“Watching athletes smashing and chasing the shuttlecock, trying their best to save the shuttle, has profoundly fascinated the 8-year-old boy who was watching the London Olympic Games 2012 badminton men singles final. Since then, I started to learn badminton. At the age of 14, I won numerous prizes and eventually become one of the Hong Kong junior team members.
Having my dream come true is blissful at first, but after a few months of training, I started to think about being a qualified sportsman is not as easy as I expected. Being a Hong Kong badminton junior team player, I have to practice extremely hard to maintain my competitiveness with other countries’ athletes to enable me to participate in different international competitions. The training programmes are often exhausting and boring, yet I always reminded myself to keep striving no matter what difficulties I faced, because I have chosen my own path to become an athlete and I have to try my best to strive for excellence. Not only does playing badminton become my passion, but also one of my responsibilities. To maintain a good balance between sports and study, I have to develop a good time table to utilise my time effectively. In this regards,, I could to handle my academic study as well after a day of toil, These unique experiences train up my time-management skill, endurance and perseverance, which are precious values that can benefit my whole life.
Winning the champion of All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Badminton Tournament definitely means a lot to me – feeling all my hard work leading to success. It also motivates me to keep going and never give up. Find your own passion, work on it with dedication and trust the process, eventually you will get what you want!”