Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Outstanding Alumni

The 6th East Asian Game (EAG)– Karate Female Kumite -55kg Silver Medal

Here comes my first (but last) ever East Asian Game.

After training as a full time Elite Athlete for more than two years, I finally got the chance to attend the large scale Game like this. It is certainly not easy to get to this stage. I felt honored to be one of the representatives. Winning a silver medal is a big encouragement for me to pursuit my next goal.

Inevitably, athletes would experience different degrees of injuries. Last year I had experienced Grade II medial collateral ligament injury. At first when I returned back to normal trainings, I was so uncertain and stressful about my performance. I even lost confidence in myself. Unexpectedly, I overcame the psychological barriers and managed to achieve excellent results in Asian Championship. This year, I have lumbar disc herniation that cause me low back pain every day. And I have to prepare that my athlete life might end at any time when the situation gets worse. However, instead of being pessimistic, I am so determined to fulfill my dream. I know if I don’t do it now, I am not able to do it later on. Opportunity knocks but once. Seize or you never know when next is coming.

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” This sentence becomes my motto to drive myself to pursuit my goals.

At the end, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to SPE teachers for their care, guidance and support. Thank you for offering me the opportunity to study in university. Thank you for inspiring me to find my life direction. Thank you for making me to whom I am today.

第十一屆中國全運會香港李致和的成就,中大體育運動科學系的光榮

大家好!本人首先想藉此機會多謝SPE學系及教授對我一直的支持和鼓勵!

本人於十月十五日代表香港特區參加第十一屆全中國運動會的三項鐵人項目比賽。比賽當日陽光普照天氣十分好,自己在游泳部分發揮很好並以第四名完成,所以在單車項目中一直維持在最前列位置。但同一車中有五位來自同一隊的運動員,他們輪流在爬山路段突圍,消耗了我不少體力。在最後跑步的項目本是自己的強項,但當日他們的主力運動員因留有較多體力並發揮的比我好,所以最後自己僅以第三名衝過終點。

其實整個港隊已表現很不錯,因我們的首要目標是爭取獎牌,繼而再爭取較佳名次。在此全運會後,本人已完成2009年度的重要賽事。下一個大目標將會是2010年的廣州亞運會,希望能再次為香港爭取到獎牌。

謝謝

李致和
10-2009