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10 athletes awarded Panasonic Sports Scholarship for preparing 2018 Asian Games

03.04.2017

The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (Federation) and the Shun Hing Group (Shun Hing) today jointly announced the 10 awardees of the Panasonic Sports Scholarship Programme for 2018 Asian Games.

Since 2012, Shun Hing has generously supported in giving financial support to athletes of individual sports to compete in the multi-sport Games including London 2012 Olympic Games, Incheon 2014 Asian Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  This year Shun Hing continues to support the potential athletes striving for the coming 2018 Asian Games. The Scholarship has been awarded to the following 10 athletes nominated by their respective National Sports Associations (NSAs):

1)     CHAN Kin Lok of Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association

2)     SZE Hang Yu of Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association

3)     NG Ka Long of Hong Kong Badminton Association Limited

4)     CHEUNG Ka Long of Hong Kong Fencing Association

5)     KONG Man Wai, Vivian of Hong Kong Fencing Association

6)     SHEK Wai Hung of The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China

7)     LEE Ka Man of Hong Kong, China Rowing Association

8)     DOO Hoi Kem of Hong Kong Table Tennis Association

9)     ZHANG Ling of Hong Kong Tennis Association

10)  CHOI Yan Yin of Hong Kong Triathlon Association

Under this Scholarship, Shun Hing shall grant a grand total of HK$1,620,000, with each of the 10 awardees a total subsidy of HK$162,000 within 18 months falling within the period from 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2018.  The Scholarship will assist athletes to better prepare and strive for the best results in the qualifying competition and possibly in the 2018 Asian Games by providing financial support towards specialized coaching service, the cost of their local/ overseas training, medical and scientific assistance and other items that will assist the athletes.

Among the 10 awardees, 4 of them, namely, SHEK Wai Hung, KONG Man Wai, SZE Hang Yu and ZHANG Ling, are previously the scholarship recipients of Panasonic Scholarship Programme who have been once again awarded to receive this Scholarship. Many of the awardees participated in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and achieved good performance. 

Once again, the Federation would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Shun Hing Group for their generous contribution over the years towards Hong Kong sports development.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

3 April 2017