Posted on 19 March 2015

World squash queen Datuk Nicol Ann David took her third Athlete of the Year title in the SAM-100PLUS Awards. She bagged the award previously in 2005 and 2007.

The award held yesterday in Hilton Petaling Jaya, was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar who also presented the award. Nicol however was in overseas and represented by her former team mate, Sharon Wee.

SAM or Sportswriters Association Malaysia had hand in hand organized the prestigious annual award with 100PLUS since 2003. This year marked the 12th year of the collaboration.

The Sportswriters Association of Malaysia was created to allow the journalists who cover sports to vote for their No. 1 athlete. All SAM members have one vote and the athlete with the most votes will earn the top prize.

However, the main objective of the award is also to recognize the achievement of sports journalists, whether print or electronic media in delivering the high quality of sports news reporting.


1. Best News Report - Print - Mohd Ikhsan Firdaus Azmi,  Kosmo!

2. Best News Report - Electronic - Hasnida Hanim Ahmad Kamil and Mohd Suhaili Sulaiman,TV3

3. Best Commentary – Print - Haresh Singh, The Malay Mail

4. Best Commentary - Elektronic - Ku Mohd Lufti Ku Yahya and Japeridin Sampol, RTM

5. Special Report - Mohd Rizal Hashim - Astro Digital Publication

6. Best Photo - Mohd Hizami Roslan,

7. Overall Journalism Award - Mohd Rizal Hashim - Astro Digital Publication

8. Young Athlete of the Year – Muizzuddin Musyaffa Abdul Ghafar

9. Athlete of the Year - Datuk Nicol Ann David

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