HKBU students and alumna shine at the Sports Stars Awards
12 Apr 2021
Four HKBU students and alumni shone at the 2019 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards. The award presentation ceremony of this annual signature event was held on 10 April.
World-champion track cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze (Year 4, Creative and Professional Writing) was selected as one of the eight Hong Kong Sports Stars and she received the Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for the sixth time. As one of Hong Kong’s most successful athletes, Sarah won a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012 in the women’s keirin. She won her first world championship in the 500m time-trial in Belarus in 2013, and this was followed by two further titles at the 2019 world championships in Poland.
Daniel Chan Ho-yuen (Year 4, Physical Education and Recreation Management) also received the Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for the second time. As one of the best para badminton athletes in the world, Daniel won several medals at para badminton competitions in Spain, Ireland, Japan and the USA in 2017. In 2019, he was named as one of the winners of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection Award, and he was selected as Sportsman of the Year at the FILA 2019 Outstanding Athlete Awards.
Grace Lau Mo-sheung (2012 graduate, Associate Degree in Creative Communication), an outstanding female karateka in Hong Kong, is another Hong Kong Sports Stars awardee. She was a bronze medalist in the women’s individual kata at the World Karate Championships held in Spain in 2018. In the next year, she further won a silver medal in the women’s individual kata at the Asian Championships, in which she won three medals in total over the years.
Ho Yuen-kei (2018 graduate, China Studies), one of Hong Kong’s best female boccia players, received the Hong Kong Most Promising Sports Stars Award. She won a gold medal in BC3 (Individual) and a silver medal in BC3 (Pairs) at the 2019 Povoa Boccia World Open. She was selected as Sportswoman of the Year at the FILA 2019 Outstanding Athlete Awards and was also highly praised by the Regeneration Society as one of the Regeneration Warriors in 2015-2016.