Macau Notes Meanwhile, in the other SAR ... It's fast, furious and supporters hope it will soon become an Olympic sport. The seventh Asian Wushu Championships were held in Macau last week with more than 400 competitors from 20 countries taking part in the four-day event. Despite being recognised by the International Olympic Committee, wushu is not an Olympic sport. Supporters have been trying to get it included in the Olympics for many years and won a small victory when the Beijing Olympics Organising Committee agreed to hold an international wushu competition in August this year. Many of the competitors in Macau last week will participate in the Beijing event. Organisers described the level of competition as 'extremely high' and said it was an 'impressive turnout'. Raymond Chow, 16, has been training in a variety of martial arts for more than 10 years. Raymond and a large group of his school friends from Macau went to the Tap Seac Multi-sports Pavilion to watch the competition last week. 'It's pretty amazing what some of these people can do, even the women are scary to watch,' he said. 'It's fierce and you can see the amount of training that has gone into it. Wushu should be in the Olympics. It's very popular and so many people are doing it now. I don't really understand why it hasn't been accepted.' Macau is recognised as a force in wushu, having won three gold, five silver and four bronze medals to place second at the world championships held in Beijing last year. There were 15 athletes from Macau competing at last week's event. More than five million patacas were spent to host the event which was organised by Macau's Sports Development Board in conjunction with the Wushu General Association of Macau. The tournament began on Tuesday and finished on Friday.