To mark the 85th anniversary of PolyU, the third talk of the “PolyU 85th Anniversary Public Lecture Series: Together We Dream, We Fly” was successfully held on 22 November 2022 at the Jockey Club Auditorium. Ms GUO Jingjing, the Olympic Gold Medallist was invited to speak on “Splashing for Lights, Chasing our Dreams撥水見光 追逐夢想”, sharing her path to becoming a Olympic Gold medallist and encouraging young people to pursue their dreams. The lecture was attended by more than 800 guests, staff, students, alumni and public face-to-face, and over 160,000 audiences online.
Ms Guo Jingjing shared highlights of her 22-year career as a professional diver. Despite experiencing a number of injuries during training, she never gave up but insisted on overcoming adversity and continuing to train hard. Before retiring, she competed in four Olympic Games and achieved exceptional success.
Ms. Guo Jingjing said, “Success is not about persevering when you see hope, but about persevering to see hope. Success is to compel yourself to be perseverant.” Ms Guo also shared her ideas in discussion with PolyU students and encouraged them to be courageous in pursuit of their dreams and contribute to the Nation and society.