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Finalists for the Tasmanian Athlete of the Year announced

Five athletes have been named finalists in the Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Athlete of the Year.

They are:

  • Matthew Bugg – Sailing.
    Bugg won silver medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
  • Amy Cure – Cycling (Track).
    The 2015 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year, Cure won gold medals at the 2016 UCI Track World Cup (team pursuit and scratch race) and finished fifth in the team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
  • Deon Kenzie – Athletics.
    Kenzie won a 1500 metre silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and finished in first place in a world record time at the 2016 Australian Championships.
  • Matthew Phillips – Enduro Motocross.
    Phillips won the first Enduro GP world championship, and in doing so also won the world E2 Class title.
  • Richie Porte – Cycling (Road).
    Porte finished fifth in the Tour de France, third in the Paris-Nice Road Race, was runner up at the Tour Down Under and competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Road Race.

The 2016 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Athlete of the Year will be announced at a special cocktail function at the Derwent Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

‬Released by:

Nicolas Turner
Tel: 6210 5206 or 0418 538 865