Halifax’s Sharpe, Dalton earn athlete of the year nominations
Halifax natives David Sharpe and Richard Dalton have been nominated formale individual athlete of the year for Sport Nova Scotia’s Ricoh SportAwards on Saturday.
Halifax natives David Sharpe and Richard Dalton have been nominated for male individual athlete of the year for Sport Nova Scotia’s Ricoh Sport Awards on Saturday.
Sharpe is a swimming sensation who broke or re-set 40 provincial records in a 12-month span, and Dalton, a canoeist, raced in the C-2 100 metres at last year’s world sprint canoe-kayak championships in Dartmouth.
The third finalist is Bridgewater’s Mattias Wolter, a steeplechase athlete.
Dartmouth’s Andrew Russell, another canoeist who competed in four C-2 events worlds, is up for male team athlete of the year along with Bayside soccer midfielder Derek Gaudet and Tatamagouche figure skater John Mattatall.
On the women’s side, sprinter Adrienne Power of Halifax and boxer Stephanie Walker of Sackville have been nominated for individual athlete of the year along with snowboarder Alexandra Duckworth of Kingsburg, Lunenburg Co.
North Preston’s Justine Colley, who starred for the Canadian under-19 women’s basketball team, Lake Echo kayaker Genevieve Orton, and Baddeck hockey standout Jessica Wong are up for team athlete of the year.
The winners of those categories, along with five others, will be announced Saturday at the 14th annual Sport Award ceremony at the World Trade and Convention Centre.