Low Ho-tin (right) and Cyrus Chang (second from right) represent Hong Kong to gain the bronze medal in the Asian Fencing Championships 2017.      


Ho-tin learns how to adjust his attitude while playing in the competition


Date: 30 Jun 2017 (Friday)


Physical Education students win bronze medal in Asian fencing competition

體育學生勇奪2017 亞洲劍擊錦標賽銅牌

Low Ho-tin and Cyrus Chang, year 2 students of Physical Education and Recreation Management, gained the bronze medal representing Hong Kong in the Asian Fencing Championships 2017 held at Asia Expo. 
This was not the first time that a Hong Kong team has won a bronze medal in fencing but Ho-tin said he was satisfied with the result as the competition was full of challenges. He said the performance of the Hong Kong team was not good enough last year to enable the team to gain an advantage in the seeding this year. They had to compete and beat a number of strong players to enter the semi-final and win the bronze medal. 
This was the first time that Ho-tin had competed in his home town, which added to the pressure on him. However, when he heard participants shouting his name or “Hong Kong add oil” in Cantonese, his mood changed. He felt uplifted and the pressure became a source of encouragement, motivating him to play even harder. Ho-tin said it was a valuable experience for him as he learned how to adjust his attitude while playing during competition. He hopes to take part in more competitions in Hong Kong so he can have more opportunities to promote sports here. 

體育及康樂管理二年級羅浩天及陳智軒早前代表香港參加2017 亞洲劍擊錦標賽,勇奪男子團體銅牌。