HKBU’s Athletics Team won the overall champion title in division two of the 17th National College Student Athletics Championships, while Ho Wai-lun (Sports and Recreation Leadership Year 4) and Sheung On-yin (Associate Degree) clinched the best athlete awards.

 

 

HKBU athletes did well in the individual events:

 

Winner

Triple jump: Wong Chun-wing (Sports and Recreation Leadership Year 4)

100m Hurdles: Sheung On-yin (Associate Degree)

4x100m Relay: Hung Tsui-ying (Physical Education and Recreation Management Year 4), Cheung Man-yui (Physical Education and Recreation Management Year 2), Sheung On-yin and Li Xuehan (Associate Degree), 

 

First runner-up prize

High Jump: Chan Ngo-sheung (Sports and Recreation Leadership Year 4)

 

Second runner-up prize

400m Hurdles: Chan Ting-chun (Sports and Recreation Leadership Year 4)

100m and 200m: Ho Wai-lun (Sports and Recreation Leadership Year 4)

100m: Hung Tsui-ying (Physical Education and Recreation Management Year 4)

 

On-yin treasures her memories of the event, especially as it was the first time she had represented HKBU in competition outside Hong Kong and because the event was so large in scale. Naturally, she learnt a lot from the other athletes. “Some athletes demonstrated hurdling skills that I have never seen before. They took everything so seriously, such as their coaches measuring the times taken even during the warm-up sessions.” Despite having taken the best athlete award, On-yin was still not satisfied with her performance.  “I had entered several local competitions before taking part in the Championships, and I was not at my best because I was in a resting phase. I hope I can prepare myself more fully so that I can perform better in future.” 

 

The National College Student Athletics Championships are organised by the Federation of University Sports of China and the Chinese Athletic Association. This year, about 3,100 athletes from over 230 higher institutions in different provinces and cities of Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau entered the event, making these Championships the biggest ever held.