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Olympic champ Schooling named Singapore’s Sportsman of the Year


09 Aug 2017
Singapore, August 8, 2017: The Singapore Sports Awards 2017 took place at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia on Tuesday evening in an event which also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Singapore National Olympic Council. Organised by the Singapore NOC 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 for the year 2016.

Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security and Patron of the SNOC, 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, April 27, 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, Rio 2016 gold medal in 100m butterfly)

*The Most Inspiring Sports Story award will be replaced by a new award, the Sport Journalist of the Year, from 2018. 

Singapore NOC thanks the sponsors, the Tote Board Group, comprising Singapore Tote Board, Singapore Pools In The Community and Singapore Turf Club, and Singapore Airlines.

*Every year since 1985, the IOC presents an IOC Trophy with a different theme, according to current trends. The theme for 2016, “Sport beyond Borders”, provides an opportunity to recognise contributors who have used sport as a means for greater social inclusion in society or to challenge discrimination. This year, the trophy goes to PA Water-Venture.

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