Ng Kiu-chung has two new elements named after him by International Gymnastics Body FIG


Illustrations of new elements from NG Kiu Chung (HKG) (above) and NG Kiu Chung 2 (HKG) (below)

fig-gymnastics.com圖示的新吊環動作:「吳翹充 – 經背水平直臂拉上成銳角十字懸垂」(上) 及「吳翹充2 – 前翻直臂壓上成水平支撐」(下)

Date: 11 Mar 2015 (Wednesday)


Ng Kiu-chung goes down in history with new elements of Still Rings named after him

浸大健兒名留青史 創新吊環動作以吳翹充命名

Hong Kong gymnastics representative Ng Kiu-chung (Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 3) who is hailed as the “Prince of Still Rings” not only captured several medals at international competitions but has also successfully developed two new elements for Still Rings. The FIG Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee recently announced that the two new elements submitted by Kiu-chung have been accepted for evaluation at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China, and have been awarded the names NG Kiu Chung (HKG) and NG Kiu Ching 2 (HKG) respectively.

Kiu-chung felt happy that the new elements he developed for Still Rings were named after him as his name would go down in the history of gymnastics. Kiu-chung, who started to learn gymnastics at the age of four, has always had the vision of developing his own elements apart from winning medals. When there was no competition, he practised and tried to develop new elements. He then consulted his coach and the Hong Kong referee to see if the elements he developed stood a chance of being included in the Code of Points before practising them for competitions.
Kiu-chung said: “I spent a year to develop and practise “NG Kiu Chung (HKG)” - from or through hanging scale rearways, with straight arms pull to V Cross (2 sec.), also Nakayama to V Cross (2 secs.). With the value count from A (the lowest) to F (the highest), this new element was given an E value (Element Group IV). It requires both balance control and strength of the abdomen muscles to complete.”

“I accidentally discovered NG Kiu Chung 2 (HKG) - slow roll forward stretched with straight arms through Cross and press to Planche without first going to support (2 sec.). This element was given a D value (Element Group IV). It requires the strength of both the front and the back muscles to complete. I practised for three to four months before performing at a competition.”

In March 2014, Kiu-chung performed “NG Kiu Chung (HKG)” at the World Challenge Cup Doha. At the Asian Games Incheon held in September 2014 he performed “NG Kiu Chung 2 (HKG)”. After successfully performing the two new elements at the 45th Artistic Gymnastic World Championships in Nanning last October, the elements were named after him.

Meanwhile, Kiu-chung is waiting for approval from the Committee to compete in the Universiade Gwangju 2015 in Korea this July and is preparing for the World Championships in October.

有「吊環王子」美譽的香港體操代表吳翹充 (體育及康樂管理三年級),在其體操生涯中,不僅贏過多個國際獎項,更成功創出兩個新吊環動作。世界體操聯合會最近宣佈,翹充提呈的兩個新吊環動作,獲接納於南寧舉行的第45屆世界錦標賽上作評審,最後獲得通過命名為「吳翹充 – 經背水平直臂拉上成銳角十字懸垂」及「吳翹充2 – 前翻直臂壓上成水平支撐」。