HKBU Taekwondo team performs excellently in the intercollegiate competition


浸大跆拳道團隊在大專賽表現出色

Date: 10 Mar 2017 (Friday)

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HKBU athletes sweep awards in intercollegiate Taekwondo competition

浸大運動員勇奪跆拳道大專賽多個獎項

HKBU Taekwondo team performed excellently in the intercollegiate competition. Physical Education and Recreation Management Year 4 student Tin Wing-tai grabbed the championship title in the men’s feather weight while Sport and Recreation Leadership Year 4 student Lui Yee-ting took the top title in the women’s welter weight. 
 
The Taekwondo team also won the second runner-up prize in both the overall and women’s team categories, and associate degree students Tang Yuen-yee, Fan Wai-sin and Loo Yat-sin won the second runner-up prizes respectively at the levels they took part in.
 
As captain of the Hong Kong Taekwondo team, Wing-tai always participates in various international events but is still keen to take part in local intercollegiate competitions. He was named one of the top five university athletes last year. He tries his best to take part in all training sessions of HKBU and the Hong Kong team as well as entering different competitions to further strengthen his playing skills, and more importantly to promote Taekwondo and encourage more youngsters to join the sport.
 
Yee-ting, a representative of the Hong Kong Taekwondo team, was excited about winning the championship title in her final year of the undergraduate programme. She said the HKBU team is cohesive and the support from the coach and teammates is her key to winning, and it makes intercollegiate competitions an enjoyable experience. Some HKBU athletes felt challenged when they had to adapt to this year’s new competition rules or gear but Yee-ting encouraged them to keep on training, and reassured them that they will again attain success.
 

浸大健兒在大專跆拳道賽表現優秀,體育及康樂管理四年級田永泰取得羽量級冠軍、康樂領袖學四年級呂綺庭則得沉量級冠軍,而跆拳道隊亦取得團體總季軍及女子團體季軍。副學士學生鄧婉儀、樊煒善及盧逸倩亦分別在其所屬級別取得季軍。
 
身兼香港跆拳道代表隊隊長,田永泰經常外出參加國際賽,但他一直積極參與大專賽事,去年更打入大專最佳男運動員五強。他表示,盡量配合浸大及香港隊的訓練,並透過參加各項比賽,提升個人技巧水平,更重要的是推廣跆拳道,鼓勵更多年青人參與。
 
同樣是香港代表隊成員的呂綺庭說,在畢業年取得冠軍實在喜出望外。她表示,浸大運動團隊十分團結,教練及隊友的支持及鼓勵,是她取勝的關鍵,亦令她喜歡參與大專賽。她寄語今年首次參賽的隊員,雖然新的賽制或配備帶來有不少挑戰,但只要繼續努力,定可取得理想成績。