Girl power helps SAR strike gold

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 December, 1998, 12:00am

Hong Kong topped the medals table with nine golds, seven silvers and 10 bronzes at the Schools' Interport Swimming Competition (secondary section) held at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool.

Credit should go to the girls' squad, which won six gold medals, and set three records.

Kong Yan-kay of Maryknoll Convent School won the first gold for the SAR with victory in the 50 metre freestyle in a record time of 28.61 seconds. She went on to take gold in the 50 m butterfly in 30.43 secs.

Tsai Hiu-wai of Diocesan Girls' School also scored a double, taking the 50 m backstroke in a record time of 30.88 secs, and the 200 m medley in 2 minutes 28.33 secs.

Liu Ka-lei of Diocesan Girls' School came first in the 100 m in 1 min 18.26 secs. Heidi Wong of Belilios Public School finished second.

The girls' relay team won the 4 x 50 m medley in a record time of 2 mins 6.15 secs.

The boys' squad won three gold medals.

In the 200 m breaststroke, Ng Wai-yin of Diocesan Boys' School took gold in 2 mins 42.53 secs. In the 100 m backstroke, Yee Hok-yee of La Salle College won gold in 1 min 09.64 secs. The boys' relay team beat Fuzhou and Macau in the 4 x 50 m medley to take the gold in 1 min 57.98 secs.

Fuzhou won four gold medals, followed by Guangdong and Macau with three each.

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