Broadbell grateful for RJRGLEANER Sportsman nomination

January 17, 2023
Rasheed Broadbell
Rasheed Broadbell

Win or lose, sprint hurdler Rasheed Broadbell is grateful for being among the three nominees for the RJRGLEANER Sportsman of the Year award.

"It's a great feeling, I mean it's my first time being nominated, I'm just feeling really grateful at the moment," Broadbell said.

Broadbell accomplished many career milestones last year, including winning his first major title after capturing the Commonwealth Games 110 metres hurdles crown, becoming the third Jamaican to run under 13 seconds in the event with his 12.99 seconds - a personal best, taking the silver in the Diamond League in Zurich and ending the season as the fourth-ranked 110 metres hurdler in the world.

Still, he said this nomination came as somewhat of a surprise to him and he is not dwelling on winning the award.

"I mean I wasn't thinking about it. I was just focused on trying to set myself up for the next season and other oncoming seasons to be greater than the last," he said. "I mean, whoever wins it's God's will and I think everyone has put in a lot of work to be here. Whatever the result is, I trust that's the path God wants me on and that means more work and the work never really stops - win or lose."

Broadbell, however, would be happy if he was bestowed the honour of being recognised as the national Sportsman of the Year.

"I would feel really great knowing that I turned the season around to a very amazing one and that the work that I had put in didn't went unnoticed so for that I would be very humble and grateful," the former St Jago High athlete said.

He said this nomination has been a motivation for him to work harder this 2023 season.

"I mean how can it not? I have never been here before and I most definitely want to be here again God's will, but It has most definitely given me another notch of motivation for 2023," Broadbell said.

Broadbell goes up against 400 metres hurdler Jaheel Hyde who was a World Championships finalist and Commonwealth Games silver medallist last year and Jamaica and West Indies batsman Rovman Powell, who captained the Jamaica Tallawahs to taking the Caribbean Premier League title.

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