Cyclist Daniel Caluag has been named Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Athlete of the Year following his impressive showing in the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea.
Caluag will lead 70 more awardees in the PSA Annual Awards Night scheduled on February 16 at the One Esplanade in Pasay City.
The 27-year-old Caluag bagged the country’s lone gold medal in the Asian Games when he ruled the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asia BMX Track. It was also the Philippines’ first gold medal in cycling event of the quadrennial meet.
“The entire PSA organization congratulates Daniel Caluag as the recipient of the 2014 Athlete of the Year honor following the exemplary feat he did during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,” said PSA president Jun Lomibao of Business Miror.
The other awardees are Tim Cone (Excellence in Basketball), Mitsubishi (Hall of Fame), Alyssa Valdez (Ms. Volleyball), Jean Pierre Sabido (Mr. Taekwondo), Princess Superal and Tony Lascuña (Golfers of the Year), and the 1973 Philippine men’s basketball team (Lifetime Achievement Award).
The PSA will also give major awards and citations as well as the President’s Award, Executive of the Year, Sports Patron of the Year, National Sports Association of the Year, Tony Siddayao Awards (outstanding athletes aged 17 below), Posthumous and the Milo Outstanding Athletes (boys and girls).