Posts Tagged ‘sport’
Hong Kong’s successful Paralympics athletes are widely lauded by the government and in the media for their inspiring achievements. But little is heard about sporting needs of ordinary disabled people. Here, they tell Varsity about the problems they face in finding venues to train and the hurdles they encounter with the lack of facilities that cater to their needs.
Kim Mok Kim-ming lost his sight as a teenager. But instead of letting his blindness hinder his life, Mok has become a trailblazer for the blind in the fields of information technology, social work and athletics. Next, he plans to take on the 100 kilometre hike, Trailwalker. Varsity catches up with the ‘Fearless Dragon’.
Attracted by routes that take them through city centres and past scenic sights, more and more Hong Kong runners are participating in overseas marathons.
The Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Programme was set up to help retired athletes further their studies and find jobs. But critics worry the criteria for eligibility are too stringent for most to benefit and only the medallists will qualify.
Cycling in Hong Kong is more than a hobby, it’s also a lifestyle choice. Varsity meets competitive child cycle racers and commuters who battle Hong Kong’s traffic-choked roads to cycle to work.
By Liz Yuen
Meet Yolly Leung Pui-shan, Hong Kong’s first female Thai Boxing coach who gave up the life of an office lady to become Hong Kong’s first female Thai Boxing coach.
By Joyce Lee