2017 National Sportsman, Sportswoman to be known tomorrow

Last update: 12/03/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) -- The 2017 National Sportsman and Sportswoman will be known at the National Sports Award Ceremony (ASN) organised by the National Sports Council (MSN) at a renowned hotel in the national capital which will be graced by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V tomorrow night

After undergoing a detailed screening process, eight male athletes had been short-listed to grab the 2017 Sportman´s award while six more would vie for the Sportswoman´s award.

According to MSN in a statement today, the candidates for the National Sportsman´s award were . Mohd Syarul Azman Mahen Abdullah (Bodybuilding), Muhammad Hakimi Ismail (Athletics), Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Cycling), Gavin Kyle Green (Golf), Mohd Fitri Saari (Hockey), Mohamad Rafiq Ismail (Bowling), Wong Weng Son (Wushu) and Khairul Hafiz Jantan (Athletics)

The candidates for the National Sportswoman category were S.Sivasangari (Squash), Koi Sie Yan (Gymrama), Fatehah Mustapa (Cycling), Emma Firyani Saroji (Field Bowling), Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman ( Bowling) and Cheong Jun Hoong (Diving).

"On paper, national keirin champion, Mohd Azizulhasni and Jun Hoong are seen as having good chances but they have to vye with several other candidates who had also made a name on the international stage in their respective events last year.....