Year; and Shaunae Miller, World Youth 400m champion, was named Diana Lynn Thompson Junior Female Athlete of The Year.
Alpheus Finlayson (BAAA) for the IAAF