Team NZ win big at Halberg Awards

February 12, 2018

Team New Zealand sailors have been named the 2017 supreme award winners at the annual Halberg Sports Awards.

The team was named the team of the year, before being presented the supreme award by Halberg later in the evening.

Sportswoman of the year Lisa Carrington (canoe sprint), sportsman of the year Tom Walsh (shot put) and disabled sportsperson of the year Sophie Pascoe (swimming) were the others in contention for the major prize on offer.

It is the second time Team New Zealand have won the supreme Halberg award, after they also claimed the award in 1995.

The Black Ferns rugby side, the Blacks Sox softballers and the women’s K2 500m canoe sprint duo of Carrington and Caitlin Ryan, all world champions in 2017, were the other nominees for the team of the year prize.

In the sportswoman’s category, Carrington claimed honours for the second consecutive year after she bagged medals, including two gold, in all her four events at the World Kayaking Championships.

Shot Putter Tom Walsh was a popular winner of the sportsman of the year award, thanks to becoming New Zealand’s first male to win an IAAF Track and Field Championship.

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