Who will be crowned Hong Kong’s best sportsperson in 2017? It wouldn’t be too difficult to make an educated guess.
The Hong Kong Sports Institute is a centre of excellence for Hong Kong sport in Fo Tan. It provides grants, coaching and training facilities for elite athletes with the goal of improving the standard of sport in Hong Kong. Sports are assessed on two- and four-year cycles to see if they meet performance benchmarks. The current elite sports supported by the Institute are: athletics, badminton, billiard sports, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, karatedo, rowing, rugby sevens, squash, swimming, table tennis, tenpin bowling, triathlon, windsurfing and wushu.