Name: Chan Yin-man School: Chinese University of Hong Kong Grade: First Year - Higher Diploma Sport: Fencing Achievements: Chan was thrilled to be named as one of six junior winners at last Monday's Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards. The 18-year-old fencer collected a cash prize of $10,000 and a free return ticket from Cathay Pacific Airways to any Asian destination. Last year, Chan - a graphic design student - was an individual and team champion in the sabre category at the Asian Junior Fencing Championships in Taiwan. At the Thailand Open she was first in the team event and third in the individual category. Last year, when still a student at Ho Lap College, she was the individual champion in the All-Hong Kong Inter-school Fencing Competition. She took up fencing in Primary Four after a teacher told her about a training camp. She won a competition at the camp and soon afterwards the Hong Kong Amateur Fencing Association asked her to start formal training. She is now a member of the Hong Kong squad. Soundbite: 'When I first tried fencing, I loved it. It trains your mind as well as your body. It requires a lot of focus and confidence. And I love my uniform - it is so stylish. I feel like a star when I am wearing it.' From her coach: A spokesperson for the Hong Kong Amateur Fencing Association said they were proud of Chan's achievements and hoped she would continue to train hard. Interests: In her free time, Chan loves to paint. Ambitions: The promising talent hopes to win major championships for Hong Kong and achieve as much as her role model, mainland national team fencer Wang Haibin. Her main target this year is a strong performance at the Asian Championships in Malaysia in July. She is aiming for a top-three finish. Her long-term goal is the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Chan needs a top-32 world ranking to qualify.