Former Jamaica sportswoman of the year Sarah Newland Martin is dead

(Sarah Newland Martin (right) receives a cheque from the Rotary Club of Kingston)

Former Jamaica sportswoman of the year Sarah Newland Martin passed away this morning at the Kingston Public Hospital.

Ms Newland martin’s outstanding sporting achievements goes back to 1965 when she was named Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year for being the only woman with a disability to complete the ‘cross the harbour’ race.

That was just one of numerous highlights in an athletic career that saw her representing Jamaica at the highest levels, winning close to 40 medals and setting numerous world and Pan-American records.

At the time of her passing she was administrator and general secretary of the Kingston Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).

Former President of the Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennell in reflecting told Irie fm that Ms Newland Martin has made a significant contribution to sports.

The members of the Irie Fm Sports department would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the late Sarah Newland-Martin.


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