Petanque player Mohamad Nuzul Azwan Ahmad Termizi was the panel choice for the Sportsman of the Year Award.
He was honoured for winning medals in the World Petanque championships in France and Asean University Games in Laos.
Talented swimmer Shaun Yap, who rewrote the national 50m breaststroke record, was presented with the Most Promising Sportsman award while cyclist Farina Shawati won the Most Promising Sportswoman award.
Siblings Mark and Marilyn Chua, both former internationals, were named the Best Coach for the men and womenï¿½s category respectively.
Mark and Marilyn were responsible in leading Selangor to emerge overall champions in the swimming competition in the Malaysia Games in Kuantan last year. They have also drawn up an intensive development programme for swimmers in Selangor.
The Selangor State Sports Council (MSNS) also honoured several officials for their contribution to sports.
Former hockey international C. Paramalingam, who has served the sport in various capacities, was one of three presented with the Leadership award.
The other two were Noor Azhar Sakimin and S. Krishnan from cycling and karate respectively.
Paramalingam, who is active in coaching in Klang, said he was grateful to the MSNS for the award.
ï will continue to coach juniors. It has been my passion for many years, added Paramalingam.
Selangor Handball Association (SHA) president Jacob Mathew and former badminton ace Datuk Misbun Sidek were given the Tokoh Sukan award. Incidentally, both Jacob and Misbun are from Banting.
Jacob, a retired teacher, said it was a proud moment for him as Misbun was his student.
I was involved in badminton in the Kuala Langat District Schools Sports and Misbun played for the district. Sharing the same stage with him for the award is indeed memorable, said Jacob.
Selangor Amateur Swimming Association (SASA) was presented with the Best Association award. SAS secretary Helen Chang said the award was given for their dedication.
We have an excellent team of coaches. We hope to continue our development programme and groom swimmers for the state and country, said Helen.
Tengku Sulaiman Shah, representing Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, gave away the prizes to the winners.
*Sumber dari The Star