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SCMS named best local event at Sports Awards

13 June, 2013   Cassandra M Tan


Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012 fended off tough competition from OCBC Cycle Singapore 2012 to claim the title of Best Sports Event (Local) (image by SSC).


Singapore, 13 June 2013 - Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) 2012 clinched the title of Best Sports Event (Local) at the 2013 Singapore Sports Awards on Tuesday. The SCMS saw 53,000 running enthusiasts participating, amongst whom was the oldest marathoner in the world- 101-year-old Fauja Singh. Lorraine Gan, chairperson of the organising committee of the Standard Chartered Marathon 2012 cited that it was the iconic routes that attracted the large number of people to come to the event.

“As far the numbers are concerned, fifty percent of our runners are new runners and fifty percent are repeat runners, so every year we have an influx of new runners,” she said, “Word gets out to other runners that this is a good event; it’s well organised, and you get to many sights of Singapore that you don’t get to see sometimes.”

SCMS 2012 fended off tough competition from OCBC Cycle Singapore which started in 2009, and won the 2011 edition for the same category.

Clinching top prize for Best Sports Event (International) was the HSBC Women's Champions 2012. Over 26,000 local and overseas spectators had graced the 4-day event which was broadcast to over 1.5 billion households. 

“I think it was a fantastic event in 2012. We had an excellent player field with fifty of the world’s top players. That really helped,” said Joyce Chai, event director for IMG. 

“What I find amazing about this event is that one of the reasons why these great players keep coming back is because they love Singapore. Singapore plays such a fantastic host for international sporting events,” added title sponsor, HSBC, Darren Friedlander.


Journalist Chan U-Gene's (3rd from left) story titled "True Grit" won him the Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year (image by SSC)

Three categories for Best Sports Event (Local), Best Sports Event (International) and Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year were introduced in 2011 to recognise the sporting partners who have worked hard behind the scenes to help shape sports lifestyles in Singapore. As part of the Vision 2030 journey, the awards were also included to support ongoing efforts that foster deep relationships and collaborations with sports across the people, public, and private sectors.
 
Biggest surprise

The biggest surprise of the night came when the National Sailing 420 Women’s Team beat the National Table Tennis Women’s Team who brought home the Bronze medal for Singapore in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Surprising but not any less deserving, the National Sailing 420 Women’s Team beat 35 other boats to be crowned world champions of the 420 in Austria. It was a continuous feat for the sailing sport as sailing coach Fernando Javier Alegre Arbulu claimed the spot for Coach of the Year and sailer Elisa Yukie Yokoyama for Sportsgirl of the Year.   

“It feels good, and it was a reminder of how 2012 was a very good year for me,” the Sportsgirl of the Year shyly admitted later on.

The last award of the night went to Feng Tianwei as she clinched Sportswoman of the Year for her historic achievements accomplished at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Tianwei was unable to make it due to her participation overseas in the China Open, receiving the award on her behalf was teammate Wang Yuegu. 

Making appearances at the event were Guest-of-Honour Acting Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Senior Minister of State of the Ministry of Communications and Information, Mr. Lawrence Wong, and Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security, Minister for Home Affairs and President, Singapore National Olympic Council. 

Full List of Winners

Main Awards

S/n

Award Category

Winner

1

Best Sports Event of the Year

(Local)

 

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2012

 

2

Best Sports Event of the Year (International)

 

HSBC Women’s Champions 2012

3

Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year

 

“True Grit” by Chan U-Gene from The Sunday Times

4

Sportsboy/Sportsgirl Team of the Year (Event)

 

National Sailing Optimist Team

at the World Team Racing Championship

5

Team of the Year (Event)

 

National Sailing 420 Women’s Team

(Rachel Lee Qing, and Cecilia Low Rui Qi)

 

6

Team of the Year (Team Sport)

National Football Men’s Team

at the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup

 

7

Coach of the Year

 

Fernando Javier Alegre Arbulu, Sailing

8

Sportsgirl of the Year

 

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama, Sailing

9

Sportsboy of the Year

Keith Saw Hui Xun, Bowling

 

10

Sportswoman of the Year

 

Feng Tianwei, Table Tennis


Meritous Awards (Seniors)

S/n

Award Category

Winner

1

Meritorious Awards (Seniors)

Individual

 

Athletics

Gary Yeo Foo Ee

Dipna Lim Prasad

 

Badminton

Derek Wong Zi Liang

Gu Juan

 

Bowling

Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Cherie Tan Shi Hua

Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

 

Canoeing

Geraldine Lee Wei Ling

 

Golf

Jonathan Woo Ke-Jun

 

Gymnastics

Lim Heem Wei

 

Sailing

Elizabeth Yin Yueling

Colin Cheng Xinru

 

Shooting

Jasmine Ser Xiang Wei

 

Silat

Muhammad Ridhwan Bin Selamat

Muhammad Shakir Bin Juanda

 

Swimming

Danny Yeo Kai Quan

Mylene Ong Chui Bin

Tao Li

Lynette Lim Shu En

Joseph Isaac Schooling

 

Table Tennis

Gao Ning

Yang Zi

Wang Yuegu

Yu Mengyu

Li Jiawei

 

Weightlifting

Helena Wong Kar Mun

 

Wushu

Seet Wee Key

2

Meritorious Awards (Seniors)

Event

 

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

Shinta Mulia Sari

Yao Lei

 

National Bowling Women’s Doubles Team

(Asian Championship)

Shayna Ng Lin Zhi

Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

 

National Bowling Women’s Trio Team

(Asian Championship)

Amanda Ng Li Chuen

New Hui Fen

Daphne Tan Shi Jing

 

National Sailing 420 Women’s Team

(World Championship)

Griselda Khng

Lee Shu Xian

 

National Table Tennis Men’s Team

(Asian Championship)

Gao Ning

Yang Zi

Clarence Chew Zheyu

Pang Xuejie

 

National Table Tennis Men’s Team

(London 2012 Olympic Games)

Gao Ning

Yang Zi

Zhan Jian

Li Hu

 

National Table Tennis Women’s Doubles Team

(Asian Championship)

Sun Beibei

Li Jiawei

 

National Table Tennis Women’s Team

(World Team Championship)

Feng Tianwei

Wang Yuegu

Li Jiawei

Sun Beibei

Yu Mengyu

 


Meritous Awards (Sportsboy/Sportsgirl)

1

Meritorious Awards (Sportsboy/Sportsgirl)

Individual

 

Athletics

Jannah Wong Min

 

Sailing

Loh Jia Yi

Samuel Neo Jiun Jie

 

Silat

Rudi Hermawan Bin Zahri

Nurul Shafiqah Binte Mohamed Saiful

Muhammad Nur Alfian Bin Juma’en

Nur Shafiqa Binte Sheik Alau’ddin

Muhammad Iqbal Bin Abdul Rahman

 

Swimming

Lionel Khoo Chien Yin

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi

Teo Zhen Ren

Table Tennis

Clarence Chew Zheyu

 

Wushu

Jowen Lim Si Wei

 

2

Meritorious Awards (Sportsboy/Sportsgirl)

Event

 

National Sailing Optimist Team

at the Asian Team Racing Championship

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