Asiad Daily

'Super Dan' wins MVP samsung award

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-11-27 07:39
Large Medium Small

 'Super Dan' wins MVP samsung award

Chinese badminton star Lin Dan, shown in an early round play, was named MVP of the games.

Lin Dan has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Guangzhou Asian Games.

Lin, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony, was selected from five finalists for the Samsung MVP Award. He won two gold medals - in the men's team and individual badminton events.

As China's badminton ace, Lin, the Beijing Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion, also completed a career grand slam by being crowned the games singles champion.

The other finalists included three Chinese, Liu Xiang, the men's 110m hurdles gold medalist, Sun Yang, the men's 1,500m freestyle winner, and Tang Yi, who won the women's 100m freestyle gold, 200m silver and 4x100m medley relay gold. Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan, who won three gold medals, two silver and two bronze, was the other nominee.

The winner was chosen by members of the Samsung MVP Award steering committee, which included officials from Samsung, the Olympic Council of Asia, the media and former athletes.

The Samsung MVP Award program was established at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1998 as a contribution to the spirit of the Asian Games and its commitment to excellence.

The winner of the award at the 2006 Doha Asian Games was swimmer Park.

(China Daily 11/27/2010)