Cheung Ka-long encourages young people to pursue their dreams
Mr Cheung Ka-long, a gold medallist in the Men’s Foil Individual at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and PolyU honorary doctorate, inspired students during a visit to the PolyU campus in December 2022. He was the guest speaker of “Dialogue with Cheung Ka-long”, co-organised by PolyU and the Hong Kong Sports Institute.
Ka-long not only shared details about his athletic and personal life with the 300 staff, students and alumni who attended the event, but also his experience of how to maintain a positive attitude both when studying and in life generally. He also talked about the fun of taking part in sports, and his preparations for the Paris Olympics. During the event, eight lucky participants were chosen to receive instruction on basic fencing skills from Ka-long.
The event was officiated by Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU Council Chairman, Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President, and members of the PolyU management. Dr Lam said: “PolyU is committed to fostering a vibrant sports culture on campus, and I hope Ka-long can help the University’s sports development as he is now a member of the PolyU community. I believe his spirit, dedication and determination of would inspire PolyU students.”
In recognition of Ka-long’s outstanding achievements in sports, PolyU conferred an honorary doctorate degree upon him in 2022.
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