The girls, accompanied by Hong Kong's soccer and basketball teams, were among the first competitors to arrive in Baotou after an exhausting day's travel. "We spent hours waiting for a transit flight at Beijing airport and got to our hotel at midnight," says Koo Yung-yung, a Form Four student at STFA Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School. "But we've had a good rest and are full of energy for our match with Beijing."
Teammate Law Ho-fung, a fourth former at Pui Ying Secondary School, says coping with the heat is tough. "Even the gym at our training venue is very warm, but it's a good chance to get used to conditions."