The quarterly Zespri Outstanding Junior Athlete Awards, organised by the Hong Kong Sports Institute, has been given to a record number of 16 athletes this quarter. The prize presentation was held last week. Junior athletes have shown excellent performance in this quarter. The 16 award recipients were budding athletes in eight different sports. Squash took the lead, with four players winning awards. The four - Ho Ka-po , Lee Ka-man, Liu Tsz-ling and Tong Tsz-wing - earned the awards by winning a team silver medal at the World Junior Squash Championships 2009, held in India. Tsz-ling, 17, has won the title twice before. 'Although this is not the first award for me, I'm still very happy our efforts have been recognised,' she said. Cyclists Cheung King-lok and Choi Ki-ho are training full- time on the mainland. They were recognised for their outstanding performances. 'This is more than recognition - it gives me a chance to come back to see my parents,' said 18-year-old King-lok. Table tennis players Chiu Chung-hei and Ng Wing-nam were recognised for their contribution at the 15th Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships, held in India in July. Chung-hei won a bronze medal in the cadet boys' singles, while Wing-nam won a silver medal in junior girls' team event. They also did well at the 2009 ITTF Junior Circuit - 1st Hong Kong Junior Open held in August. Chung-hei won a junior boys' doubles silver medal and Wing-nam won a bronze medal in the junior girls' singles event. The other award recipients were Lee Chun-hei and Ng Ka-long (badminton), Fong Yi-tak and Low Ho-tin (fencing), Chan Hei-man and Lo Sin-lam (windsurfing), Ho Nim-ching (taekwondo, Hong Kong Sport Association of the Deaf) and Kwok Chun-hoi (boccia, Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled). Each winner received a cash prize of HK$2,500, a voucher worth HK$2,500 and a certificate.