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Schooling and Ser win Singapore's top sporting award for the second time

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Schooling and Ser win Singapore's top sporting award for the second time

06 August, 2015   Sport Singapore


Joseph Schooling and Jasmine Ser were crowned Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year at the Singapore Sports Awards 2015. Both Schooling and Ser have now won the award twice. It was more joy for the Swimming fraternity as Schooling’s coach Sergio Lopez won coach of the year.

Singapore sports awards 2015

Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development and President, Singapore National Olympic Council delivers his opening address. Photo: Sport Singapore


The awards celebrated a busy year for Singapore sport as athletes from the nation took part in three major games. In his opening address, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development and President, Singapore National Olympic Council highlighted the achievements of the nation’s sporting elite “Games records and National records were set at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. At the Youth Olympic Games, our young athletes made history winning the first gold medals for Singapore. More importantly, our athletes set out to challenge themselves and recorded new personal best performances.”

He added that the 28th SEA Games, held in Singapore in June, “have created newfound enthusiasm and belief in our athletes. As one Team Singapore, you rallied a nation and brought immense pride to the country. Every single one of you played a part – the community, the corporate supporters, the Government, the individuals and many others more – you showed us that aspirations are possible realities, that when we set our minds to achieve a common goal, we can do more than merely dream.”

For the athletes however, it was a night for them to switch from spandex to tailored suits and from spikes to heels. Many of the younger competitors clearly relished the chance to rub shoulders with their more illustrious counterparts, while the older sports persons worked the floor with grace and sophistication.

Full list of winners:

Sportsman of the Year: Joseph Schooling (Swimming) 

Sportswoman of the Year: Jasmine Ser (Shooting) 

Sportsboy of the Year: Aloysius Yapp (Cuesports) 

Sportsgirl of the Year: Martina Lindsay Veloso (Shooting) 

Coach of the Year: Sergio Lopez 

Team of the Year (Event): Jazreel Low, Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen, Joey Yeo and Daphne Tan. Bowling, Women's team of 5 

Singapore sports awards 2015

Team of the Year (Event): Jazreel Low, Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen, Joey Yeo and Daphne Tan, bowling, women's team of 5 pose with their award. Photo: Sport Singapore

Team of the Year (Team Sport): Netball 

Sportsboy/Sportsgirl Team of the Year (Event): Loh Jia Yi and Jonathan Yeo, Sailing gold, 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 

Best Sports Event of the Year (Local): Netball Nations Cup 2014 

Best Sports Event of the Year (International): BNP WTA Finals Singapore Presented by SC Global 

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