Ready for the world stage
Name: Yuen Ka-ying
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.