Swim stars win ticket to Games

SCHOOLGIRLS Katie Lau King-ting and Robyn Lamsam celebrated their official selection for the Commonwealth Games by being the first to beat the Asian Games selection standards.

Although the swim stars failed to produce their personal best, both Katie and Robyn did well in their specialised events to be virtually assured of their tickets to Hiroshima in October.

Diocesan Girls' School student Katie clocked 1:02.53 for the 100 m butterfly.

That is equivalent to 96 points in the selection format set by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association.

Her effort easily beat the 94-point qualifying standard.

Katie also scored 92 points in both the 50 m and 100 m freeestyle, which put her into consideration for selection.

Freestyle specialist Robyn scored 94 points in the 100 m race with a time of 58.71.

Robyn, also a student at the Diocesan Girls' School, stopped schooling this term so she can devote full attention and energy to her preparation for the Commonwealth Games and the Asiad.