Canossa girls spring to trampoline victory
By SAMUEL WAN
CANOSSA College grabbed the limelight by winning all the medals in the recent secondary school trampolining competition (girls' section) held at the Harbour Road Indoor Games Hall.
The Canossa girls stood head and shoulders above the rest as they captured the Grades A, B and C individual honours as well as Grades B and C team titles in convincing style.
In the team event, all the four members of each school had to complete the compulsory routine and voluntary routine. The first 10 competitors in the team competition qualified for the individual final.
In the girls' Grade B, Canossa's Chan Ka-yan and Wong Wei-ping of Notre Dame College both scored 24.8 points in the individual event, but Ka-yan was awarded the individual title on the strength of collecting the highest score at the final attempt.
The Grade C event saw 10 schools and 77 competitors vie for the team title and individual honours, respectively.
Canossa's duo Yip Pui-man and Wong Chiu-yin first guided the school to a comfortable victory over CNEC Christian College by a 133.3-117.1 margin in the team event.
With a more consistent performance in the final round, Pui-man won the individual title, beating Chiu-yin by a 0.6 margin.
Unopposed, Canossa's Wan Hoi-lun took the Grade A title to complete the sweep.
There was a share of spoils in the boys' section. Only two schools competed for the Grade A team title. Individual champion Chan Nik-fung of Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No 2 led his school to a 106.1-94.9 victory over Ming Kei College.
Lau Pak Lok Secondary School won the Grade B team title in style as they took the first three positions in the team performance.
Captain Lai Kin-man maintained his fine form and took the gold in the singles competition, beating teammate Ngan Chi-wai just by a 0.2 margin.
St Paul's Co-educational College dominated the Grade C competition as they finished one-two in the singles event with Wong Ho-kay and Mak Ho-chuen taking the gold and silver, respectively. Lau Pak Lok's Kan Chi-wai was third.
Mr Wan is an official of the Hong Kong Schools Sports Council