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Physical Education student wins two medals at US Para-Badminton Open

16 Nov 2017

Daniel Chan claims two medals in the US Para-Badminton Open
Daniel Chan claims two medals in the US Para-Badminton Open
Daniel prepares himself well for the competition
Daniel prepares himself well for the competition

Daniel Chan (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 2) clinched a bronze medal in the men’s singles and a silver in the doubles in the wheelchair category of the US Para-Badminton Open 2017.
 
Daniel had to overcome several environmental challenges in this competition, first and foremost, the 14-hour time difference. As the competition venue was located on higher ground with an average altitude of well over 2,100 metres above sea level, Daniel reminded himself to take enough rest and strictly control his diet to prevent physical conditions such as dehydration from occurring.
 
Adding to the challenges, two days prior to the competition there was a shooting near the venue which adversely affected the competition atmosphere. Daniel and his teammates paid extra attention to their personal safety and did not venture far from their hotel.
 
Right after he returned from the US, Daniel quickly resumed lessons, completed homework and prepared for examinations. He said this was tough as his body needed more time to recover after a long trip. Even though he took fewer credits this academic year, he still has to work harder than before in order to catch up on classes he missed during those several weeks of absence. Daniel said he was grateful for the support of his teachers and classmates.