WUSHU exponent Chai Fong Wei won the All-Round Student award of Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) during the Excellence Award presentation ceremony recently.
Fong Wei, a Pre-University student, was adjudged the winner ahead of diver Cheong Jun Hoong and taekwondo exponent Nurul Asfahlina Mohamed Johari, It was the second time Fong Wei, who hails from Malacca was presented the award. Her first was 2006.
Besides getting excellent results in her studies, Fong Wei was also impressive in local and international competitions this year.
In the Sukma in Kuala Terengganu, Fong Wei won the gold medal in the Chang Quan event while she was a bronze medallist in the Dao Shu event in the World Wushu championships in China and Asian Wushu Championships in Macau.
Fong Wei also won bronze medals in the Dao Shu and Gun Shu events in the Beijing Wushu championships during the Olympics.
Badminton players Ow Yao Han and Yew Hong Kheng won the Sportsboy award while diver Elizabeth Jimie was named as the Sportsgirl.
The Most Promising Sportsboy award went to athlete Muhd Ajmal Aiman Mat Hassan and the Most Promising Sportsgirl award went to diver Pandelela Rinong Pamg.
The BJSS hockey team received the special award for winning the Malaysia Hockey Federation (MHF) junior league.
Education Ministry deputy director-general (general education operations) Datuk Noor Rezan Bapoo Hashim, who presented the awards to the winners, commended the students for excelling in both studies and sports.
“But I would like to remind the students to always respect the elders. The Ministry is also proud of the success achieved by students from not only the BJSS but also from the Bandar Penawar Sports School (BPSS). We hope more students from these schools will excel in sports and studies,’’ said Noor Rezan.