HKBU athlete sets new Hong Kong record in women’s shot put
First year student of Physical Education and Recreation Management To Yuen-kwan won a gold medal with a result of 13 metres in the women’s shot put event at the recent Hong Kong Athletic Championship — smashing the old Hong Kong record set in 2012.
Yuen-kwan was moved to tears when she realised that she set a new record. She said that she did not expect a good performance since she practised less after the intervarsity games and also the event was held amid the exam period. “I once imagined how I would feel if I were the new record holder, it turns out that I am much more excited in reality than I previously thought.”
Yuen-kwan is thankful to the University for providing her with the chance to study what she is interested in, a campus filled with a sporting atmosphere, as well as a sportsman scholarship. During the first year of study, she met a number of good friends who share the same ideal. She is deeply impressed by her fellow athletes who are always striving hard for good performance. She also appreciates the Physical Education and Recreation Management programme for giving her a wide knowledge base, including explanations on why her training and practice are useful in boosting her performance. She believes such knowledge will be useful one day when she becomes a coach.
She expressed her gratitude to her family and people who have offered help and support. Yuen-kwan said she will do her best to balance sports and study.