Joey wins a silver medal in the squash World Games, the first medal taken by a Hong Kong player.


浩鈴取得世界運動會銀牌,為香港取得歷史性的第一面世運會壁球奬牌。

Joey (left) maintains her calm as she beats her idol during the competition  


浩鈴(左)保持冷靜,成功擊敗自己的偶像球手

Date: 03 Aug 2017 (Thursday)

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Physical Education student makes Hong Kong squash history

體育學生締造香港壁球歷史

Joey Chan (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 1) won a silver medal in the squash World Games in Poland, the historic first medal ever won by a Hong Kong squash player.    

Joey took part in the Games with the simple goal of becoming one of the top four players. In the end she not only achieved a historic result but also beat Malaysian champion Nicol David, who was bidding for her fourth World Games title. Joey was surprised and excited at beating Nicol, who is not only a top world player but also Joey’s idol. She never dreamed of beating Nicol, which she did to reach the final. She lost to France’s Camille Serme, the world’s number three player, and won the silver medal. 
 
Joey said she has played Nicol twice this year and performed better each time. At first she lost all sets but then managed to win one or two. She realised that the skills gap between them narrowed as she became familiar with Nicol’s style and tactics. She also took focused training which improved her performance a great deal. During the World Games she managed to stay calm and just focused on reaching each of her goals regardless of how many points she gained or lost. The outcome of all her hard work and training was the excellent result.   
 
Since the World Games is always followed by an off season for competition, Joey will attend to her training and also her studies, including course registration. She was particularly grateful for the support she received from the Department of Physical Education which enabled her to strike a good balance between training, competition and study.

陳浩鈴(體育及康樂管理一年級)在波蘭舉行的世界運動會(世運會)勇奪銀牌,為香港壁球運動員取得的歷史性第一面世運會奬牌。

今次比賽,浩鈴一直只以打入四強為目標;最後不但能夠取得歷史性佳績,更擊敗馬來西亞冠軍球手、爭取第四度蟬聯世運會冠軍的妮高。浩鈴感到興奮及意外,並坦言:「妮高不單是首屈一指的球手,也是自己的偶像,我從來沒想過可以擊敗她闖入決賽。」浩鈴因體力不足,在決賽未能取勝於法國球手、世界排名第三的 Camille Serme,但對成績已感到十分滿意。

浩鈴表示,今年曾與妮高兩度交手,自己的表現越來越理想,由以往三局全負,到能夠取下一、兩局,她意識雙方實力已拉近,亦掌握對方打法。她進行了針對性訓練,積極提升水平;比賽時,又盡量保持冷靜,不計較分數、專心地應付每一球,終於讓她取得傑出成績。

世運會後,正值比賽淡季,浩鈴會專注訓練及作學業安排,例如選課等。她特別感謝體育學系過去一年的支持,讓她可以在比賽、訓練及學業各方面保持好成績。