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HKBU athletes shine at Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition

13 Feb 2018

HKBU athletes perform excellently in the Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition
HKBU athletes perform excellently in the Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition

A seven-member team from HKBU took part in the Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition and won three championship, one first runner-up and three second runner-up titles. All team members were ranked among the top three in their respective categories.


HKBU athletes performed exceptionally in the individual events:



Ho Siu-yuen (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 2) - men’s 74-80kg Welter Weight 

Ip Chi-pan (Higher Diploma, Year 1) - men’s 54-58kg Fly Weight

Lin Siyi (Associate Degree, Year 1) - women’s 57-62kg Light Weight


First runner-up

Kwok Wing-lam (Associate Degree, Year 2) - women’s 57-62kg Light Weight


Second runner-up

Chen Tian (Science, Year 1) - men’s 68-74kg Light Weight

Mak Hei-yiu (Liberal and Cultural Studies, Year 3) - women’s 53-57kg Feather Weight

Leung Hei-suet (Associate Degree, Year 2) - women’s 46-49kg Fly Weight


Ho Siu-yuen was excited about winning the championship, especially as it was his first time taking part in a Taekwondo competition. 


Last year, Siu-yuen suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and could not receive his usual basketball training. By coincidence, he tried taekwondo with his friend last September. He credited his excellent performance in the competition to his coach. He said taekwondo, like basketball, involves a lot of lower limb movements. For this reason, he had concerns about getting hurt again when receiving taekwondo training. In view of this, the coach adjusted the training scope and competition strategy which enabled Siu-yuen to score points with punches instead of kicks. 


Siu-yuen said that after he makes a full recovery, he will continue taekwondo training and try hard to improve his skills.