HKBU athletes win two awards at Deep Dive Rowing Regatta
16 May 2018
Nine athletes from the HKBU Rowing Club competed with over 300 participants from 24 contesting teams at the recent 2018 Deep Dive Rowing Regatta (Beijing). The HKBU team successfully won the championship in the 6,000m 8+ (university) category and the first runner-up prize in the 1,000m 8+ (university) contest.
The HKBU rowing team comprises Lin Cheuk-ngai (Computer Science, Year 4), Cheung Chun-kiu (Associate Degree, Year 2), Li Shi-pak (Associate Degree, Year 2), Lo Kit-wang (Liberal and Cultural Studies, Year 4), Lo Chun-hin (Associate Degree, Year 3), Ngai Chi-pok (Accounting, Year 2), and three HKBU alumni Ma Wai-hung, Wong Cho-pang, and Wong Miu-kuen.
Internal Vice-President of the HKBU Rowing Club Heidi Lo (China Studies, Year 3) said: “In order to get well-prepared for the Regatta, the team had devoted themselves to intensive daily training. Though the training was painstaking, every member still gave their best. I would like to thank each and every one of them, and in particular the team coaches and our senior fellows for their nurturing and contribution.” Heidi said the team will soon embark on a three-month comprehensive training which they hope, combined with their dedicated efforts and persistence, will help them scale new heights.
The Deep Dive Rowing Regatta is a highly attended annual event. The first leg of the Regatta was held in Beijing Daoxianghu Center followed by other rounds of contests in Suzhou, Guangzhou, Xian, Ningbo and Yueyang in Mainland China.