Asian Games MVP nominations include Malaysia’s Nicol David and Thai champ
By Digital News Asia October 3, 2014
- World’s No 1 squash player one of eight Samsung MVP Award nominees
- Accredited media to vote for final MVP, winner to be announced Oct 4
THE Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) has officially announced the eight Samsung MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award nominees during a Samsung MVP Award Steering Committee briefing.
The eight nominees from the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 include the world’s No 1 squash player Nicol Ann David (pic above) from Malaysia and sepak takraw player Peachan Suriyan from Thailand.
The other nominees are South Korean fencer Nam Hyunhee, Chinese gymnast Yao Jinnan, Japanese swimmer Hagino Kosuke, Chinese shooter Cao Yifei, South Korean judo athlete Kim Jaebum and North Korean weightlifter Kim Unguk.
“Although there were many outstanding athletes to choose from this year, the steering committee had to narrow the nominees down to the final eight candidates,” said Samsung MVP award steering committee chairman Kyung-Sang Kwon, Secretary General of the IAGOC.
The Samsung MVP award is presented to the single athlete with the most distinguished athletic performance throughout the games and also embodies the spirit behind the Vision 2014 programme, Samsung said in a statement.
The Vision 2014 programme is a joint venture of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), IAGOC, and the city of Incheon, to support the improvement of sports in countries with less athletics backing.
Accredited media will cast their votes for the MVP before the Steering Committee makes a final decision on Oct 4.The MVP award will be presented during the closing ceremonies.
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