Outstanding Junior Athlete Awards 2020 - Four Young Athletes Recognised in the 1st Quarter
Cheng Sin-yan (Badminton) (Photo: Hong Kong Badminton Association) Read More
Ko Shing-hei (Badminton) Read More
Wong Chak-lam (Tennis) (Photo: Hong Kong Tennis Association) Read More
Wong Hong-yi (TennisTennis) (Photo: Hong Kong Tennis Association) Read More
Organised by the HKSI, sponsored by the Sports for Hope Foundation and supported by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and the Hong Kong Sports Press Association (HKSPA), the Outstanding Junior Athletes Awards (OJAA) 1st quarter winners were unveiled today.
Four Emerging Badminton and Tennis Stars Won Their OJAA Title
A total of four junior athletes from two sports were crowned OJAA title in this quarter for their excellent achievement. The recipients are Cheng Sin-yan and Ko Shing-hei (Badminton); and Wong Chak-lam and Wong Hong-yi (Tennis).
Badminton athletes Cheng Sin-yan and Ko Shing-hei delivered solid performance by winning a bronze medal in the Girl’s Singles U19 and Mixed Doubles U19 respectively at the German Junior International Grand Prix 2020. Ko Shing-hei, who had just completed his Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, said he would commit full-time training soon to exercise his full sporting potential. His target is to get a medal at the 2021 World Junior Championships. Cheng echoed Ko’s view and is eyeing to reach the quarter-final at the World Junior Championships. Being awarded OJAA for two consecutive quarters brought her great encouragement. “The good results attained at the international competitions are an impetus to keep up my spirit for training and they also help boost my confidence in future competitions. During preparation, I would strengthen my physical fitness.” she said.
Tennis athlete Wong Chak-lam is honoured with the OJAA title for the second time by winning his first Grade 1 champion in the Boy’s Singles after beating a couple of seeded players at the ITF J1 Nonthaburi in Thailand. Wong plans to have a celebration dinner with his family and treats himself with a gift, encouraging himself to keep up the efforts. His counterpart Wong Hong-yi secured her fifth OJAA title by attaining the 5th place in the Girl’s Singles at the Australian Open Junior Championships. She is extremely pleased to receive the award and thanked the organisers for recognising her effort. Stepping into the senior level of competitions soon, she hopes she can deliver the same good results and looks forward to competing at the grand-prix in the future.
Organised by the HKSI, sponsored by the Sports for Hope Foundation, with support from the SF&OC and the HKSPA, the OJAA recognises the achievements of outstanding local junior athletes under the age of 19 on a quarterly basis. Each recipient is presented with a cash prize of HK$2,500, a sports voucher worth HK$2,500 and a certificate. For teams, they will receive a cash award of HK$10,000, a sport voucher worth HK$10,000 and certificates.
Being the Government’s designated organisation to provide the high performance training system for eligible sports, the HKSI is committed to providing an environment in which sports talent can be identified, nurtured, and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena and to inspire potential athletes to pursue a full-time sports career.
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