Soccer hero is the people's favourite

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 February, 2010, 12:00am

South China striker Chan Siu-ki (pictured) has topped public voting for the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards, beating Wong Kam-po, from cycling, Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin (squash) and Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai (swimming). More than 20,000 people voted online from among 54 athletes. The Hong Kong soccer team, who won gold at December's East Asian Games, thanks in part to Chan's heroics, topped the online poll for the team award. Public voting counts for 20 per cent of the final poll, the media account for 20 per cent and a five-member judging panel has 60 per cent. The awards will be presented on March 11.