Paralympian Alphanso Cunningham has been recognised as the Most Outstanding Male Athlete with Disability at the prestigious Commonwealth Sports Awards, held last weekend at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Trinidad & Tobago.
Cunningham was the gold medal winner in F52/53 javelin competition at the Paralympic Games in London.
He is a multiple medallist at international championships, having also won gold medals in javelin at the 2003 Para Pan American Games in Argentina and the 2010 USA Americas Cup.
In discus, he has won gold medals in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games; the 2003 World Games, England; the 2003 Para Pan American Games in, Argentina; the 2007 Para Pan American Games in Brazil and the 2010 USA Americas Cup. His collection also includes several silver medals. He has also established world, regional, paralympic and championship records.
"From its inception, we have strived to illuminate the deeds of Commonwealth athletes and to encourage the youth to aspire for higher heights," noted founder of the Commonwealth Sports Awards, Al Hamilton, in his presentation at the ceremony.