Katie picks up pair of records
FAST-RISING swim star Katie Lau King-ting set two national records in the age group short course meet at the Hong Kong Sports Institute yesterday.
Lau, named the most promising female swimmer by the Hong Kong Swimming Coaches Association earlier this month, won all four golds in the girls' 13 and 14 age group.
The 13-year-old butterfly-stroke specialist started with an easy victory in the 100 metres butterfly, then won the 100 metres backstroke in a junior national record time of one minute 9.35 seconds.
In the 100 metres individual medley, she cruised to victory in 1:08.12 - a national open and junior record - then won the 200 metres freestyle.
Explaining her dominance, national coach Chan Yiu-hoi said: ''Our leading swimmers did not perform their best because they weren't prepared to peak for this meeting.'' Zachary Moffatt also shone yesterday, setting three records in the boys' 13 and 14 age division - 100 metres backstroke, 100 metres individual medley and 200 metres freestyle.
Heidi Wong Hoi-tik set age group records in 100 metres individual medley and 200 metres freestyle for girls' 11 and 12.