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


羅浩天(右)及陳智軒(右二)代表香港在亞洲劍擊錦標賽2017取得男子團體銅牌。

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


浩天學懂在比賽過程中調節心態

Date: 30 Jun 2017 (Friday)

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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。
 
浩天表示,雖然今次並非香港隊首次取得銅牌,但他對成績感到滿意。他說,過去一年香港隊的世界賽成績稍遜,因此今次比賽無法在種籽排名中取得優勢,過程中能夠成功力壓不少強勁對手,成績算是理想。
 
比賽在亞洲博覽館舉行,首次在香港主場比賽的浩天坦言,曾經感到很大壓力,但聽到觀眾大叫自己的名字或香港隊加油等,倍感親切及振奮,並將壓力化成動力,終可取得佳績。他又指,今次經驗難能可貴,讓他學懂調節比賽心態,希望未來可以有更多機會在香港作賽,並藉此推廣體育運動。