Splashing victory for boys

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 October, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 October, 1995, 12:00am

THE 23rd annual swimming gala of St Joseph's College, recently held at Victoria Park Swimming Pool, ended on a high note with 15 records rewritten.

'The response to this year's event was encouraging, with more than 150 students taking part in the competition, and the junior boys showed great enthusiasm in particular,' said PE teacher Wu Wan-kwok.

'The swimmers are now in top form after the gala and are expected to do well in the coming inter-school swimming championship in October.' The climax of the gala was the prize presentation by popular DJ Ray Cordeiro of Radio Television Hong Kong.

'We are very honoured to have Ray here. He is not only a teenage idol but also our old boy. His wide experience in life and constructive advice have greatly inspired young people in the territory,' said principal Brother Thomas.

Among those who received prizes from 'Uncle Ray' was Grade A individual champion Wong Chu-hei, a Form Six arts student. He set a new record in the 100 m breaststroke in one minute 11.17 seconds.

In Grade B, third-former Tsui Lap-yin outshone his opponents to take the individual championship. He performed most brilliantly in the 50 m breaststroke, winning the race in a record time of 33.38 seconds.

First-former Cheung Man-tsun stole the limelight. Not only did he win the individual title but also helped his class Form 1D win the overall class championship in Grade C.

Man-chun also broke the Grade C 50 m freestyle record in 28.38 seconds.

With remarkable success in the relay events, Form 5D won the Grade A overall class championship. The Grade B overall title went to Form 3D.

Mr Wan is an official of the Hong Kong Schools Sports Council