Announcement of Awardees of Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards!
21 March 2016, Hong Kong: The results of the “Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” was revealed at the Awards Presentation Ceremony this evening (21 March) at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mr. Timothy FOK, GBS, JP, International Olympic Committee Member and President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), the Hon. LAU Kong Wah, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs of Home Affairs Bureau and Ms. ZHAO Yiyin, Vice President of Information Technology and Mobile Business of Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited respectively gave an address at the Ceremony besides presenting awards to the winners. Other prestigious presenters of the “Hong Kong Sports Oscars” included Mr. YANG Jian, Deputy Director, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs of Home Affairs Bureau, Ms. Michelle LI, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr. YEUNG Tak Keung, JP, Commissioner for Sports, the Hon. MA Fung Kwok, SBS, JP, Legislative Councillor (Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication). Government officials, guests from the sports and entertainment sectors also attended this glamorous event.
The Federation received a total of 120 nominations from 46 NSAs in this year’s Awards. Winners were selected through voting by the Judging Panel, the Sports Media, and the public. The results of the six categories were officially announced during the Ceremony.
NG On Yee (Billiard) who won two World titles got the highest votes among the eight athletes in the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” and clinched the “Samsung Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award”. Other “Hong Kong Sports Stars” awardees included WU Siu Hong (Bowling) who won the title for the seventh time and also winning the “Hong Kong Sportsmanship Sports Stars Award” for the first time; GENG Xiaoling (Wushu) won the title for the fifth time; Sarah LEE Wai Sze (Cycling) won the title for the fourth time; WONG Ka Man (Sports for the Intellectually Disabled – Table Tennis) and SHEK Wai Hung (Gymnastics) were on the list for the third time and second time respectively; HU Yun (Badminton) and CHAN Ho Yuen (Sports for the Physically Disabled - Badminton) made their debuts in this Award.
The popular sport team, Hong Kong Football Representative Team which achieved outstanding performance in the World Cup qualifier was the winner of the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport”. For the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event”, Hong Kong National Table Tennis Team (Mixed Doubles) and the Women’s Wheelchair Fencing Team of the Sports for Physically Disabled were the winners in this category.
The Federation would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited Title Sponsor for this event in the third consecutive year, and the following organizations for their staunch support to the event, including Subvented Organization - Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Principal Official Partner - New World Development Company Limited and Media Partner - Ming Pao Newspapers Limited. Last but not least, acknowledgements should also be given to the Organizing Committee, Vetting Committee, Judging Panel, Sports Media and the community of Hong Kong who had cast their votes in supporting this annual mega sports event.
The awardees list and “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” awardees’ profiles of the Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards can be downloaded from the Federation official website at www.hkolympic.org and Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards official website at http://sportstar2015.hkolympic.org.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 21 March 2016
Appendices: Awardees List of Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards
Winners’ Profiles of “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” of Samsung 2015 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards