Joseph Schooling and New Hui Fen awarded Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2017
Singapore, 8 August 2017 – The finalists of the Singapore Sports Awards 2017 and members of the sporting fraternity gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore this evening to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and recognise the achievements of our athletes and to those who helped shaped Sporting Singapore.
Organised by the SNOC and Sport Singapore (SportSG), and supported by the Tote Board group comprising Tote Board, Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club, the Singapore Sports Awards 2017 honour the most deserving individuals and teams in sports for the year 2016.
Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Patron of the SNOC Minister, graced the event as the Guest of Honour. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development and President of the SNOC and Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, joined DPM Teo to present the awards to the deserving winners.
The winners of the Singapore Sports Awards 2017 are:
Best Sports Event of the Year (Local) – Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2016
Best Sports Event of the Year (International) – HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2016
*Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year – “No Big Deal? Such Sporting Deeds Deserve Retelling” by Rohit Brijnath, The Straits Times, 27 April 2016
Best Sports Photo of the Year – Danny Toh
Team of the Year (Event) – Canoe – Women’s K2 500m – Stephenie Chen Jiexian and Geraldine Lee Wei Ling
Coach of the Year – Eddie Reese (Swimming)
Sportsgirl of the Year – Lau Ywen (Fencing)
Sportsboy of the Year – Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin (Silat)
Sportswoman of the Year – New Hui Fen (Bowling)
Sportsman of the Year – Joseph Isaac Schooling (Swimming)
*This year’s Most Inspiring Sports Story award will be the final one in its current form as it will be replaced by a new award, the Sport Journalist of the Year. The new award aims to encourage, promote and recognise excellence in sport journalism and comes with a new prize purse of $2,000. Open to all journalists who have written or broadcast about Singapore sport, the award gives due recognition to a journalist for his or her outstanding efforts in sport journalism throughout the entire year. Submission details and criteria will be revealed at a later date. The first Sport Journalist of the Year will be named at the 2018 Singapore Sports Awards.