陳浩源(左)在愛爾蘭殘疾人士羽毛球比賽中取得多個獎項


Daniel Chan (left) sweeps prizes in the Irish Para-Badminton Open

Daniel pushes himself hard during the competition


陳浩源在比賽中發揮應有水平

Date: 12 Jul 2017 (Wednesday)

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Physical Education student shines in Irish Para Badminton Open 2017

體育系學生揚威愛爾蘭殘疾羽毛球比賽

Daniel Chan (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 1) clinched silver medals in the men’s singles and doubles events and a bronze in the mixed doubles in the wheelchair category of the Irish Para-Badminton Open 2017.

Daniel had a long journey to Europe and he had to overcome jetlag, but he was not under much pressure in the tournament as the skill levels of badminton players in Asia are widely recognised as the world’s highest. However, he had problems with his wheelchair’s seat belt, which broke three times. This not only used up all his spare belts but also adversely affected his confidence and performance.
 
Daniel will go on to Japan and the USA in the coming months to compete in international tournaments, so he will be adjusting his study schedule to fit in with his sporting commitments. He said “I managed to strike a good balance between life as an athlete and a student last year, which I attribute to the trust and help given to me by the Department of Physical Education and my teachers. As I did not need to worry about administrative procedures, my performances in both sports and studies were better than expected. I am confident I can continue to perform well in the coming years.”
 

體育及康樂管理一年級陳浩源早前於2017愛爾蘭殘疾人士羽毛球公開賽中,在男子輪椅組雙打及單打勇奪兩面銀牌,又在混雙取得銅牌。
 
雖然遠赴歐洲比賽,浩源坦言壓力不算大,因為亞洲羽毛球水平全球首屈一指,只須盡力克服時差。不過,比賽過程中,他的輪椅安全帶先後三次斷裂,連儲備都用盡,即使已盡量控制情緒,但始終影響了臨場發揮。
 
浩源下半年將會到日本、美國等地參加多項大型比賽,因此新學年學業需要作靈活安排,他說:「過去一年,我要兼顧運動員及學生生活,幸好得到體育學系及老師的信任及幫助,讓我安心,運動及學業成績都較預期理想。展望未來,我有信心可以維持好成績。」