Swimming's double gold medal winner Brandon Schuster is the ‘Best Male Athlete’ for the Pacific Games XVI.
The President of the Pacific Games Council Mr. Vidhya Lakhan, made the official announcement last night at the closing ceremony at the Apia Park Stadium.
A panel of selected members involved with the Games disclosed their decision shortly before the official closing.
Schuster was recognised for setting the standard for swimming in Samoa.
He is currently in Korea to compete in a World Swimming championship and was unable to collect his award.
His father, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster, received the award on his behalf.
The ‘Best Female Athlete’ award sent to Emma Terebo of New Caledonia who is also a swimmer.
Terebo is the winner of three gold medals in the womens swimming competition.
The President of the New Caledonia Swimming Federation accepted the award of her behalf.