KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 (Bernama) -- World number one men's singles badminton player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei and national squash queen Datuk Nicol David will face stiff competition to clinch the 2013 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards.
Youth and Sports Ministry secretary-general Datuk Jamil Salleh said 10 men and eight women athletes had been nominated for the two prestigious awards.
Among the candidates in the running for the Sportsman of the Year award are Sazali Samad (body building), Lim Chee Wei (karate), Banjamin Khor Jeng Jie (shooting) and Mohd Jironi Riduan (athletics).
The others in the sportswoman category include national diving champion Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg, Diana Bong Siong Lin (wushu), Kelly Tan Guat Chen (golf) and Casier Renee Kelly Lee (athletics).
"The selection of the winners for the two awards is a tedious process for us as all the athletes have proved their capabilities," he told reporters after chairing the award selection committee meeting at the National Sports Council (NSC) here Friday.....