Spike and block her specialties

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 July, 2004, 12:00am

Name: Clara Tse Wing-hung

Grade: Form Five

School: Jockey Club Ti-I College

Sport: Volleyball

Statistics: It's been a successful year for Clara. She helped steer her school to the Sha Tin and Sai Kung district Division One title. Over Christmas the school made it a double and won the Jing Ying (All Hong Kong) honours, and Clara was voted the tournament MVP.

Last week in Yantai , Shandong Province , Clara and Sonia Kong Cheuk-yee won the All China Schools championship, which featured 17 provincial teams. Clara is now in Macau competing in the Asian Schools Championships.

Soundbite: 'I've been training on the beach at the Gold Coast for nearly two years. I'm one of the tallest in my team and I can spike or block.'

Academic: Waiting for HKCEE results.

Interests: Last book read was Harry Potter. Plays the piano.

From her coach: 'Clara is a key player with a lot of experience,' said Hong Kong Schools head coach Lai Pok-man.

Ambition: Clara wants to win the School Jing Ying competition again. She will focus on beach volleyball and hopes to play at the under-21 World Championships next year and, ultimately, the Olympics.