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Meakins’ night to shine

Justin Marville

Meakins’ night to shine

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The glitz and glamour of lastnight’s annual National Sports awards Ceremony belonged to 2010 Sports Personality Karen Meakins.
Meakins is the first squash player ever to be awarded Barbados’ highest sporting honour following one of the most historic seasons completed by a player in her sport.
Elegantly attired in a blue evening dress, the undisputed squash queen stood even more undeniable as the night’s showpiece after receiving a silver challenge cup and a hand-crafted wooden pelican from Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley.
They were in recognition of a historic year which saw the ten-time national champ secure the country’s first individual squash medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games, before winning a momentous silver medal in Germany’s World Masters Championships.
“It’s unbelievable and just overwhelming,” said Meakins, who was also chosen as the Senior Female Outstanding Sportsperson of 2010.
Frankie Fredericks, Namibia’s multi Olympic silver medallist, delivered the feature address.