Hong Kong, 27 February 2012 : The Hon. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of SF&OC; Mr. TSANG Tak-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs; Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP, Director of Leisure & Cultural Services, and Mr. ZHUO Chengwen, Chief Financial Officer, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Title Sponsor officiated and present prizes at the Oscars-style Awards Presentation Ceremony of the “Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011” at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this evening. The Awards Presentation Ceremony is also one of the most prestigious mega events in Hong Kong sports calendar.
In 2011, Hong Kong athletes have attained outstanding achievement and budding sports stars emerged in various international competitions. This year’s Awards were very competitive. Having gone through the vetting processes by the Vetting Committee and Judging Panel, with the support of the sports media, plus the keen voting from the public, Marco, KWOK Ho-ting, the Men’s Scratch Champion in UCI Track Cycling World Championships, won for the first time, the most coveted “Bank of China (Hong Kong) Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award” by attaining the highest votes among the top 8 Sports Stars. SO Wa Wai (Physically Disabled - Athletics) also won the title for the eighth time. WU Siu Hong (Tenpin Bowling) won the title for the fifth time. LEUNG Shu Hang (Intellectually Disabled – Swimming) won the title for the fourth time. YU Chui Yee (Physically Disabled - Wheelchair Fencing) was also on the list for the third time. GENG Xiaoling (Wushu) won the title for the second consecutive years. AU Wing Chi Annie (Squash) and HE Jingde (Wushu) made their debuts among the Awardees.
Following their successes in 2008 and 2010 Awards, Rugby Sevens Men’s Team clinched the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport” for the third time. In the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event” category, the Awards went to the Women’s Wheelchair Fencing Team and Men Wushu Dual Event Group.
There were 165 nominations from 39 National Sports Associations (NSAs), with 142 athletes competing for “individual awards”, 7 teams for “team only sport” award and 16 teams for “team events awards” for this year’s Awards. 27 awards were shared among 14 NSAs, with Hong Kong Wushu Union being the biggest winner among all the NSAs. The athlete from the Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China attained an Award in this prestigious event for the first time. In addition, there were eight athletes tied for this year’s “Hong Kong Potential Sports Star Awards”, exhibiting the improvement and competitiveness of young athletes in the world arena.
Last but not least, the Federation would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to all those who have contributed to the success of this event including but not limited to our Title Sponsor, BOCHK Charitable Foundation, Subvented Organisation Leisure & Cultural Services Department, Gold Sponsor Samsung Electronics H. K. Co. Ltd., Silver Sponsor Shun Hing Group, Official Partner Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933), and Media Partner Ming Pao Newspapers Limited.
The awardees list and winners’ profiles of the Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011 can be downloaded from the Federation official website at www.hkolympic.org or Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011 official website at http://sportstar2011.hkolympic.org.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 27 February 2012
Appendix: Awardees List of Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011
Winners’ Profiles of “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” of Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011