SIBU: National diver Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg was once again crowned Sarawak's Sportwoman of the Year at the state's Sports Award ceremony for 2011/2012 here late Saturday.
Pandela, who first won the award in 2010, was the first Malaysian woman athlete to win a bronze medal in the 10-metre diving event at the 2012 London Olympics.
The awards were presented by State Assistant Communications and State Assistant Sports Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin who represented Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
National men's diver, Bryan Nickson Lomas, who also produced several excellent performances, was named Sarawak 2011/2012 Sportsman of the Year. Both received a cash prize of RM5,000, trophy and a certificate each.
The list of award winners is as follows:
Sportsman : Bryan Nickson Lomas
Sportswoman : Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg
Paralympic Sportsman : Jamery Siga
Paralympic Sportswoman : Nabilah Ahmad Sherif
Most Promising Sportsman : Mohammad Arif Zulhimi Alet
Most Promising Sportswoman : Angela Chieng
Best Sports Coach : Ling Neng Thung
Best Paralympic Sports Coach : Awang Ismail Zamia Awang Nusi
Best Sports Leadership : Moh Wung Ming
Best Sports Team (Men) : Sarawak Squash Squad
Best Sports Team (Women) : Sarawak Volleyball Squad
Best Sports Association : Sarawak Tenpin Bowling Association
Best Sports Writer (Bahasa Malaysia) : Harry Elias (Utusan Borneo)
Best Sports Writer (English) : Robert Kenneth (The Star)
Best Sports Writer (Chinese) : Teo Chi Wei (See Hua Daily News)
Sarawak Sports Personality : Bala Ditta