Jun 11, 2009


Two Datuks who are the world number one players in badminton and squash respectively, head the list of five candidates for the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) 2008/2009 award.

Men's singles badminton ace and Beijing Olympics silver medallist Datuk Lee Chong Wei and women's world number one squash player Datuk Nicol David lead the cast in the awards scheduled for tomorrow.

Also on the list are national track cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang who made it to the quarter-finals of the Keirin event at the Beijing Olympics and who won a silver medal (200m sprints) at the World Track Cycling championships in Poland, national archer Cheng Chu Sian and women's doubles Wong Pei Tty-Chin Ee Hui.

Chu Sian qualified for the men's individual and team archery events at the Beijing Olympics while Pei Tty and Ee Hui clinched the Super Series Masters Finals in Kota Kinabalu last December.

According to SAM president Abu Bakar Atan, the winner of the award would receive RM10,000.

P/s : What happens when both these "DATUKS" retire, Malaysia will no longer have a NUMERO UNO, it is going to be for a long time ... We hear MSN and BAM talking about development. Pathetic Situation !

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