Sunday, February 01, 2009

Zhao: Sportsman of the Year

Adding yet another notch to his string of awards, GM Zong Yuan Zhao was given the honour of being his city's "Sportsman of the Year". It was a particularly impressive achievement since Rockdale happens to be the home of the St George Rugby League Club and the award could easily have gone to any one of their more well-known stars.

In his column today for Sydney's Sun Herald, GM Ian Rogers observes that it's significant also because "it's the first time in Australia that a chess player had been deemed eligible for a sports award".

Congratulations GM Zhao!

4 comments:

Denis Jessop said...

That's great news for all the right reasons. Congratulations to Yuan!!

DJ

Anonymous said...

Where else can you sit on your arse all day and still call it sport?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Congratulations Yuan! :)

Jean

Anonymous said...

"Where else can you sit on your arse all day and still call it sport?"...Formula One for starters..and they get paid millions.

Congratulations to Yuan.