GOOD time management and a solid foundation in athletics helped Form Five students Tam Yiu-wing and Chan Wing-shan win the Grade A boys and girls' titles respectively at Lau Wong Fat Secondary School's recent athletic meet. Yiu-wing struck gold in the 400 metres and 1,500 m and a silver in 4 x 100 m relay. The talented sportsman won a bronze in the 800 m at last year's inter-school athletic meet. Yiu-wing said he expected to win the championship even though he had to prepare for the HKCEE. 'Since I started my athletic training in Primary Four, I have had a very solid background in sports,' he said. 'Although, I do not have so much time to train now because of the HKCEE, I am still able to train two to three hours a day about thrice a week,' he told Young Post. He said the secret of his good performance was a balanced diet and adequate training. 'To have three meals a day and not to be too picky about food is very important to me. 'Also, good performance depends very much on whether you have practised hard enough.' Yiu-wing said his favourite event in athletics was the distance races, which had won him a number of trophies in past competitions. 'The event also helped boost my determination and patience, which I can apply in my studies too,' Yiu-wing added. 'I never give up easily on something, be it study or sports.' Yiu-wing, who is also a member of both the school football team and the Hong Kong Youth Football League, admitted his parents sometimes complained about his spending too much time on sports. 'Eventually we reach an understanding. If I can win a trophy, I can go on. If not, I will have to give up.' Girls' Grade A champion Wing-shan said her favourite events were the sprints. She grabbed three golds in 100 m, 200 m and long jump and a silver in 4 x 100 m relay. She also set new records in 100 m and 200 m. Wing-shan said the HKCEE had prevented her from devoting more time to training, but her solid foundation had enabled her to win the championship. She told Young Post that sports had enriched her life in many ways. 'Participation in sports allows me to have a healthy body and boosts my determination. This helps me during my exams too,' said the 18-year-old.