TABLE tennis star Chai Po-wa received her second accolade in less than a week after being voted Athlete of the Year at the Hongkong Sports Scholarships sixth anniversary and award presentation ceremony last night. World number six Chai won a bronze medal with fellow HKSI scholarship holder Chan Tan-lui in women's doubles at last week's World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. And her award, handed out at the Hongkong Sports Institute at Sha Tin, was just the tonic for her to continue her excellent season in next month's China and Seoul Opens. Chai, who won the HKSI award for the first time, will be celebrating her fourth wedding anniversary next month but said she has no problems being both a housewife and a world-class player. ''I get a lot of support from everybody and I just love playing the game. It makes it a lot easier if you have support. Being married really makes no difference to me,'' said Chai, who reached the third round in singles in Gothenburg and was singles champion at this year's Japan Open. HKSI head coach David Cheng said Chai was a worthy winner of the award saying: ''She's a very conscientious worker both in training and in competition.'' A total of 16 Best Athlete awards were presented to outstanding athletes of each sport in the scheme, namely: badminton, disabled sport, diving, fencing, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, tenpin bowling, track and field, triathlon, windsurfing and wushu. Swimmer Robyn Lamsam won the Academic Award for her excellence in the pool and in her studies while HKSI fitness coach Michael Tse was named the Coach of the Year. The Fitness Award went to marathon runner Mandy Lo Man-yi, who has significantly improved her fitness level during the past year.