PUTRAJAYA, June 17 (Bernama) -- National hockey player Mohd Fitri Saari and National diving queen Pandelela Rinong were crowned Malaysian Universities Sports Council (Masum) Sportsman & Sportswoman for 2013.
Both the Universiti Malaya students received a trophy and certificate from Education Ministry's Deputy Secretary-General (Development of Higher Education), Datuk Nasir Mat Dam at the Education Ministry, here today.
Mohd Fitri said he never expected to be picked as the winner but acknowledged that his participation in the 2014 Hockey World Cup and several other major tournaments had helped the process.
"I hope to put up a better performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Though we lost in the World Cup, I gained valuable exposure and experience," he told reporters.
Pandalela Rinong said the award would act as a tonic for her to produce better performances at the international level.....