PolyU students and alumni shine in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou
A delegation of 72 PolyU students and alumni competed at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou and triumphed with one silver and three bronze medals. Heartfelt congratulations go to the following athletes!
Student Cheung Hoi-lam: Silver Medal in the Women’s Pair Rowing
Student Tam Hoi-lam: Bronze Medals in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay and 4x100m Medley Relay
Student Sophia Wu: Bronze Medal in the Women’s Foil Fencing Team
The University has long been supportive of whole-person education and sports development. The PolyU athletes strived for excellence to win Asian Games glory for Hong Kong, completing in 20 sports, including diving, swimming, water polo, archery, athletics, basketball, cycling, fencing, football, artistic gymnastics, handball, judo, karate, roller skating, rowing, taekwondo, volleyball and wushu.
Additionally, PolyU signed a Memorandum of Understanding and an agreement with the Center for Weight Lifting, Wrestling and Judo of the General Administration of Sport of China (the Center) to conduct the project “Rehabilitation strategies in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics”. Under the collaborative agreement, PolyU will provide rehabilitation services to the Center, and the Center will assist in conducting applied research focusing on raising exercise performance in order to enhance athletes’ performance and prevent injuries.
A team led by Prof. Amy Fu, Peter Hung Professor in Pain Management, Associate Head and Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, will provide rehabilitation services to national athletes in the National Olympic Sports Center in Beijing and other training locations. The team is responsible for formulating a sports recovery research plan, exploring recovery strategies for fatigue and overload strain caused by exercise, and fully preparing the national judo team for the coming Asian Games Hangzhou and Paris Olympics next year.