Mounter’s the man
Javed Mounter’s record-setting year in 2011 has landed him just rewards.
He captured the Cyclist Of The Year title when the Barbados Cycling Union (BCU) held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday night at the Barbados Olympic Association’s headquarters in Wildey, St Michael.
Mounter, who rode as an independent in 2011, was also named Most Outstanding Junior Track Rider.
BCU president Keith Yearwood said of Mounter, who picked up a silver medal in Russia: “He broke the national record and then he broke it again and he broke it again!”
In a brief address, Yearwood said that riders could achieve glory for self and country while travelling the world.
He indicated that Edwin Sutherland, Gregory Vanderpool, Liam Lovell and Josh Kelly had been invited to join a programme to train towards the 2014 Youth Olympics in Beijing, China.
“The 2016 Olympics will be held in our neck of the woods – Brazil – and the BCU is seeking coaches and other personnel to help to continue our programmes to keep cycling on track for greater honours,” Yearwood said.
AMOND Fugen took the Club Of The Year Award while Mounter was joined in the circle of record-breakers by Russell Elcock, Hakeem Perryman and Deidre Mayers.
Medal winners during 2011 were Ronald Harding, Gregory Downie, Esther Miller-Rosemond and Mounter.