HKBU athletes shine in intervarsity karate competition
10 Apr 2018
HKBU karate athletes clinched the second runner-up spot in both the men’s and women’s team competitions in the kata category. Many of the team members also did well in their individual events.
Awards in individual events:
Lin Siyi (Associate Degree, Year 1) -- Champion in Female Individual Kumite (above 61kg)
Choy Ting-ting (History, Year 4) – Second runner-up in Female Individual Kumite (below 61kg)
Ng Ka-yan (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3) – Second runner-up in Female Individual Kumite (below 55kg)
Leung Shing-ho (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 4) – Second runner-up in Male Individual Kata
Awards in team events:
Second runner-up in Male Team Kata
Chan Yik-chung (Associate Degree, Year 1), Kong Hin-long (Social Work, Year 2) and
Liu Sung-siu (Communication, Year 2)
Second runner-up in Female Team Kata
Choy Ting-ting (History, Year 4), Lin Siyi (Associate Degree, Year 1) and Ng Ka-yan (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3)
Ng Ka-yan, captain of the women’s team said the team manager recruited many skillful teammates this year and the new coach, who is strong at Kata, has extensive experience in deploying different competition tactics and designing action flow, which significantly improved teammates’ standard and enabled them to win the awards.
The team is going to receive training in Taiwan. Ka-yan said that teammates are looking forward to this trip and treasure the training opportunity in Taiwan as it is very comprehensive, not only does it cover karate skills but it also incorporates other sports such as aerobics to help improve athletes’ stamina and build up muscle power. In addition, as karate is deeply rooted in Taiwan’s culture, team members hope to gain inspiration from this trip.