Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lee Chong Wei, the world no. 1 badminton king
Pandelela Rinong, a Bidayuh girl from Sarawak
Congratulations to Malaysia's World number one badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei and divine diver Pandelela Rinong who have been named 2011 National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.
Pandelela of Sarawak won despite being closely challenged by Nicol Ann David, the 6 time World Open Women Squash Champion and World no.1 female squash queen.
The results was announced on Tuesday night, 17 April 2012.
The previous winner in 2010 were Nicol Ann David and Cyclist, Azizul Hasni Awang.
Roll of honour :
NATIONAL SPORTSMAN FOR 2011: Lee Chong Wei (Badminton)
NATIONAL SPORTSWOMAN: Pandelela Rinong (Diving)
NATIONAL MEN'S TEAM: Cheng Chu Sian, Khairul Anuar Mohamad, Haziq Kamaruddin (Archery)
NATIONAL WOMEN'S TEAM: Katrina Ann Hadi, Png Hui Chuen, Lee Zhien Huey, Yeo Pei Ling, Tan May Mei, Mandy Yeap, Tasha Jane, Gan Zhen Yu, Lee Yhing Huey, Emanuelle Mah (Synchronised Swimming)
NATIONAL PARALYMPIAN SPORTSMAN: Mohd Salam Sidik (Archery)
NATIONAL PARALYMPIAN SPORTSWOMAN: Hemala Devi (Athletics)
NATIONAL MEN'S COACH: Syed Mohd Hussaini Mazlan (Cycling)
NATIONAL WOMEN'S COACH: Rosniza Abu Bakar (Rhythmic Gymnastics)
LEADERSHIP AWARD: Datuk Seri Kee Yong Wee (Wushu)
SPECIAL AWARD: Shaharudin Jaafar (Cycling)
All The Best... May you all shine at the 2012 London Olympics.