Bowlers sweep Sportsgirl, Sportswoman and Team of the Year awards at the 2016 Singapore Sports Awards

Singapore, June 23 – Shayna Ng was crowned Sportswoman of the Year along with fellow bowler Joey Yeo, who claimed the Sportsgirl of the Year prize at the Singapore Sports Awards held at Raffles City Convention Centre.  Bowling also took out the Team of the Year (event) Award with Shayna Ng, Cherie Tan and New Hui Fen (Bowling Trios Team at the World Women’s Championships) winning it for their second year in a row.  

Singapore – Sportsgirl of the Year Joey Yeo (left) and Sportswoman of the Year Shayna Ng. PHOTO: STRAITS TIMES

Organised by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), and supported by the Tote Board family comprising Tote Board, Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club, the Singapore Sports Awards honour the most deserving individuals and teams in sports for the year.

With guest-of-honour Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development and president of the Singapore National Olympic Council, and Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and a who’s who of the local sporting fraternity in attendance, Ng, who won gold in the All-Events at the women’s world championships last December, was also part of the trio that was named the Team of the Year (event) for the second successive occasion.

For Ng, it was her second individual win after her triumph in 2014 and the 23-year-old said: “The feeling is still the same, it’s not like you can get tired of winning such a title”.

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About World Bowling: World Bowling is the governing body for the sport of bowling and incorporates 112 National Federations and over 200 million participants worldwide.   Recognized by the International Olympic Committee, World Bowling is autonomous in administering the sport and is responsible to promote the development of bowling throughout the world, promote the Olympic movement, contribute to the achievement of the goals set forth in the Olympic Charter, establish rules for the uniform practice of bowling throughout the world, and ensure that official bowling activities meet the requirements of the Olympic Charter.

About Singapore Sports Awards: The Singapore Sports Awards were introduced by the Singapore National Olympic Council in 1967 to recognise the finest athletic achievements of Singapore.  Today, the Awards have evolved to become Singapore’s most highly coveted honours for sporting achievements, covering categories which cut across various facets of the sporting ecosystem – from athletes and coaches to event organisers and media.

About The World Bowling Women’s Championship: The World Bowling Women’s Championship is bowling’s most prestigious event for women athletes. Every four years, the best international women bowlers are invited to participate in fierce competition for top honors. The 2015 event occurred in Abu Dhabi at the purpose built Khalifa International Bowling Centre in the world class Zayed Sports City.  The next championship will take place in 2019 at South Point, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.