Last weekend’s rowing championship kicked off with a bang as Lam Tsz-chung from Caritas Yuen Long Chan Chun Ha Secondary School (CYS) claimed top spot in the junior boys’ individual 1,000 metres (under 12s) category. Lam-tsz clocked an impressive four minutes, seven seconds, followed by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Seb Drew and Stephan Hall.
The junior girls’ individual 1,000m (U12) was a much tighter race. Cheng Pui-nga, also from CYS, reached the finish line just three seconds ahead of her second-placed rival.
Nam Wong won the junior boys’ 1,000m (U14) in an emphatic three min, 19 sec, well ahead of his rivals.
Meanwhile, Do Mei-yuk of CMA Secondary School (CMA) claimed a close victory in the junior girls’ 1,000m, beating Woo Hoi-kiu of PLK Wu Chung College by a mere 0.2 seconds.
Yip Chun-kit of Lam Tai Fai College finished the boys’ individual 2,000m (U16) with a comfortable 10-second lead, leaving CMA’s Dickson Lam in second place.
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HKTA Yuen Long Institute No 3 Secondary School’s (HKTA) Tsai Ching-yi won the U16 girls’ 2,000m comfortably, 20 seconds ahead of her closest rival.
In the boys’ U18 category, HKTA’s Chan Chi-fung clinched top spot, followed by Lam Tai Fai College’s Lam San-tung and Chau Yee-ping.
There was a nail-biting finish in the girls’ U18 race between Lok Tsui Rowing Club’s Eva Tsoi Siu-ching and Mak Cheuk-ying. Tsoi’s victory ended an entertaining set of races.
In the team events, Lam Tai Fai College took gold in the boys’ secondary school team relay, while Pok Oi Hospital 80th Anniversary Tang Ying Hei College won the girls’ category.
The 2017 Hong Kong Indoor Rowing Championship and Charity Rowathon was held at the Kowloon Park Sports Centre and was organised by the Hong Kong China Rowing Association.
The event raised at least HK$41,900 for the SAHK, an organisation that promotes sport and rehabilitation services for children.