PolyU held the Asian Universities Water Polo Invitational Tournament
PolyU organised the first Asian Universities Water Polo Invitational Tournament in July, sponsored by the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund. Six participating teams from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, and South Korea competed for the championship in the four-day competition held at PolyU’s Michael Clinton Swimming Pool. After fierce rounds of competition, the PolyU water polo team secured the 1st runner-up position.
The six teams played a preliminary round-robin in two groups on the first three days. The last day was the Gold Medal Match between the top team of each group, PolyU and Korea National Sport University. The public attended the Gold Medal Match which was featured live through PolyU’s video channel. The competition was friendly but fierce in the summer heat. Korea National Sport University eventually won the championship, and PolyU the second place. The other four participating teams were The Chinese University of Hong Kong, South China Agricultural University from China, Juntendo University, and Niigata Sangyo University from Japan.
Mr Ronald Po Yue-kai, coach of PolyU’s water polo team, concluded that the team had learnt a valuable lesson. “The players know their physical limitations through the matches, and we will have more intense strength training in the future.”
Professor Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) of PolyU, expressed his gratitude to all parties for their staunch support, “It is our privilege to host the tournament, which provides a wonderful opportunity to foster the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship among our young people.”
The opening ceremony was officiated by Dr Lam Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU, Professor Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) of PolyU, and Mr Justin Mong of the Shun Hing Group and the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund.
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