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KUALA LUMPUR: Men’s singles world No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei and diving queen Pandelela Rinong are the frontrunners for the 2012 National Sportsman and Sportswoman awards.
Youth and Sports Ministry’s chief secretary Datuk Mohid Mohamed said Chong Wei and Pandelela, winners of the 2011 awards in their respective categories, were among seven nominees shortlisted by the selection committee for the awards.
He said the six others nominated for the men’s award were Sazali Abdul Samad (weightlifting), Muhammad Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek (bowling), Leong Tze Wai (karate), Khairul Anuar Muhamad (archery), Yu Peng Kean (fencing) and Bryan Nickson Lomas (diving).
Pandelela will face world No.1 squash player Nicol David. Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi (shooting), Esther Cheah (bowling), Chai Fong Ying (wushu), Fatehah Mustapa (cycling) and Quzandria Nur Muhamad Fathil (equestrian).
“Choosing the winner in both categories is going to be a mammoth task as 14 athletes have been shortlisted and they have all achieved success in their own sports,” he told reporters after chairing a selection committee meeting here yesterday.
Winners in the sportsman and sportswoman categories will take home RM20,000 each during the awards night in Subang Jaya on April 16. — Bernama
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