Field day as records fall

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 January, 2007, 12:00am

A total of eight records were shattered during the first round of the Hong Kong Junior Age Group Athletic Meet 2007 held at Wan Chai Sports Ground over the weekend.

Five track records and three field records were broken at the annual competition despite chilly temperatures and a light drizzle.

The event, organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA), attracted more than 2,400 athletes, the highest number of participants ever.

In discus, Leung Hoi-kit broke the boys' A1 age-group record with a throw of 44.23 metres on his way to winning the event. Hoi-kit easily eclipsed the former mark of 43.88m, which he set at last year's meet in December.

In shot put, Melody Lee won the girls' C category, setting a new record with a throw of 9.02m. It exceeded the previous record by more than 0.03m.

In track events, Tsang Hon-sing won the boys' 800m race. Hon-sing broke the boys' A2 age-group record, clocking 2 minutes, 2.59 seconds, and improving on the previous-best time of 2:3.96, which he set at the 2006 competition.

Roseda Lo Wing-hei finished the 800m race in a time of 2:16.42, breaking the girls' A2 age-group record (2:24.41), which had lasted for nearly six years. She also holds the record in the 800m girls' B category.

Leung Hau-sze broke two records. In the girls' A2 200m race on Saturday, she reached the finish line in a record 25.20 seconds. She established another milestone the next day, when she clocked 12.30 seconds in the 100m race, 0.09 seconds faster than Pang Hok-man, who set the record in 2003.

In 100m hurdles, Hui Cheuk-yee won the girls' C category, with her time of 16.66 seconds eclipsing the previous record by 0.15 seconds.