Year-4 PT student Michael Ng won and broke Hong Kong swimming record at Hong Kong Short Course Time Trial I
Ng Michael Yu Hin, a year-4 PT student, won and broke a Hong Kong record set by himself in the men’s 200m breaststroke event at the Hong Kong Short Course Time Trial I, held at Hong Kong Sports Institute on 11 July 2021. Michael’s new Hong Kong record now stands at two minutes and 09.14 seconds.
We are proud of Michael’s achievement. His dedication to pursue his passion for physiotherapy and swimming also sets a good example for his fellow students. He would like to share below his experience of striking a balance between being a university student and a swimmer who competes internationally for Hong Kong:
“‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ This has been my motto since I entered university. When people around me knew I was going to study physiotherapy at PolyU, they started to ask whether I was about to quit swimming. But here I am, breaking my personal best again. Now, when people ask me how I manage my time and the pressure from the two aspects, I will tell them, ‘Be the best you could every day and think less, do more.’ It is always hard to accomplish something no one has done before since there will be a lot of doubts coming along. You must really trust yourself and believe the hard work you are doing every day will bring success. Constantly grinding is exhausting but is the fundamental of achieving something you badly desire. So, just hold on to your belief with confidence and perseverance, and you will reach your target soon!”
Michael is currently receiving practical training at a private clinic in Central before finishing his study at PolyU. We hope he will continue to excel in swimming and his career as a physiotherapist.