Champion So Wa-wai takes 200m and 100m titles at world cup in England Hong Kong's world record sprinter So Wa-wai clinched two gold medals at the Paralympic World Cup 2008 in England - a warm-up event for the Beijing Paralympic Games. The world cup, which was held in Manchester from May 7 to 11, was an invitational event which gathered many world-class sprinters around the world. The cup was not only a warm-up but a test for the Beijing Paralympics in September. So, who has cerebral palsy, has not stopped training since returning with two gold medals and two world records from the Japan Paralympic Athletic Championships in Osaka last year. He has gone through a more intensive training schedule working hard for this year's Paralympic Games. In Manchester, So clocked 25.53 seconds in the 200 metres sprint final to beat Briton Graeme Ballard and clinch the gold. The result was just 0.78 seconds slower than his personal best of 24.75 seconds. In the 100m final, Ballard again lost to So, who finished in 12.51 seconds to take the gold. His 100m record is 12.15 seconds. Head coach Poon Kin-lui said: 'The schedule was very tight this time. So Wa-wai had to run both the 100m and 200m events on the same day. It was harsh for So as he was tired after the long travelling time to England to take part in the competition. In addition, the competition was held under leeward wind conditions. I'm satisfied with his performance.' Poon said So would continue training and make the most of every spare moment to prepare well for Paralympics. So has won five gold medals at three Paralympic Games since Atlanta in 1996. Since becoming a full-time athlete in August last year, he trains five days a week and is one of the hottest Paralympic medal hopes for Hong Kong this year.