Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Koo-Tan and Nicol take top honours

DOUBLES specialists Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong were crowned the 2007 National Sportsmen of the Year just a short while ago, while Nicol Ann David took the top honours in the women's category.

While it was Koo-Tan's maiden title, Nicol is a veteran at this sort of thing, having won on four previous occasions. The ceremony was held at the Palace of Golden Horses.

20 comments:

jim morrison 'wanabe' said...

I presumed a lot has been spent once again. Yet, the main winners weren't even around to collect their awards.

So is it all about celebrating our champions, or an excuse to get together and 'waste' more tax-payers money?

The Blueberry said...

They didn't turn up? They were in tournaments weren't they? Haiyyaaa the organisers, can't they find a date when the winners are not competing?

Anonymous said...

Bro,
you were there as well???

Fowler is God said...

as the mole used to say ..... what to do?

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Anonymous said...

Untuk Malaysia, orang macam Nicol hanya terlahir satu dalam 500 tahun.

KakiBola said...

Lads...the organizers only give priority to the Super VIPS, they will only check if the VIPS are available on that date without considering the athletes availabilities...why bother if the athletes are absent or what...who cares..typical attitude (kaki ampu). These are the people who manage our sports in the country, they never know which are the priorities...

Linggam said...

correct! correct!

khairyn said...

off topic.

The red city is coloured blue today.

Go go Gers!!! hahahaha

time to partaaayyyyyyy

mr objective said...

Rizal,

Your blog is getting boring lah dont give us stuff already in the MSM, and enough lah of your penchant for the french, who cares la my friend. If you want to make an impact in blogsphere give us stuff that the MSM dont have or dont have the balls to carry. Make it interesting and news worthy for readers. take care.

Anonymous said...

What boring blog

Enche Bon said...

I guess...

We could have more Nicol if everyone plays their part. How many of our kids are 'really' playing sports rather than PS2? How many schools are willing to spend on sports as much as for academic excellence? How many playing fields are left in urban areas? The list would go on...

Question? How many parents are willing to support their children when they want to play sports rather than go tuition? Go figure...

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

They deserve it...however if they were there to receive the award the better....MSN pls take note, make sure in future pls consider the favourites no oversea tournament before selecting the date.....

epain said...

mr. objective...

i beleive u r addicted to "unpublish" stories...

The Blueberry said...

Enche Bon said:

"Question? How many parents are willing to support their children when they want to play sports rather than go tuition? Go figure..."

***

Now I may not be into sports as much as I used to nowadays, but if my kid wants to be a football star instead of an astronaut (like I want him to be) I am OK with that provided that:
1. He can cari makan by being a football star; and
2. His talents won't go to waste by the politicking that happens in Malaysian sports.

Zol embong said...

Brader,

the event was for who..ah?
You know or not, some of the athletes even the short listed ones were not invited. Coaches of the national elite teams were not invited....what to do!!

Big Birdie said...

The staff are wondering if 'Mr Malay Mail' Yushaimi Yahaya will return from his week long cuti.
Is this an indication he will be leaving sooner than expected?
The talk in the newsroom is that former NST sports reporter Devaraj, who is now a copy editor, is being groomed for bigger things.
He may soon be asked to lead the newsdesk as Tony F (not sure if F stands for Francis, Friends or well, you know what F can stand for, right) knows the reporters are weak.
As for Monica, heard she only wants to return 2-3 times a week so she is unlikely to be production editor.
As a footnote, the power behind the scenes, Chandra has apparently given his blessings to Tony so expect all these to happen within a month or two at the most.

Anonymous said...

Bro Rizal..wher have u been...u overseas ah...no postings at all....ada sihat...
Malaysian sports suffered a series of defeats over the past few days...with number 3 playing the significant role...
First down was the Malaysian hockey team which was taunted to enter the finals of the tournament lost 4-2 to Belgium...
Then an hour later the futie team lost 3-1 to Rep of ireland....
Later on Friday the badminton team lost 3-2 to the great wall of China...
One is wondering wat is stored for the future of the sports in the upcoming Beijing Olympics...

Anonymous said...

Madame Blueberry,

Unfortunately (selection of players) in certain sports at times DO weigh on who they KNOW rather than how TALENTED the athletes are... sigh :(

Politics in sports? Unfortunately, "can't live with it, can't live without it..." Btw, Bro Rizal, mana cerita2 baru ni? Ada bigs news coming ke, senyap je...

The Blueberry said...

Bro Rizal ada event, kene layan media. Padan muka dia, baru dia tahu susahnye jaga media. Dulu dia asik komplen organiser tak cekap. Hahahaha...