THREE junior sportsmen - Alex Fong Lik-sun, Daniel Lee Che-wo and Tam Kai-chuen - are among the five nominees for September's Nike-HKSI Athlete of the Month Award. Swimmer Alex was nominated on the merit of his record-breaking effort at the Chinese Amateur Swimming Association annual championship when he won the 200 m backstroke in two minutes, 14.18 seconds. Alex, 15, a student at St Joseph's College, improved on his own junior national record by an astonishing 0.94 of a second. Daniel's nomination was put forward by the Hong Kong Triathlon Association, for winning the junior title at the China International Triathlon. The Yuen Long Chiu Lut Sau Memorial School pupil clocked 2:08:59 over the Olympic distance of 1.5-kilometre swim, 40-kilometre bike and 10-kilometre run to finish fourth overall in a field of more than 200 triathletes from 10 countries. Another 19-year-old in contention for the $5,000 award is badminton player Kai-chuen, who broke new ground at two international tournaments in Australia and New Zealand. Kai-chuen reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open and scaled new heights at the New Zealand Open by clinching the men's crown, his first major international title. Other nominees for the September awards are squash professional Faheem Khan and Chan Kam-loi, a wheelchair fencer.