FLASHBACK: Michelle-Lee Ahye (right) sprints to the finish line to capture the women’s 100 metres title at the NGC/Sagicor NAAA National Track and Field Championships last evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on June 25,2016. PHOTO BY ALLAN CRANE/CA-IMAGES.

ON GOOD form and in peak condition, Commonwealth and national champion Michelle-Lee Ahye has her eyes set on a third consecutive 100m and 200m sprint double at the NGC/Sagicor NAAA National Open Championships, which starts tomorrow and concludes on Sunday.

Read more: Ahye set to defend 100, 200m sprint titles

First Citizens Sports Award Winners: Men’s champ Jereem Richards, represented by his sister Brittney (left) holds his trophy along with acting Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly (second from right) while Michelle-Lee Ahye, represented by her mother Raquel (second from right) holds her trophy, while chairman of the First Citizens Sports Foundation Dr Keith Clifford (right) looks on. Photo: Azlan Mohammed

IT WAS a clean sweep for athletics, in both the Seniors and Juniors categories, at last evening’s First Citizens Sports Foundation Sports Personalities of the Year 2017 Awards, at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.

Read more: Athletics earn clean sweep in First Citizens Awards

Mishak Peters, right, of Abilene Wildcats, wins the boys U17 800m final in a time of 2:03:54 secs, at the NGC/NAAA Jr Championships, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, yesterday.

SHANIQUA Bascombe closed the NGC/NAAA National Junior Championships with a five-medal haul, the most of any athlete at the event, after taking two relay silver medals and the Girls Under-17 200m gold.

Read more: Bascombe racks up medals NAAA Junior Champs

Jereem Richards

DOUBLE 2017 World Championship medallist Jereem Richards, expressed joy after hearing the news that a new National Policy on Sport (NPS) 2017 to 2027 was announced in Parliament that included an incentives and rewards framework for national athletes.

Read more: Richards: New Sport Policy a step forward for TT

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Nathan Farinha (centre) gets going a tad early during the 4x100m relay in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Copyright Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

Ever since Nathan Farinha began running track at the age of eight, he’s dreamed of representing the “Red, White and Black” at a major global championship.

Read more: Gone in 60 seconds: Nathan Farinha ponders tough Commonwealth lesson, vows to emerge stronger

If Trinidad and Tobago is to grow a sustainable and successfully sports industry, then athletes and sports administrators must begin thinkingn about the value of their brand and how that translates into a business product.

Read more: Athletes encouraged to “think like a business” at TTOC sports industry conference

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