HKBU athletes shine at Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition
13 Feb 2018
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
Kwok Wing-lam (Associate Degree, Year 2) - women’s 57-62kg Light Weight
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.