athlete of the week
Name Tong Tsz-wing
School Heep Yunn School
Grade Form Seven
Achievements Tsz-wing, 19, is a member of the Hong Kong junior squash team. She led Hong Kong to victory at the 15th Asian Junior Team Championships 2011 held in Sri Lanka.
She is now in Amman, Jordan for the 18th Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship which starts today.
She was the girls' under-19 singles winner of the Hong Kong Junior Open 2010 and Prince Hong Kong Junior Squash Championships 2010.
She has also been the captain of her school's squash team since 2008.
They won their fifth consecutive girls' team title at the 2010/11 Division One Inter-school Squash Competition (Hong Kong Island and Kowloon). She clinched the Grade A girls' singles crown in the same competition in 2009/10 and 2010/11.
She is the Outstanding Girls' Squash Player and Sports Girl of the Year of the BOCHK Bauhinia Bowl Awards 2010-2011.
Soundbite 'My birthday is in late July so I don't exceed the age limit for the Asian Junior Individual Championships. This will be my last junior tournament,' says Tsz-wing. 'I know the opponents that I am going to face in Jordan quite well as I played against some of them at the Asian Junior Team Championships in February. I am not at my best at the moment but I think I should be able to have good results in Jordan. I won the bronze medal in the same tournament last year and this time my target is to enter the final.
'This is also the last year I will be eligible for the BOCHK Bauhinia Sports Girl of the Year award.
'I will be delighted if I can win the award before I graduate from Heep Yunn. I will face stiff competition from many school sports stars.
'I will support my school team after my graduation. I am confident that our girls will continue their dominance in the inter-school competition in the coming years.'
From her coach 'Tsz-wing is now training full-time after finishing her A-Level exams. I think she will need some time to adapt to the tougher training schedule. I believe she will continue to improve in the upcoming tournaments, ' said Dick Leung, coach of Hong Kong junior squash team.
Ambitions 'I have had outstanding results in junior events but it doesn't mean that I am capable of doing well in senior tournaments too. I think I may need a year to catch up with the senior players. I need to enhance my skills and physical abilities,' said Tsz-wing.