Olympic super heavyweight champion Audley Harrison MBE was the guest of honour at this year’s Isle of Man Sports Awards Evening.
Arriving at Ronaldsway Airport early in the morning on Wednesday 23rd March, the 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist toured the National Sports Centre and the Isle of Man Sports Institute before meeting Chris Quine, the island’s Sports Performance Co-ordinator.
Audley then travelled to the Isle of Man Bank’s lunchtime event, which featured a Q&A session with clients and staff, followed by interviews with local media including John Watterson, Sports Editor for Isle of Man Newspapers, and Tim Glover, Sports Editor for Manx Radio.
The big event took place in the evening at Villa Marina, where Audley was introduced by Gary Corkhill, Chairman of Isle of Man Sport, to association members, sponsors, and guests.
Audley then presented awards to some of the island’s greatest athletes before chatting, taking photos and signing autographs for attendees.
Paul Callow, Business Administrator for Isle of Man Sport, said: “Everything was great and Audley was an amazing guest. We’ve had a massive amount of really positive feedback from those who attended the awards and met him during the day.
“He was really accommodating and was an inspiration to our athletes and coaches, you’d never have known that he’s had such a long and tiring journey during the previous 48 hours!”
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