Speedy sensation aims for world youth contest

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 April, 2005, 12:00am

Name: Tiffany Chung Wing-tung

School: Diocesan Girls' School

Grade: Form One

Sport: Athletics (sprinting)

Achievements: At 13, Tiffany was one of the youngest competitors in this year's Grade A category at the Inter-Secondary Schools Athletic Championships at Wan Chai Sports Ground.

She surprised everyone when she came first in both the 100 metres

and 200m, with times of 12.85 seconds and 26.63 seconds, respectively.

The talented sprinter is a Hong Kong age-group record holder in the girls' Grade D 200m and Grade C 4x100m and 4x400m.

In last month's second round of the Watsons Water Hong Kong Junior Elite Athletic Championships, Tiffany emerged victorious in the girls' Grade C 60m, 100m and 200m.

Tiffany joined the Watsons Athletic Club's Junior Elite Training Programme in 2002. Her potential caught the attention of club coach Benny Lai. She is currently training under Yu Lik, who has coached other successful local athletes, including Tang Hon-sing and Wong Ka-chun.

From her coach: 'Tiffany has the talent, especially the explosive power for sprinting. She 's too young for target-oriented training. I will let her develop her potential naturally. She has to focus on all-round basic training and techniques at this stage,' Yu said.

Interests: Plays piano and likes to surf the internet and read novels.

Soundbite: 'I love the speed and sense of satisfaction I get from sprinting.'

Ambitions: Tiffany hopes to see improvements in every race and is looking forward to taking part in the next World Youth Championships.