NEW Asia Middle School and Jockey Club Government Secondary School recently clinched the boys' and girls' overall championships, respectively, at the Secondary Schools Canoeing Competition. Held at the Tai Mei Tuk Schools Sailing Centre, Tai Po, the recent two-day event saw eleven schools participate in the boys' section and six in the girls' category. New Asia Middle School (NAMS) proved too powerful for the others in the boys' category, winning four gold medals, three silver and four bronze to collect an overall total of 116 points, 57 clear of runners-up Lingnan Secondary School. Aberdeen Technical School came third with 43 points. The NAMS duo Leung Kwai-piu and Cheng Yau-ching won laurels for their school. First they took the 250-metre double race in 1 minute 18.10 seconds. Then, teamed with Yeung Shan and Wong Hau-ming they won the 2 x 250 m double relay in 2 minutes 37.26 seconds. NAMS also took the silver, beating Jockey club by just 0.01 second. NAMS also dominated the long distance double race, with Mak Sze-ho and Li Siu-kit winning the gold and Lau Kwok-kay and Y. T. Li the silver. The most outstanding rower, however, was Lee Chun-tung of Lingnan Secondary School. He won four singles titles, notably in the 500 m race when he withstood strong challenges to come home in 3 minutes 3.41 seconds. Only Shek Kin-leung of Tang King Po School foiled Lee's sweep, winning the long distance single event in 20 minutes 56.81 seconds. In the girls' events, Jockey Club Government Secondary School were notable in all nine events, collecting a total of 138 points. Lingnan Secondary School again finished second with 83 points. St.Paul School, Lam Tin came third with 52 points. The best Jockey Club performer was Lee Hau-chun. She beat Lingnan's duo Au Ka-yee and Pang So-yu to capture the gold in the 250 m single race in 1 minute 36.36 seconds. With teammate Mak Chiu-wai, Hau-chun impressed again in the 250 m double event, taking the race in 1 minute 28.06 seconds. The only rower to win four gold medals was St.Paul School's Cheng Wing-lin. She had convincing wins in the long distance singles, in a time of 15 minutes 8.87 seconds and the doubles, clocking 14 minutes 45 seconds with teammate Cheung Wing I.