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Ready for the world stage

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 March, 2007, 12:00am
 

Name: Yuen Ka-ying


Sport: Wushu


Achievements: Ka-ying, 18, took part in the first World Junior Wushu Championships in Malaysia last August, taking home silver in the nangun (southern-style cudgel) and bronze in nanquan (southern-style boxing). She also won a gold medal in the dual event with teammates Liu Yee-shan and Kwan Ning-wai. She will be taking part in the World Wushu Championships in October in Beijing.


Soundbite: 'I cannot take part in junior tournaments anymore. I'm over-age now. I'll try my best in the championships,' Ka-wing said.


'I'm equally good at nangun and nanquan. I can probably put my skills to the best use in nandao (southern-style broadsword).


'I have been learning wushu for seven to eight years. My brothers are also wushu athletes.'


From her coach: 'Ka-ying is a very capable girl. She works very hard. She trains twice a day with me,' said her coach, Yu Liquang.


'She is going to start taking part in mature-age events from now on.'


Ambitions: 'I would like to take part in the East Asian Games in 2009 and the Asian Games in 2010. I can't say whether I will win any medals, but I'll try my best. I will have to see how well I train in the future. I'll continue to train very hard,' Ka-ying said.


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