Datuk Dr. Mani Jegathesan known as the “Fastest Man in Asia” in his heyday, was this year’s recipient for promoting the Olympic values “Excellence, Respect and Friendship” at the national and international level. He is a three time Olympian having participated in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics. He became the first Malaysian to enter the semi-finals in an Athletics event at the Olympic in 1964 and 1968. He is currently the Deputy President of OCM, Executive Board Member of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).