Quah swimming siblings Zheng Wen and Ting Wen may create historical past on the Singapore Sports activities Awards this month by turning into the primary brother and sister pair to win the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the 12 months awards after each earned nominations for his or her achievements final 12 months.
Their youthful sister Jing Wen, 19, can be within the working for the Sportsgirl of the 12 months award.
Ting Wen is up towards Cheyenne Goh (ice skating), Tessa Neo (taking pictures) and Cherie Tan (bowling) for the Sportswoman of the 12 months gong.
The 28-year-old, who gained six gold medals finally 12 months’s SEA Video games within the Philippines, mentioned the nomination is a type of encouragement for the trio.
“It is significantly significant as a result of 2019-2020 has not been a straightforward 12 months for us and there have been many transitions and challenges, however we’re nonetheless hanging on to our dream of being within the Tokyo Olympics collectively representing Singapore,” she mentioned yesterday.
Ting Wen, who’s in Budapest to compete for Worldwide Swimming League crew DC Trident, additionally lowered the 50m freestyle nationwide file twice and the 100m free file 4 instances final 12 months.
Zheng Wen, 24, must fend off the problem from fellow nominees, veteran billiards world champion Peter Gilchrist – who took residence his Sportsman award in 2014 – and silat exponent Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin.
Olympic champion Joseph Education, who gained the accolade six instances in 2012 and from 2015 to 2019, is just not within the working this 12 months.
Zheng Wen, who’s an undergraduate on the College of California, Berkeley, is gunning for his first Sportsman award after making a splash on the SEA Video games, the place he was named the Video games’ Most Helpful Participant for male athletes after bagging six golds and two silvers.
The finalists for the awards have been revealed by the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Council (SNOC) in a press launch yesterday and the winners shall be introduced in a ceremony on Oct 28.
Organised by the SNOC and Sport Singapore, and supported by the Tote Board Group, the Sports activities Awards honour probably the most deserving people and groups in sports activities for final 12 months.
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Peter Gilchrist (cue sports activities), Quah Zheng Wen (swimming), Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin (silat)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Cheyenne Goh (ice skating), Tessa Neo (taking pictures), Quah Ting Wen (swimming), Cherie Tan (bowling)
SPORTSBOY OF THE YEAR
Darren Chua (swimming), Hazim Yusli (silat), Koen Pang (desk tennis)
SPORTSGIRL OF THE YEAR
Amita Berthier (fencing), Siti Khadijah Shahrem (silat), Quah Jing Wen (swimming), Arianne Tay (bowling)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Gao Ning (desk tennis), Mulyo Handoyo (badminton), Kirill Ivanov (taking pictures), Louise Khng (floorball), Stephan Widmer (swimming), Jason Yeong-Nathan (bowling)
TEAM OF THE YEAR (TEAM SPORT)
Floorball ladies’s crew, softball males’s crew
TEAM OF THE YEAR (EVENT)
Swimming ladies’s 4x200m freestyle crew, ice skating males’s 3,000m relay crew, bowling ladies’s crew of 4, fencing ladies’s foil crew, silat males’s creative crew, underwater hockey ladies’s crew (all at 2019 SEA Video games)
SPORTSBOY/SPORTSGIRL TEAM OF THE YEAR (EVENT)
Bowling combined crew (2019 World Junior Bowling Championships), desk tennis males’s doubles crew (2019 SEA Video games)
SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR (LOCAL)
OCBC Cycle 2019, Play Inclusive 2019, Commonplace Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019
SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR (INTERNATIONAL)
Fina Swimming World Cup 2019, HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019, Worldwide Champions Cup Singapore, Tremendous League Triathlon Singapore
MOST INSPIRING SPORT STORY OF THE YEAR
Sazali Abdul Aziz, Rohit Brijnath (The Straits Instances), Chia Han Keong (Yahoo Information Singapore), Justin Kor (SNOC)
SPORTS PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Andy Chua, Leandro Ngo, Lim Sau Boon, Lim Weixiang, Kohei Ueno
The heroics of the nationwide males’s softball crew additionally earned them a nomination for Workforce of the 12 months (Workforce Sport) alongside the ladies’s floorball crew. Final 12 months was a breakthrough season for the softballers, who competed on the Males’s Softball World Championship for the primary time since 1992 earlier than happening to clinch a first-ever gold medal on the SEA Video games.
The nomination got here as a nice shock for former captain Ivan Ng, who retired after the SEA Video games. The 32-year-old, who had captained the crew for a decade, mentioned: “It was nice not only for softball in Singapore however these abroad too as a result of they now assume it is potential to show the tide.
“For myself, it was nice to finish with the historic SEA Video games gold and this nomination is surprising so it is the cherry on high.”
It was additionally a memorable 12 months for the ladies’s floorball crew, who gained the accolade in 2018, as they retained their SEA Video games gold with a 3-2 win over Thailand within the last.
Lower than every week later, they have been again in motion on the Ladies’s World Floorball Championship in Neuchatel, Switzerland, the place they completed of their finest place of twelfth.
Louise Khng, the ladies’s crew coach from 2017 until January this 12 months, mentioned the nomination was “recognition of their onerous work and performances”. The 37-year-old can be one of many six nominees for the Coach of the 12 months.
The Straits Instances’ Sazali Abdul Aziz and Rohit Brijnath are among the many 4 nominees for the Most Inspiring Sport Story of the 12 months.
This 12 months’s foremost awards choice committee was chaired by SNOC president Tan Chuan-Jin and the choice committee for the Sportsboy and Sportsgirl awards was helmed by its vice-president Jessie Phua.
The winners shall be introduced on the Oct 28 presentation ceremony, which shall be attended solely by the finalists owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The occasion shall be streamed reside on SNOC’s Fb web page.
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