Wushu star has the edge

PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 January, 2007, 12:00am

Name: Fung Wing-see

School: Po Chiu Catholic Secondary School

Grade: Form Two

Sport: Wushu

Achievements: Wing-see was 12 years old when she first represented Hong Kong at the 2005 Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Singapore.

She took home two gold medals in qiangshu (spear) and quanshu (kung fu) categories. She also won gold and silver medals at the World Junior Wushu Championships in Malaysia last year.

Wing-see, 14, will be taking part in the fourth

Asian Junior Wushu Championships in South Korea this summer.

Soundbite: 'I started learning wushu at the age of six to build up my strength and body. My interest in the sport really developed when I was 10,' Wing-see said.

'I joined the Hong Kong team at the same time. My first major competition was in 2005, when I was 12.

'I practise every day from Monday to Saturday. On weekdays, I practise after school, or after tutorials. I have been really busy with school and tutorials recently. I hope I can spend more time honing my wushu skills.'

From her coach: 'I have been guiding Wing-see for four years. She is a very capable girl and has a lot of potential,' said coach Yu Liguang of the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

'She has a lot on her schedule, including homework, extra-curricular activities and tutoring. She's very busy, but she still works hard. She's polite, courteous and confident.'

Ambitions: 'I hope to get a gold medal in Korea. It would be great if I could take part in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but it is not likely, because I'm too young,' Wing-see said.