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Sixteen Athletes Admitted to Universities with Overall Satisfactory Results

08 July 2005

(from left) Chiu Shung-hei, Hui Wai-ho, Siu Ching-man, Cheng Yuen-yee, Yu Chui-yee, So Tsz-lui, Wan Lap-tsun and Chan Ka-fu. Read More

(from left) Chan Ka-fu, Hui Wai-ho, Siu Ching-man, Cheng Yuen-yee, Yu Chui-yee, So Tsz-lui, Wan Lap-tsun and Chiu Shung-hei. Read More

Sixteen athletes have been offered university places this year under the Sport Scholarship Scheme set up by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and various local academic institutions. Of them, ten athletes have been accepted through JUPAS while six are non-JUPAS candidates.

A total of twelve HKSI Scholarship Athletes sat for this year’s Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), with an encouraging 100% pass rate in Chinese and English. Meanwhile, the overall pass rate is 83.3%, representing a remarkable increase compared to 62% the previous year.

Among them, four athletes have got the best results including Yu Chui-yee (wheelchair fencing), Cheng Yuen-yee (windsurfing), Wan Lap-tsun (athletics) and Hui Wai-ho (badminton).

Wheelchair fencer Yu, who bagged a total of four gold medals in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, has achieved 3C, 1D and 1E in the HKALE. Windsurfer Cheng, who ranked fourth in the 2004 Asian Windsurfing Championships, has also got 1C and 4D. Promising runner Wan, ranked seventh in the 4x400 meters relay at the 2004 Asian Junior Athletics Championships, has obtained 3C and 1D. Shuttler Hui, placed ninth in the team event at the 2004 World Junior Badminton Championships, has also got 1B, 1C, 2D and 1E.

In overall, eight athletes have been accepted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University while four will enter the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Three athletes have been admitted to the University of Hong Kong while one will go to the City University of Hong Kong.

Amy Chan, Athlete Affairs Manager of the HKSI, appraised the effort of the juniors, saying, “Athletes have to pay extra effort in order to achieve good results in examination. They only have limited time to study and most were done after long hours of intensive training. In fact, they are the role models of local juniors. I do hope the HKSAR Government, local universities and tertiary institutions, as well as all related organisations will continue to support our athletes, offering more chances to local athletes in the quest of their sporting and academic excellence.”