Kevin Kung

Camilla warming up for Winter dream

Helge Weiner-Trapness, a successful investment banker based in Hong Kong, lives a charmed life. As head of Barclays financial institutions group for Asia-Pacific, he can pretty much afford almost all the luxuries in life.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Bright hues of hardship

A change in his family's economic fortunes has given artist Xanxus Kwan Yuk-lun a new insight into art that can straddle the divide between rich and poor.

The 16-year-old, a Form Four student at St Joseph's Anglo-Chinese School, loves painting. He has been honing his drawing skills at the private School of Creativity since he was seven.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Another great mass splash for glory

The iconic cross-harbour swim is back with a splash this year. More people will be allowed to join, and improvements have been made to the rules and course design.

The New World Harbour Race, which was successfully held last year after a 33-year absence, will be held on October 21.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Right to the top of the table

The table tennis players from NLSI Lui Kwok Pat Fong College in Kwun Tong used a simple strategy to reach the top. In just one year, they have taken the team from the brink of relegation to the Division 2 championship of the Inter-school Table Tennis Competition.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Pro skills for junior pair

Unlike kung fu, there is no Shaolin Temple where rowers can go to upgrade their skills. But 18-year-olds Tang Tsz-hau and Fung Tik-lam had the chance to leave their training base in Fo Tan and skip a few levels to meet rowing 'masters' from other Asian countries in Chungju, South Korea, last month.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Chow Sin-ki School STFA Seaward Woo College Grade Form Five Sport Triathlon

Achievements

Sin-ki, 17, is a triathlete in Hong Kong's junior B team. He was last year's male junior champion at the Hong Kong 2XTRI Double Triathlon.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taking challenge in stride

To sprinters, every 0.01second matters. Ng Ka-fung is well aware of this, after his first year of full-time professional training. With that rule in mind, the 19-year-old and three other, more experienced 100m runners hope to step up and carry Hong Kong athletics to a new level on the Olympic stage.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A teen who relishes gruelling long races

The Olympic Games' motto is 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' and triathlete Tsang Ka-hung certainly abides by the slogan.

The 17-year-old Form Four student from Ling Liang Church M. H. Lau Secondary School often finished on the podium in the junior category of the Duathlon and Aquathon Series last year.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong teams ready for Sevens

Tomorrow will see the kick-off of our city's annual rugby extravaganza. The day will see teams launch their campaigns in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens for men and the IRB Sevens Challenge Cup Hong Kong for women.

In both, top international teams will fight for glory at Hong Kong Stadium and Hong Kong Football Club, respectively.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Thyllis Law Ho-fung School Pui Ying Secondary School, Pok Fu Lam Grade Form Five Sport Volleyball

Achievement

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet revenge as Brian ends year as winner

Junior tennis player Brian Yeung Pak-long ended the Year of the Rabbit on a winning note. He beat Kevin Wong Chun-hun to claim the boys' singles title at the Hong Kong International Tennis Federation Junior Tournament at Victoria Park.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hooked on fishing

Think of fishing and you may well think it's only a question of patience as you sit waiting ... and waiting for a fish to bite. But 18-year-old Hongkonger Ronald Chow Lung says this is wrong. 'We need some patience for fishing, but the most important part is the technique,' he says. 'Without technique we merely sit on the pier and, no matter how patient we are, we never hook a fish.'

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Yip Tsz-fung School St Joseph's College Grade Form Seven Sport Squash

Achievements

Tsz-fung, 18, is a member of the Hong Kong junior squash team; he is the top under-19 player in Hong Kong.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

U18 final turns into a thrilling grudge match

The YMCA King's Park Centenary Centre's ice rink served as the venue last Sunday for the 2011 Hong Kong Inline Hockey Cup finals. Before the adult games, a three-day youth tournament featured five teams.

Two local teams, along with teams from Namibia, Iran and Britain, battled it out for the under-18 title. In the final, Hong Kong White Dragons faced off against UK Raiders.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Portrait of a sole sister

Hong Kong's long-distance runner Christy Yiu Kit-ching takes up duty as a registered nurse next July after graduating from a four-year nursing degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. And despite her busy work schedule and frequent night shifts, she continues to shine in competition.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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