So Wa Wai

Disabled runner So hopes to inspire young athletes

Veteran disabled runner So Wa-wai hopes his long-term dedication to his sport will inspire young athletes to achieve the same level of international success as he has.

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012, 12:00am

Born to run

When you are born with jaundice, which affects your body balance, it is unlikely that you will walk properly. But So Wa-wai, who was born with the condition, not only walked - he went on to become a Paralympic runner.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cash awards announced for athletes

Medallists to be awarded up to HK$1million

Hong Kong athletes competing in next year's Beijing Olympics and Paralympic Games have been urged to strive for glory after being handed huge cash incentives.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Paralympians on track for Beijing

World record holder So Wa-wai is training hard for the Paralympic Games to be held in Beijing next year.

The sprinter suffers from cerebral palsy, and is one of two disabled track athletes who will represent Hong Kong at the event.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic boost for HK athletes

Team Visa, comprising four sports stars sponsored by the credit-card organisation, is urging the public to support Hong Kong athletes' bid to book their places in the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Visa International is hoping the programme will provide a boost to Hong Kong's sports community.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Learn to harness water from typhoons

A tropical depression has just brought badly needed water to ease a drought in Hainan . Actually, God has always been very kind to China. Every year, typhoons bring to the land a billion tonnes of fresh water.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

SAR fencers have edge over rest of the world, says coach

Hong Kong's all-conquering wheelchair fencing team will dominate the sport for years to come, according to their mainland coach Zheng Zhaokang.

Alison Yu Chui-yee clinched her fourth gold medal at the Athens Paralympic Games when she led the women to victory in the foil team event on Tuesday. Alison, Fan Pui-shan, Chan Yui-chong and Wong Kit-mui beat Hungary 45-22 in the final.

23 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

2 Minutes with...WAN KIN-YEE


The 28-year-old sprinter leaves for France tomorrow where she will be one of only two Hong Kong representatives at the World Athletics Championships which start next weekend. Wan, who works part time for the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, will run in the 100 metres.

17 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

So strikes gold again

So Wa-wai completed a hat-trick as he set his third world record to go with his third gold at the Sydney Paralympics yesterday.

The 19-year-old sprinting ace shrugged off the disadvantage of running in the eighth lane and stuck gold with a world record time of 57.58 seconds in the men's 400-metre T36 cerebral palsy event. He rewrote his 100m and 200m mark earlier this week.

28 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Medal record in Hong Kong's grasp

Young stars So Wa-wai and Lai Wai-ling are looking to help the SAR's Paralympic team register its best-ever achievement as the duo go all out to grab the gold medals in their main events today.

25 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Bronze for So as Hong Kong falter

Teenage sprinter So Wa-wai's dream of earning five golds was dashed as he and teammates had to settle for the bronze in the men's cerebral palsy 4x400 metres relay at the Sydney Paralympics yesterday.

The SAR quartet completed by Cheung Yiu-cheung, Chao Kwok-pang and Chan Sing-chung would even have come fourth had it not been for third-placed Ukraine being disqualified.

24 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Drive for five is alive for champion sprinter

Sprinter So Wa-wai is targeting something American track queen Marion Jones failed to achieve - a drive for five golds in the Sydney Olympic Stadium. Three weeks after Jones lit up the 2000 Games, the Hong Kong teenager will be chasing his own dream in the Paralympics, which begin today.

18 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Sydney squad aim high

Hong Kong's Paralympic squad will travel hopefully in their quest for gold at the Sydney Games in October. The contingent, comprising 27 competitors - three more than last time - are aiming high, hoping to bag a bigger medal haul than four years ago in Atlanta.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am