Four medals for Fong
ALEX Fong Lik-sun brought home four of Hong Kong's six medals from the recent Asia-Pacific Age Group Swimming and Diving Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The St Joseph's College pupil, competing in the 13 and 14 years age division, earned one gold, one silver and two bronze medals to become the star of the seven-strong Hong Kong team.
Alex captured his gold medal in the 400 metres individual medley with a time of four minutes, 41.39 seconds.
But it was in the 200 metres backstroke that Alex produced his best form, clinching the silver medal in 2:15.12 to shave 1.19 seconds off the Hong Kong national junior record.
He came third in the 100 metres backstroke and 200 metres butterfly events.
Hong Kong's two other medals came from diving, with Ng Sui winning a silver in the one-metre springboard and Leung Kai-yin the bronze in the three-metre springboard event.
The diving medals were a mild surprise because Hong Kong divers have never achieved any notable results at international level.
Their only claim to 'fame' was the infamous 'perfect zero' at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
But the diving section of the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association have set up a new training programme.