The Quah siblings dominated the nominations for the Singapore Sports activities Awards, which have been launched yesterday.
The swimmers have been nominated within the Sportsman of the Yr, Sportswoman of the Yr, Sportsgirl of the Yr and Group of the Yr (Occasion) classes of the awards, that are organised by the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore.
Quah Zheng Wen – who was named Most Priceless Male Athlete on the 2019 SEA Video games – is in rivalry to finish Joseph Education’s lengthy reign as Sportsman of the Yr through the Oct 28 awards.
The 25-year-old Olympic gold medallist gained the gong in 2012, after which 5 consecutive occasions from 2015 to 2019. There was no winner in 2013.
No athlete has gained the primary award six straight occasions, with Education, fellow former swimmer Patricia Chan and ex-paddler Li Jiawei all successful it 5 occasions on the trot.
Olympic-bound Zheng Wen, 24, shall be up in opposition to 2014 winner and reigning billiards world champion Peter Gilchrist in addition to 2018 silat world champion Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alauddin.
His older sister Ting Wen, 28, in the meantime, is in rivalry to win Sportswoman of the Yr.
She is up in opposition to Cherie Tan, the primary Singaporean to win the Masters title on the World Bowling Girls’s Championships; Tessa Neo, who earned the Republic a berth at Tokyo 2020 by successful silver on the Asian Capturing Championships; and Republic’s first Winter Olympian, ice-skater Cheyenne Goh.
No brother and sister pair have gained the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Yr gongs.
The youngest sibling, Jing Wen, 19, is nominated within the Sportsgirl of the Yr class, alongside silat exponent Siti Khadijah, fencer Amita Berthier and bowler Arianne Tay.
Jing Wen and Ting Wen additionally discover themselves within the Group of the Yr (Occasion) class, alongside Gan Ching Hwee and Christie Chue – the ladies’s 4x200m freestyle workforce from final yr’s SEA Video games within the Philippines.
Fellow SEA Video games gold medallists – the lads’s ice skating 3,000m relay workforce, ladies’s bowling workforce of 4, ladies’s workforce foil in fencing, males’s silat inventive workforce and the ladies’s underwater hockey workforce – are additionally nominated.
Within the Group of the Yr (Group Sport), the ladies’s floorball squad shall be hoping to regain their 2018 crown. They’re up in opposition to the lads’s softball workforce.
Within the Sportsboy of the Yr class, silat exponent Muhammad Hazim Yusli shall be defending his crown in opposition to swimmer Darren Chua and paddler Koen Pang.
The Coach of the Yr gong shall be contested by desk tennis’ Gao Ning, badminton’s Mulyo Handoyo, capturing’s Kirill Ivanov, swimming’s Stephan Widmer, floorball’s Louise Khng and bowling’s Jason Yeong-Nathan.
The winners shall be introduced at a ceremony on Oct 28 at 8pm, which shall be attended solely by nominees as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Will probably be streamed stay on SNOC’s Fb web page.
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