Saturday, 25 February 2012

SEA Games squad get award for winning gold medal

The Sea Games winning Under-23 football squad have been picked as the SAM-100Plus "Out-Do Yourself' award winners for 2011 by the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM).

National Under-23 coach Ong Kim Swee and his boys beat the odds to retain the gold medal, which Malaysia won in Laos in 2009.

"It is a great honour for the team to receive this award. We had to get past  Thailand and  Indonesia before we were crowned champions," said Kim Swee.

The highlight of tomorrow's ceremony will be the crowning of the "Athlete of the Year 2011" award.

Among those nominated are badminton star Lee Chong Wei and squash world champion Nicol David.

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