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FINALISTS OF SPORTS AWARDS 2013 UNVEILED

28 May, 2013  


Bowler Shayna Ng will go vie for the title of Sportswoman of the Year with national paddler Feng Tianwei in this year's Singapore Sports Awards (photo by Han Tan/SSC).

by Ng Kee Haur

Singapore’s best sports talent, event organizers and journalists will be announced at the Singapore Sports Awards (SSA) to be held on 11 June 2013.

Since it beginning in 1967 with four categories, the Awards has evolved to become Singapore’s most coveted honours for sporting achievements, covering 12 award categories that cut across various facets of the sporting ecosystem – from athletes and coaches to event organisers and media. Categories such as “Best Sports Event (International)”, “Best Sports Events (Local)” and the “Most Inspiring Sports Story” were added in recent years to acknowledge the relationships and collaborations in sport across the people, public and private sectors as a part of the Vision 2030 sporting journey.

An accolade highly regarded by the industry

“The SSA has come a long way. Today, it has become the event that athletes and sporting partners look forward to every year, and more importantly an accolade that is highly regarded by the industry,” said Mrs Jessie Phua, committee member of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) who is also the Chairman of the SSA 2013. She added, “We will continue to review and reinvent the SSA periodically, to ensure it remains relevant over the years.”

Chairperson of the “Most Inspiring Sports Story” category Mr Ng Wei Joo, Immediate Past President of the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore and Partner of Tulchan Communications LLP, was heartened by the quality of submissions this year. He said: “The stories submitted this year are of a high standard, and that certainly made the judging process quite challenging. We hope that through this Awards, journalists will be encouraged to continue writing stories that inspire Singaporeans to live better through sports.”

Said Mr Low Teo Ping, Chairperson of the “Best Sports Event of the Year” category and Vice President of the SNOC, “The ‘Best Sports Event of the Year’ award has found traction since it was launched last year. Through the award, we want to recognise the efforts of event organisers and National Sports Associations in making Singapore a vibrant sporting city with the events they stage. These events, have also in their own ways, contributed economically in the areas of tourism, infrastructure enhancements and capability development. Singaporeans are now able to participate in and watch different genres of sporting action all year round. Having more international sporting events in Singapore also showcases our offerings as a sporting nation and this will continue to attract world-class entities critical to the development of the sports industry.”

Finalists for the Awards

The finalists for the Main Awards were selected by the SSA Selection Committees, following which a secret ballot was carried out to choose the most deserving winners. The full list of nominees for the Singapore Sports Awards 2013 is below.

Sportsboy / Sportsgirl Awards

S/n

Awards Category

Finalists

(Not in order of merit)

Sport

01

Sportsboy of the Year

Keith Saw Hui Xun

Bowling

02

 

Quah Zheng Wen

Swimming

03

 

Samuel Tan Wei Han

Wushu

 

 

 

 

01

Sportsgirl of the Year

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama

Sailing

02

 

Vera Tan Yan Ning

Wushu


S/n

Awards Category

Awardees

(Not in order of merit)

Sport

01

Team of the Year (Event)

 

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama

Jessica Goh Kai Ling

Loh Jia Yi

Edward Tan Yi Zhu

Samuel Neo Jiun Jie

National Sailing Optimist Team at the World Team Racing Championship

 

 

 

 

01

Meritorious Award (Event)

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama

Jessica Goh Kai Ling

Loh Jia Yi

Edward Tan Yi Zhu

Samuel Neo Jiun Jie

Ryan Teo Yee Kang

Matthew Scott Lau Wen Jiang

National Sailing Optimist Team at the Asian Team Racing Championship

 

 

 

 

01

Meritorious Award

Jannah Wong Min

Athletics

02

(Individual)

Loh Jia Yi

Sailing

03

 

Samuel Neo Jiun Jie

Sailing

04

 

Rudi Hermawan Bin Zahri

Silat

05

 

Nurul Shafiqah Binte Mohamed Saiful

Silat

06

 

Muhammad Nur Alfian Bin Juma’en

Silat

07

 

Nur Shafiqa Binte Sheik Alau’ddin

Silat

08

 

Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman

Silat

09

 

Lionel Khoo Chien Yin

Swimming

10

 

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

Swimming

11

 

Teo Zhen Ren

Swimming

12

 

Clarence Chew Zheyu

Table Tennis

13

 

Jowen Lim Si Wei

Wushu


Sportsman / Sportswoman Awards

S/n

Awards Category

Awardees

Sport

01

Team of the Year (Team Sport)

1) Mohammad Shahril Bin Ishak

2) Hariss S/O Harun

3) Mohamad Izwan Bin Mahbud

4) Mohamad Shaiful Bin Esah Nain

5) Mohammad Isa Bin Abdul Halim

6) Baihakki Bin Khaizan

7) Shi Jiayi

8) Shahdan Bin Sulaiman

9) Aleksandar Duric

10) Fazrul Nawaz S/O Shahul Hameed

11) Qiu Li

12) Muhammad Fazli Bin Ayob

13) Mustafic Fahrudin

14) Daniel Mark Bennett

15) Mohamed Hyrulnizam Bin Juma’at

16) Mohammad Khairul Amri Bin Mohammad Kamal

17) Muhammad Irwan Shah Bin Arismail

18) Muhammad Safuwan Bin Baharudin

19) Mohammad Firdaus Bin Kasman

20) Mohamed Hafiz Bin Rahim

21) Sim Wei Zhi Joey

22) Muhammad Zulfahmi Bin Mohd Arifin

National Football Men’s Team at the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup

 

 

 

 

01

Meritorious (Event)

 

Shinta Mulia Sari

Yao Lei

National Badminton Women’s Doubles Team (London 2012 Olympic Games)

02

(Not in order of merit)

Shayna Ng Lin Zhi

Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

National Bowling Women’s Doubles Team

(Asian Championship)

03

 

Amanda Ng Li Chuen

New Hui Fen

Daphne Tan Shi Jing

National Bowling Women’s Trio Team (Asian Championship)

O4

 

Griselda Khng

Lee Shu Xian

National Sailing 420 Women’s Team (World Championship)

05

 

Feng Tianwei

Wang Yuegu

Li Jiawei

Sun Beibei

Yu Mengyu

National Table Tennis Women’s Team

(World Team Championship)

06

 

Gao Ning

Yang Zi

Clarence Chew Zheyu

Pang Xuejie

National Table Tennis Men’s Team

(Asian Championship)

07

 

Gao Ning

Yang Zi

Zhan Jian

Li Hu

National Table Tennis Men’s Team

(London 2012 Olympic Games)

08

 

Sun Beibei

Li Jiawei

National Table Tennis Women’s Doubles Team

(Asian Championship)

 

 

 

 

01

Meritorious (Individual)

Gary Yeo Foo Ee

Athletics

02

 

Dipna Lim Prasad

Athletics

03

 

Derek Wong Zi Liang

Badminton

04

 

Gu Juan

Badminton

05

 

Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Bowling

06

 

Cherie Tan Shi Hua

Bowling

07

 

Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

Bowling

08

 

Geraldine Lee Wei Ling

Canoeing

09

 

Jonathan Woo Ke-Jun

Golf

10

 

Lim Heem Wei

Gymnastics

11

 

Elizabeth Yin Yueling

Sailing

12

 

Colin Cheng Xinru

Sailing

13

 

Muhammad Ridhwan Bin Selamat

Silat

14

 

Muhammad Shakir Bin Juanda

Silat

15

 

Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei

Shooting

16

 

Danny Yeo Kai Quan

Swimming

17

 

Mylene Ong Chui Bin

Swimming

18

 

Tao Li

Swimming

19

 

Lynette Lim Shu En

Swimming

20

 

Joseph Isaac Schooling

Swimming

21

 

Gao Ning

Table Tennis

22

 

Yang Zi

Table Tennis

23

 

Zhan Jian

Table Tennis

24

 

Wang Yuegu

Table Tennis

25

 

Yu Mengyu

Table Tennis

26

 

Li Jiawei

Table Tennis

27

 

Helena Wong Kar Mun

Weightlifting

28

 

Seet Wee Key

Wushu




S/n

Awards Category

Finalists

(Not in order of merit)

 

Sport

01

Sportsman of the Year

No finalist

-

 

 

 

 

01

Sportswoman of the Year

Shayna Ng Lin Zhi

Bowling

02

 

Feng Tianwei

Table Tennis

 

 

 

 

01

Coach of the Year

Babella Balazs

Canoeing

02

 

Radojko Avramovic

Football

03

 

Fernando Javier Alegre Arbulu

Sailing

04

 

Mohamad Hidayat Bin Hosni

Silat

05

 

Zhou Shusen

Table Tennis

 

 

 

 

01

Team of the Year (Event)

Amanda Ng Li Chuen

Cherie Tan Shi Hua

Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

New Hui Fen

Shayna Ng Lin Zhi

National Bowling Women’s Team

02

 

Rachel Lee Qing

Cecilia Low Rui Qi

National Sailing 420 Women’s Team

03

 

Feng Tianwei

Wang Yuegu

Li Jiawei

Sun Beibei

National Table Tennis Women’s Team


S/n

Best Sports Event of the Year (Local)

 

Finalists

(Not in order of merit)

Sport

01

 

24th Canon Lion City Cup

 

Football

02

 

OCBC Cycle Singapore 2012

 

Cycling

03

 

65th Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Club 7s

 

Rugby

04

 

Singapore Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012

 

Marathon

S/n

Best Sports Event of the Year (International)

 

Finalists (Not in order of merit)

Sport

01

 

FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 (Singapore)

 

Swimming

02

 

HSBC Women’s Champions 2012

 

Golf

03

 

HSBC Asian 7s Series, Singapore

 

Rugby

04

 

Li-Ning Singapore Open 2012

 

Badminton

05

 

ONE Fighting Championship 2012

 

Mixed Martial Arts


S/n

Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year

 

Finalists (Not in order of merit)/ Title of Story

Journalist/

Date Published

01

 

Gerrard Lin: “30km mark. 12km more. Hell began.”

Leslie Tan

Red Sports,

31 December 2012

 

02

 

There’s Always Another Mountain to Climb

Jeanette Tan

Yahoo! News,

5 June 2012

03

 

True Grit

Chan U-Gene

The Sunday Times,

15 April 2012

 

04

 

Victory Lies In Tan’s Duel With Life

Rohit Brijnath

The Straits Times,

4 September 2012