Hurdler Tang Hon-sing hogged the limelight as he won the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association senior men's Athlete of the Year award for the second straight year, after doubling up as the ceremony's emcee. The 27-year-old Watsons Athletic Club administrator was officiating the 45th running of the awards last night, showing he was just as good with the microphone as he was with the hurdles. 'It was fun being the emcee because I like to become involved in all sorts of activities, not just training and competing,' said Tang, who set the national record in the 110 metres hurdles with a time of 14.32 seconds last June. 'Actually, I was also the emcee during last year's awards. I don't really find it strange being one of the nominees too. I was just doing my job. People said I did a good job last year and they wanted me back. So here I am.' Tang did a commendable job on stage as he introduced the guests and nominees in one of Hong Kong's longest running awards. When he won the award, he had to swap his microphone for a trophy, sharing the stage with four other athletes who took home the 'excellence' awards. Tang beat distance runners Lai Hok-yan and Ng Yan-chi plus sprinters Chiang Wai-hung and To Wai-lok for the coveted title as best Hong Kong athlete. The women's senior Athlete of the Year went to Maggie Chan Man-yee, who was unable to attend the ceremonies as she is in the United States. It was the fifth time Chan had been honoured, but the first time since 1994 when she last won the award for the fourth straight year. Chan was recognised for her athletic talent and for achieving the Olympic 'B' standard in the marathon which qualified her for last year's Athens Olympics. Her time of 2:35.49 was achieved six months after she suffered a serious ankle injury. Tang, meanwhile, said he had a busy schedule ahead of him as he intended to compete in this year's Asian Championships, the East Asian Games, the All China National Games and the Asian Indoor Games. 'The Asian Championships are one of my main aims for the year. I have been finishing ninth in the hurdles for the past three championships so I really want to make it into the top eight and make it to the final,' said Tang, who bettered his own national mark last June after holding the previous record of 14.36 set last April. 'The East Asian Games will also be an important competition for me this year and I hope to finish in the top five. The All-China Games will be a stiff test too because the level will be quite high as all the mainland top sprinters will be there, including Olympic champion Liu Xiang. I will really be going there for the experience. 'How I wish I could reach the final in that race and race alongside Liu Xiang. That would be something because I really want to compete against him. 'There's pressure to perform well in the domestic competitions because there are quite a lot of young sprinters coming up. I have to continue training and working hard to stay ahead of them,' he said. Star distance runner Chan won the award ahead of sprinters Wan Kin-yee and Leung Shuk-wa, distance runner Leung Ying-suet and discus/hammer thrower Leung Yee-mei, while the men's junior category was won by sprinter Tang Yik-chun. The women's junior award went to up-and-coming track star Leung Hau-sze.