Name: Yu Chiu-siu School: Choi Hung Estate Catholic Secondary School Grade: Form Six Sport: Athletics Achievements: Chiu-siu, 18, set a new Hong Kong junior record in the javelin during the third round of the Watsons Water Junior Elite Athletic Championships earlier this month. He threw 48.14 metres, surprising himself, but not his coach. He has spent more time on studies this year, and was in New Zealand for six months on an exchange programme. He took part in his first overseas competition during the trip. He joined the Hutt Valley city athletics meet, and an outstanding performance saw him enter a Wellington competition where he came third in the men's javelin. It earned him a chance to compete in the regional North Island meet. Chi-siu started as a sprinter when he was in Form Two, before trying out shot put, and then the javelin. He was encouraged by his father, who competed in the heptathlon at university. Soundbite: 'The support of my coach, family and teachers has helped me balance my studies and athletics,' said Chi-siu. 'I would not have achieved as much without their support.' From his coach: 'Chi-siu has all-round physical qualities,' said coach Tsang Kwun-kau. 'He is not only good at throwing, but also sprinting. He could become a decathlete if he develops in a professional, all-round training environment. I hope he can break the senior Hong Kong record in the future.' Ambitions: Chiu-siu says he aims to balance sport with work, and enjoys competitions. He is devoted to the javelin and fascinated by the unique skills required by the sport. He also plays basketball, volleyball and football.