Students from 22 secondary schools competed in the Inter-school Swimming Competition Final at the Kowloon Park Swimming Pool today. The students came from schools across the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon districts, including Diocesan Boys’ School, Diocesan Girls’ School, Heep Yunn School, La Salle College, and St Joseph's College.
DBS’s Cheuk Ming-ho, who holds the Hong Kong record in Men’s 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle, set a new record in Grade A Boys’ 200m Freestyle with a finishing time of 1:50.30.
“I’m feeling tired and excited now. I tried my best and broke my personal best of 1:50.95. However, I really want to break the Hong Kong record, 1:49.50, as well,” Ming-ho told Young Post.
Meanwhile, Tinky Ho Nam-wai of DGS broke the Grade A Girls’ 200m Freestyle record with a finishing time of 2:03.56, which is 1.68 seconds faster than the old record she set two years ago. However, in the Girls’ 200m Individual Medley, the 16-year-old Youth Olympics swimmer lost to Wong Ching-lam from Heep Yunn School, who won with a time of 2:20.38.
“The result [of the individual medley] was as expected, since I haven’t participated in this event for two years," Tinky said. "Also, I’m quite worn out from the Youth Olympic Games last week. My training was affected by the jet lag, too.” Tinky added that she hopes to win the relay in the afternoon and be able to share the happiness with her team.
In the Boys’ overall category, DBS was leading with a total of 276.5 points by the end of the morning's races, followed by St Joseph’s College with 208.5 points, and then La Salle College with 203.5 points.
Meanwhile, DGS tops the Girls’ overall category with 295 points, Heep Yunn School is in second place with 251 points, and is followed by Good Hope School in third place with 124 points.