Naomi Singh is an accomplished cyclist who At the age of fifteen received the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Most Outstanding Female Rider of 2007 Award.
At the 2008 National Schools’ Cycling Championships, Naomi won gold medal in the girls’ open 25km cycle road race. At the 2009 George Cumberbatch Memorial race meet, she won the female clash ahead of Abigail Humphrey, daughter of former national star, the Late Troy Humphrey. In June of that year she participated in the Annual P&P Insurance Brokers Cycling Programme where there was no female category due to the lack of participants, but as the lone female rider at 16-years of age Naomi rode in the Boys 12-14 years 3-lap race and finished 2nd. A few months later in October 2009, she participate in the Inter Guiana Games in Suriname where she placed third and took home the bronze medal, losing to fellow Guyanese Marica Dick.
In March 2010 at the Cheddi Jagan Memorial Road Race, she won the ladies’ category…. but wait there’s more!! She got first place at the 2010 Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme and 50th National Schools cycling, swimming and Track and Field Championships. During that year’s National Road Race championships Naomi finished in third place. She was also awarded the win at the IGG Games that same year.
At the 2011 GCF Championship games, Naomi came in second to Linden’s Hazina Barrett in the female category. In October 2011 at the Leslie King Memorial Cycle Classic in Trinidad she came in second position. Then she won first place at the 2011 Inter Guiana Games road race held in Guyana. Naomi was also the only female among four cyclists who represented Guyana at the 2011 International Easter Fest cycling championship in Trinidad.
In April 2012, (Baker’s Memorial Cycle Meet) Naomi took the Ladies’ two-lap event and the School Boys and Girls Open race. In June, Claire Fraser-Green, who is based in the UK, out-sprinted Naomi to win her first GCF Road Race title. In July at the Third Annual Seven Seas / Dr. Chase 50 Mile Road Race Naiomi won over Marica Dick of Berbice. In August 2012 Naomi won the eighth annual Reagan Rodrigues Memorial 50-mile cycle road race. In October 2012, Naomi was one of 3 cyclist to be awarded a special prize at the Caribbean Cycling Championships, in Antigua for their courage in participating in the grueling ‘Ride for Life’ 266-mile event five-stage cycling Meet. That same year Naomi was the first female to cross the finish line at the Roraima Bikers Club (RBC)/Digicel/Avon Breast Cancer Awareness 25-lap cycle road race.
At the February 2013 Mash 40-miler in Berbice, Naomi beat national champion, Marica Dick, to win the race. She completed the 20-mile race in a time of 47 minutes, 32 seconds (47m: 32s), 13 minutes ahead of Dick. In March 2013 at the Annual Cheddi Jagan Memorial Road race Naomi won the female category ahead of Hazina Barrett who suffered a puncture and also fell during the course of the race. She received a special trophy as the lone female to finish.
Wow Naomi is the truth!
Curated from GuyaneseGirlsRock.com