Which Olympic sport would you triumph in?

Which Olympic sport would you triumph in?

We asked our readers what sport they would play if they were competing in the Olympics, and here are some of our favourite answers!

Household chores or training?

I would choose curling because I could practise while my mum is mopping the floor. Also, it’s one of the least physically demanding sports out there!

Alice Chung, 16, Lung Kong WFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School

Pedalling to glory

Cycling. It’s such an exciting sport! I particularly enjoy how fast you can go. I would definitely try my best and strive for Hong Kong glory. Racing cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze is my role model. I would like to learn from her and have the opportunity to feel what she experienced during the Olympics.

Yuki Wu, 16, Munsang College

An exhilarating ride

Skeleton. No, I don’t mean the bones. The skeleton is a Winter Olympics sport. It’s like a playground slide but on ice. You go head first on a sled, hitting 130km/h with only a helmet to protect you. Pretty extreme, amirite?

Sam Au-Yeung, 17, Lung Kong WFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School

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Masking my mistakes

Fencing. The mask means the audience wouldn’t recognise me if I made any mistakes during the competition!

Lam Shan, 17, Munsang College

Gliding through life

Figure skating. Every time I see someone skate, I am amazed by how graceful they are on the ice. It’s so inspiring!

Thalia Chan, 9, Discovery Bay International School

Spring in my step

Trampolining. It’s so elegant. I can perform a range of acrobatic moves while bouncing up and down, such as turning somersaults and leaping high into the air like a bird. I also wouldn’t be too nervous because the performance at the competition doesn’t normally last too long.

Leung Fei, 16, Lung Kong WFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School

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Elegant movements

Aerobics, because the actions are beautiful and you can amaze others with your elegance.

Circle Li, 15, Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College

Rally the troops

Table tennis. I play very few sports, but I’m best at table tennis. At least, I’m better at it than other sports ...

Gigi Chan, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Figuring out the balance

Figure skating, because it’s a beautiful sport that requires both technical skills and artistic presentation. Also, I want to meet my idol, Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu.

Iu Nok Tung, 16, Munsang College

Kick-about with a legend

I would choose football because my friends and I play almost every weekend. I’d play on behalf of Hong Kong and I’d hopefully get to compete against my favourite player: Lionel Messi. It would be amazing if this dream came true.

Li Cheuk-lun, 17, Lung Kong WFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School

For next week’s Top 10, tell us: If you could have a phone call from anyone (dead or alive), who would it be with and what would you talk about? Send your answers to reporters.club@scmp.com, along with your name, age and school, and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

Edited by Andrew McNicol

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Dreams of Olympic gold


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Yat Pan Leung


Undoubtedly,I would choose basketball because I can grab an opportunity to meet my favourite athletes face to face,such as Lebron James and Russell Westbrook.After the competition,I can have a deeper understanding in their daily life and basketball careers through conversation.It also broadens my
horizon and allows me to learn a lesson from their advice.

Leung Yat Pan, 17, Lung Kong WFSL Lau Wong Fat Secondary School