Vaipava is Samoa's 2016 Sportsperson

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: Weightlifting reigned supreme at the Vailima Sports Awards last night as Vapaiva Nevo Ioane was awarded Sportsperson of the Year.

More photos and story tomorrow

1. Junior Sportswoman of the Year 

• Elenor SchusteR, Tennis

2. Junior Sportsman of the Year

•  Don Opeloge, Weightlifting

3. Senior Sportswoman of the year

Matile Sitagata, Powerlifting 

4. Senior Sportsman of the year

• Vaipava Nevo Ioane, Weightlifting

5. Empowered Athlete With Disability of the year

• Petelo Evile, Special Olympics Samoa

6. Sports Administrator of the year

• Tagaloa Fouina Su’a, Rugby League

7. Coach of the Year• 

• Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork, Weightlifting

8. Manager of the Year

•Pepe Fiaailetoa Christian Fruean, Powerlifting

9. Lifetime Achievement Award •Muliagatele Brian Lima, Manu Samoa 15’s

10. Sports body of the Year 

Samoa International Cricket

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