Promising local athlete Samuel Yu Sum-yee has achieved his goal of becoming one of the top 10 artistic cyclists in the world. Sum-yee received recognition for his endeavours when he was nominated by the Hong Kong Sports Development Board as an outstanding junior athlete for the third quarter of this year. Sum-yee finished eighth at the 2001 Indoor Cycling World Championships in Kaseda City, Japan. He described his performance as the most satisfying in his career. 'My performance was really steady, and it was my best so far,' the 17-year-old told Young Post. 'Although I was ranked 10th in the competition, I didn't think I could improve my overall ranking,' said the La Salle College student. 'However, some of the cyclists didn't perform to their standard, so that helped raise my ranking.' He also finished fourth in the pairs event with brother Harry Yu Hok-yee, 19. Sum-yee, who is also Asian indoor cycling champion said he would focus more on singles event next year. 'I will further raise the degree of difficulty to improve my world ranking. And I'll practise more since I don't have to concentrate on my studies so much,' the sixth former said. The other three athletes to receive a third-quarter award and a cash prize of $2,500 each were windsurfer Cheng Kwok-fai, rower Law Hiu-fung and wushu artist Law Sum-yin.