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World Champions Dominate SAM-100PLUS Awards 2017

posted 5 Mar 2018, 23:04 by iConnect@ F&N   [ updated 5 Mar 2018, 23:05 ]

National track cyclist, Azizulhasni Awang who won the gold medal in keirin at the 2017 Track Cycling World Championships and short putter, Ziyad Zolkefli who set a new world record in winning a gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships were named as the Best Athlete and Best Paralympian respectively at the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM)-100PLUS Awards 2017.

Malaysia’s best athletes were feted at the SAM-100PLUS Awards 2017 to acknowledge their contributions to the nation with the main prizes given away by Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, at a special event held in Kuala Lumpur recently.

The other awards were given to Aaliyah Yoong Hanifah (water ski) for being the Best Young Athlete, and Special Awards to Gavin Kyle Green (golf) and the women ten-pin bowling team.

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) was awarded with the Most Dynamic Sports Association Award for the success of its young talent development programmes. Under FAM’s programmes, three national junior teams namely the Under-23, Under-19 and Under-16 squads created history when they advanced to the final round of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) championships and were placed among the elite group in Asia.

At the ceremony, SAM also honoured Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president, Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Jaafar for his contributions to the development of sports in the country.

100PLUS has been a proud advocate of sports development and active lifestyle in Malaysia, and has been the main sponsor of this award since 2006.