SIXTEEN-year-old Kwok Mei-yee and Lam Yik-choi, 18, spend most of their free time playing basketball and that proved a key to their success at the 20th anniversary athletic meet of the Chan Shu Kui Memorial School at Shamshuipo Sports Ground recently. Fifth-former Mei-yee won the girls' Grade A individual overall championship trophy, while Yik-choi, a Form 2 pupil, overwhelmed his rivals to clinch the boys' Grade A individual honour. Mei-yee was first in the 100 metres, 200 metres, the high jump, and was a member of the 4 x 100 relay winning team. ''I am very happy to win so many gold at this year's meet,'' she said. In sharing her secret of success, Mei-yee said: ''Since I first won the individual title last year, I have been under a bit of pressure to win again this year.'' She added that playing basketball frequently was definitely an added asset as she grew stronger physically and her stamina improved. Yik-choi won first place in the 100 m and 200 m clocking 12.49 seconds and 25.56 seconds respectively. In the field competition he won the shot put with a throw of 11.17 metres. ''This is my first success since coming to Chan Shu Kui Memorial School and I did not expect to be among the top three winners,'' said Yik-choi. Last year, he won gold medals in the 100 m and shot put. He said although he did not train much for this year's meet, playing basketball after school had helped him tremendously. ''I attribute my success to regular basketball practices which help build up my body,'' he said. At the closing ceremony, school supervisor Mrs Anita Chan said there was a link in sports to a philosophy and attitude towards life. ''Firstly, we should set a clear goal or direction in order to live a meaningful and rewarding life; secondly, we should adopt a fair competitive spirit in order to encourage continuous advancement in our community,'' she said. In addition, the ability to persevere until a goal was reached was one of the most important qualities for achieving success in life, said Mrs Chan. At the same time, everybody should not feel over-confident or inadequate as it would ruin their aspirations. RESULTS Boys' Grade A individual overall champions: 1. Lam Yik-choi, 2. Chan Chiu-king, 3. Yeung Chiu-ming; Grade B individual champions: 1. Lam Kam-chi, 2. Yuen kwok-tai, 3. Wong Wai-kin; Grade C individual champions: 1. Chan Kai-yin, 2. Lee Yun-kuen, 3. Wong Ka-yan; Grade D individual champions: 1. Tam Wing-lun, 2. Chow Hok-man, 3. Chow Sai-ho. Girls' Grade A individual overall champions: 1. Kwok Mei-yee, 2. Shum Wai-man, 3. Kau Mui-ling; Grade B individual champions: 1. Ng Tsui-ha and Lo Wai-nga, 3. Wong Wing-Yan; Grade C individual champions: 1. Lam Po-ying, 2. Lau Po-yan, 3. Fan Wing-yan.