Sprinter stamps his mark at athletics meet
Budding sprinter Tang Yik-chun stole the limelight at the first round of the Watsons Water Athletic King Championships over the weekend.
The 18-year-old first broke Chiang Wai-hung's men's 200 metres Hong Kong national and junior records with a time of 21.02 seconds on Saturday at Wan Chai Sports Groud. He then went on to win the men's 100m on Sunday, clocking 10.61 seconds. Tang edged out another rising star, Wong Ka-chun, by three-hundredths of a second. Chiang was third on 10.74 seconds.
In the men's 110m hurdles, Tang Hon-sing, the Athletic King for three consecutive years, clocked 14.72 seconds and took the gold. Leung Yee-mei, last year's Athletic Queen, set a new Hong Kong record in the women's hammer throw with 46.67m. Ruth Fielder, the women's 10,000m champion, clocked 40 minutes, 2.39 seconds and set a new Hong Kong junior record. In the women's 100m, Wan Kin-yee snatched the gold with a time of 11.98 seconds.