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Feng Tianwei becomes first Singaporean to win outstanding athlete award at Commonwealth Games

SINGAPORE: After profitable three gold medals in Birmingham, Feng Tianwei obtained yet one more honour on Monday (Aug 8) – turning into the primary Singaporean to win the excellent athlete award on the Commonwealth Video games.

She can also be the primary desk tennis athlete to win the award.

Referred to as the David Dixon Award, it’s offered to the Commonwealth Video games athlete who showcases an “distinctive degree of efficiency, dedication and honest play”, mentioned organisers.

The award is known as after the previous honorary secretary of the Commonwealth Video games Federation and was first offered in 2002 in Manchester.

Earlier winners embrace swimmer Natalie du Toit (South Africa), shooter Samaresh Jung (India), observe and subject athlete Trecia Smith (Jamaica), gymnast Francesca Jones (Wales) and weightlifter David Liti (New Zealand).

After receiving the award on the closing ceremony of the Video games, Feng mentioned: “To obtain the David Dixon award is an amazing honour, one which I had by no means imagined in my wildest dream. I’m very grateful to the Commonwealth Video games Federation for this recognition.”

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