School: Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Grade: Form Five
Achievements Timmy, 16, is a member of the Hong Kong triathlon team. He won the gold medal in the male elite junior category at the Singapore ITU Triathlon Premium Asian Cup last year.
He was also the runner-up in the junior boys' team event at the ITU Triathlon Asian Cup this year.
He won the A.S. Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
How he qualified 'In Asia, the top five teams in the Youth Olympic Games [YOG] qualifying event are each allowed to send one athlete to the Games. Hong Kong came sixth in the boys' competition and was not offered a quota in the first round of qualification,' says Timmy.
'Later, our team was offered a place. My year of birth fits the requirement and I was lucky to be selected to participate in the YOG.'
Soundbite 'It was not until the beginning of July that I was informed I would be going to the YOG,' says Timmy.
'As I only have around one month to prepare for the Games, I have more gym sessions now to improve my form.
'Most of my teammates will attend a training camp in Malaysia next month. The day before the YOG triathlon competition, they will take a ferry to Singapore. They will cheer for me and the other triathlete from Hong Kong, Vincci Hui Wai-sum.'
From his coach 'Timmy didn't stop training during the HKCEE this year and he has become a full-time athlete since June,' says Wan Shu-wah, coach of the Hong Kong team.
'He lives at the Hong Kong Sports Institute now, which makes his training schedule more flexible.
'His strength is swimming, and needs to get better in running. He will be competing on the second day of the YOG. We will all cheer for him and give him tips and information at different locations of the venue.'
Insight for the Games 'It's such a rush to do all the preparations within a very short period. But I am sure it will be an invaluable experience to compete in this large-scale, multi-sports event,' Timmy says.
Kevin Kung will be reporting all the YOG action from Singapore for Young Post