Singapore's one and only Olympic champion, swimmer Joseph Schooling, has bagged his 6th Sportsman of the Year Award, the most number of wins from any individuals for the award for both men and women since the award started.
The 23 year old Schooling first won the award in 2012, and then again from 2015 to this year, 2019. The award had no winners in 2013. The closest anyone has come to winning as many as Schooling are former national swimmer Patricia Chan and Table Tennis queen Li Jiawei. Both won five times, and both have since long retired.
Schooling is the reigning Olympic 100m champion, and also won he men's 50m and 100m butterfly titles at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, and also two bronzes in the relays. He is expected to defend his Olympic title next year in Tokyo.