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Incheon Asian Games MVP candidate wins top award in Malaysia


17 Dec 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Badminton players Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong (men's doubles) and squash star Nicol David were crowned Olympians of the Year in the men's and women's categories at the Olympic Council of Malaysia-Coca-Cola Olympian awards on Wednesday, reports Bernama. V Shem and Wee Kiong were chosen for their success in winning two gold medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland and two bronze medals at the Incheon Asian Games in Korea.

Nicol, who could not attend the award ceremony due to her prior commitments abroad, was chosen for winning two gold medals in the Asian Games and a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She was named on the eight-strong shortlist for the Samsung MVP Award at the Asian Games.

Nicol, who had also won the award in 1998, was represented by the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia. The winners of the award - which was inaugurated in 1993 through a sponsorship pledge by Coca-Cola -  took home RM10,000 cash and a medal, presented by OCM President HRH Prince Tunku Imran, IOC member. (Bernama)
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