Good Hope School’s Leung Yee-ting, 18, was one of the fastest runners at last Friday’s Division One Inter-school Athletics competition (Kowloon and Hong Kong Island). She won gold while setting a new record in the A-grade girls’ 100m race.
Yee-ting said she trained hard for this event. She ran for several hours every week, but her top priority was to build up her strength and determination before the competition.
“I chose to train in Huizhou province in January and February. Huizhou’s cold weather and thin air helped me to strengthen my stamina, which is essential for a sprinter,” she said.
Yee-ting said she is preparing for the Evening Athletics Trial 2016 at Wan Chai Sports Groud on March 11, where she will take part in the 100m.
Who is your favourite athlete?
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang (劉翔). He was the first Chinese to win an Olympic gold medal in a men’s track and field event. His achievement proved that Asian athletes could run very fast. He is my role model because he works hard to overcome difficulties. I hope I can run as fast as he does and break more records.
What music do you listen to when you train?
Maroon 5, because their upbeat songs help me run faster.
If you could have any superpower for 24 hours, what would you choose and how would you use your power?
The Time Machine in the Japanese manga series, Doraemon, because I would be able to perform better and avoid making mistakes.
What food would you never give up?
Imagine you’re a famous athlete. What company would you sign on as a spokesperson for and what product would you promote?
Nike. I would promote their sportswear which is comfortable and tailor-made for runners.