Windsurfer Yu Wing-ho and rower Lee Ka-man have won the third-quarter honours (one each for a boy and a girl) in the AS Watson-Hong Kong Sports Development Board (SDB) Junior Athlete Awards. Wing-ho, 18, exceeded expectations to win the gold medal at the 2003 Youth Sailing World Championships off Portugal in August. In the same month, Ka-man, 16, achieved the highest-ever ranking (fifth) by a Hong Kong junior athlete when she became the first female rower to reach the finals of a world junior championship in Greece. The winners each collected a cash award of $5,000 and sports gear vouchers. Wing-ho clinched the boys' Mistral title in dramatic style when he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the last race on the final day of the competition. Hong Kong windsurfing coach Sam Wong praised Wing-ho's 'consistent' sailing. 'His performance was brilliant,' said Wong. It was Wing-ho's second gold medal this year. He also finished first at the Mistral Asian Championships held in Malaysia in the spring. The teenager has made steady progress since taking up windsurfing five years ago. He joined a training programme organised by the Windsurfing Association of Hong Kong and was selected to represent Hong Kong at the Siam Cup in Thailand just a year later. 'It's an honour to win the award - and great to get some cash as a reward for my efforts,' said Wing-ho, who is aiming to win a medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. Ka-man is also targeting the Games. 'Winning the award gives my confidence a boost and makes me want to work even harder to gain results,' said Ka-man, who took up rowing when she was 13. The awards are supported by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and the Hong Kong Sports Press Association.