IF YOU WANT to be the best, you need to be multi-talented, according to school sports stars. The champions spoke after being honoured for their efforts at the Bank of China Bauhinia Bowl Awards 2003 held at Heep Yunn School yesterday. Ability in throwing the javelin and playing badminton led judges to award the Sportsgirl of the Year title to a Diocesan Girls' School student for the 11th consecutive time. 'There are a lot of athletes better in just one sport, but I think being committed to more than one clinched it for me,' said a proud Janice Lau Chi-kay. 'Maybe one day my all-round ability could get me a scholarship to a good university,' said Chi-kay. Triathlete Derwin Chan King-chung of Diocesan Boys' School picked up the Sportsboy of the Year award, which had been won by former Chong Gene Hang College basketball player Tam Wai-yeung for the past four years. 'Being good at running, swimming, life saving, cycling and cross-country won it for me,' said King-chung, who has been inspired by the commitment of elite athletes such as windsurfer Lee Lai-shan and cyclist Lance Armstrong. 'He is a very mature boy who learns quickly because he listens carefully to all instructions,' said the teenager's triathlon coach Ruth Hunt. 'We (Hong Kong Triathlon Association) will devise a special training programme to allow him to continue studying, and if necessary, extend the years it takes him to finish his university studies,' said Hunt. Both Diocesan students said they enjoyed the travelling aspect that came with being good at sports. King-chung will spend the summer at a training camp in France, while Chi-kay is looking forward to competing at the Asian Schools Badminton Championships in Brunei. The co-educational sportsgirl, Katherine Mountain of Island School, and sportsboy, Rowan Varty of King George V School (KGV), were absent and their trophies were presented to friends from their respective schools. Rowan's rugby coach at KGV, Charlie Riding, praised the boy's efforts. 'He's trained hard, he's got ability, and he's very fast - hopefully he'll make a good Hong Kong rugby player one day,' said Riding. Hong Kong women's hockey coach Mark Bailey said Katherine had 'improved tremendously' this year. 'She's just broken into the senior national squad and she was voted young player of the year by the Women's Hockey Association,' said Bailey.