Lee Ka-man, 16, is gunning for a place at the 2004 Olympics after winning two silvers at the Asian Rowing Championships in Guangdong last week. 'She did very well and I'm not surprised,' said her coach, Sam Wong Chi-wai. Lee (below) gave up school after Form Five and is now a full-time athlete at the Sports Institute in Sha Tin. 'We've watched her improve rapidly this year. Her work on the ergometer [stationary training machine] is impressive. Her mental strength and will to succeed are more than you would expect for someone her age,' said Mr Wong. 'She will go to Shanghai for the qualifiers, but we are not sure whether to put her in the singles or doubles. 'The level at the Olympics will be very high, and if she qualified for the singles as a junior she would be up against world champions from Belarus, Bulgaria and Canada in Athens. 'The other rowers weigh around 80kg, over 20kg more than Ka-man, and are much more powerful. She will need to build muscles, but you can't expect too much when she is only 16.' Two months ago in Greece, Lee achieved the highest-ever ranking by a Hong Kong junior athlete when she became the first female rower to reach the finals of a World Junior Championship competition.