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Pravin Narain
Sunday, March 04, 2018

OLYMPIAN Leone Nakarawa and Eileen Cikamatama are the Fiji Tattslotto Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.

The duo were rewarded at the Fiji Sports Awards ceremony at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva last night.

Nakarawa, rated as the world's best player by the scooped the top award after a successful outing with the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians and his France-based club Racing 92.

The had named Fiji rugby 7s Olympic gold medallist the best player for 2017 based on his uncanny one hand ball handling and spectacular off-loads.

Cikamatana had also immensely contributed towards sports in the country last year where she had represented Fiji in a number of international competitions and she also won gold at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

Cikamatana had been recognised as the best junior weightlifter in four international competitions sanctioned by the International Weightlifting Federation. She is also ranked number one in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

She lifted a total of 253Kg and set Commonwealth and Oceania records with her 111Kg Snatch and 142Kg Clean and Jerk.

2017 Winners

Fiji Sportsman of the Year - Leone Nakarawa (Rugby)

Fiji Sportswoman of the Year - Eileen Cikamatana (Weightlifting)

Young Female Athlete of the Year - Grace Yee (Table Tennis)

Young Male Athlete of the Year - Vicky Wu (Table Tennis)

Organisation of the Year - Weightlifting Fiji

Team of the Year - Fiji Airways Flying Fijians

Administrator of the Year- Robin Dayal - (Special Olympics Fiji)

Sports Photographer of the Year - "Meet the Green Machine)- Jonacani Lalakobau - The Fiji Times

Coach of the Year - John McKee- National 15s coach (Fiji Rugby Union)

Volunteer of the Year - Kinisimere Ravai (Fiji Football Association)

Technical Official of the Year - Ernest Movick (Fiji Hockey Federation)

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