Many may not regard tenpin bowling as a sport, and certainly not as a traditional sport pursued under a school PE programme. But this year Wu Siu-hong, 17, has been awarded Student Sportsperson of the Year for his outstanding success at skittles. This is the latest of many prizes scooped by Siu-hong. Last year he won two gold medals in the men's masters and men's doubles at the East Asian Games in Osaka and qualified to compete in the World Games. He was also last year's boys' doubles champion and second runner-up in the boys' event at the Asian Schools Bowling Championship in Thailand. Earlier this month he was presented with the Hong Kong Sports Star Award by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee. The Form Four science student, who has put his studies on hold for a year to concentrate on training, developed his talent through trips to a Tsuen Wan bowling centre. He goes back to school in September to pursue his HKCEE. 'I need not worry about my studies and can set my mind on the training and competitions,' the Carmel Alison Lam Foundation Secondary School student said. He is now in training for this year's Asian Games. Student of the Year judge Anthony Lam Kwoon-sun, chief curriculum development officer of the Education Department's PE section, said: 'Sports achievement is really outstanding among all the other candidates too.' Siu-hong wins a $20,000 scholarship, an Art School of Hong Kong Arts Centre course and $10,000 worth of vouchers.