The closing ceremony of the Brunei Games yesterday saw the awards given for overall best male and female athelete.
At the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas, Olympian Maziah Mahusin (pic L) told The Brunei Times that she was really proud and happy but did not expect to be presented with the award.
"I didn't expect that seriously because I only got two gold medals, but because of my timing record, it was close to the national record," said Maziah.
She stated that she thought one of the female swimmers would get receive the overall female athelete award as they received a lot of medals for their events.
When asked about what was the next event for her sports career, she answered that "it's back to training" to get prepared for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games but she also said "and of course, school first".
National swimmer Christian Nikles (pic R) received the overall male athelete for the Brunei Games, he also stated that he was going back to training again to prepare for the next swimming meet in Istanbul, Turkey.
"The event is held this December, so I'm going back to training immediately," said Christian, explaining that it was quite a huge event and might be participating in four events.
Training for 10 times a week, the 14-year-old stated that the Brunei Games was a fun event and that he would "try to always do my best" in which he won nine gold medals and a silver event.
Both best overall male and female athelete received $500 and was presented with a trophy each from the guest of honour,Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman.
Courtesy from Brunei Times