Splash! Splash! It’s PEK’s Aquatic Time!

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

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Splash! Splash! It’s PEK’s Aquatic Time!

The much anticipated annual CityU Aquatic Meet was held with great success on the afternoon of 1 Oct 2017. Despite the almost nonsensical thunderstorm erupted that morning, the sky cleared up and the event was carried out smoothly. As usual, being a part of this proceeding was exciting. Filled with thrills and close finishes, the audience and cheering teams were kept on their toes right till the very end. Excellent sportsmanship and athleticism was displayed by our fellow hall mates and the best of the best earned their halls points towards the PEK Cup tournament:

[Men’s 4x50M Freestyle Relay]
Champion:               Jockey Club Humanity Hall (Hall 1)
1st Runner-up:         Jockey Club Harmony Hall (Hall 7)
2nd Runner-up:        HSBC Prosperity Hall (Hall 2)
3rd Runner-up:        Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall (Hall 9)

[Women’s 4x50M Freestyle Relay]
Champion:               HSBC Prosperity Hall (Hall 2)
1st Runner-up:         Jockey Club Humanity Hall (Hall 1)
2nd Runner-up:        Jockey Club Academy Hall (Hall 4)
3rd Runner-up:        Hall 11

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

After the prize distribution ceremony, I had the chance to catch up with some of the swimmers from the women’s team from Jockey Club Academy Hall (Hall 4). Jemmima GONSALVES (Jockey Club Academy Hall, Year 2, Bioengineering, Oman) was overjoyed by their bronze medal win in the 4x50m relay competition. She shared that this was her first competition since high school and that she was nervous before, since she was intimidated by the tall participants from other halls. “I’ve been into a lot of sports since I was very young, and growing up sports has really been important to me and I love being in the water,” she explained.

I also had a chat with Hannah LI (Jockey Club Academy Hall, Year 3, Social Work), a U-team swimmer. Winning seven medals that day, she was tired and exhausted, but clearly still elated by her wins. “I wasn’t scared of our competition, I think we had confidence.” Talking about her swimming career, she said, “I started swimming when I was four, because I always got a runny nose and my mum thought that swimming would make me stronger.” She wasn’t the best student at such a young age and disliked competition, but picked up the sport more seriously in her primary school years, and has been swimming since. She enjoyed the competition but felt that more people could join the event in the future. She suggested that if there were more events with shorter distances, many more amateur swimmers would be interested to take part.

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

Writer:   Riddhi SUKHIA (Jockey Club Academy Hall)
Photographers:   REN Ling (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall), Deepanshu KALRA (HSBC Prosperity Hall)

 

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【噗通!2017年度舍際水運會小記】

萬眾期待的年度盛事—香港城市大學水運會,已於2017年10月1日下午成功舉辦。儘管當日清晨有雷暴突襲,但天氣及時轉晴,賽事進展順利。就像之前一樣,作為整個賽程的參與者和見證者,我為此興奮不已。整個賽程激動人心,選手們的成績僅差毫厘,觀眾們和啦啦隊員們直到最後一秒都心懸一線。比賽中,各舍堂的夥伴們都展現出了絕佳的體育精神與運動熱忱,而強手中的最強者則在高彥鳴教授盃舍際游泳比賽中為舍堂爭得了積分。

 

<男子4 x 50米接力泳>

冠軍:   賽馬會敬賢堂
亞軍:   賽馬會群萃堂
季軍:   滙豐業昕堂
殿軍:   胡應湘爵士伉儷堂

<女子4 x 50米接力泳>

冠軍:   滙豐業昕堂
亞軍:   賽馬會敬賢堂
季軍:   賽馬會群智堂
殿軍:   舍堂十一

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

在頒獎儀式後,我有幸追上了幾位來自賽馬會群智堂女子泳隊的泳者。Jemmima GONSALVES(賽馬會群智堂/生物工程系二年級,來自阿曼)表示非常開心能拿到4×50米接力賽的銅獎。她分享說,這是她高中之後的第一場比賽,賽前她一度非常緊張,因為其他宿舍的參賽者都身材高挑,讓她有些怯場。「我年紀很小時就非常喜歡各項運動,運動在我成長中有著重要的意義,而且我很喜歡待在水中的感覺。」她如是說。

我也和同樣來自賽馬會群智堂的城大運動代表隊隊員李恆楓(賽馬會群智堂/社會工作系三年級,來自香港)交流了一下。當天斬獲七獎,她看起來相當疲憊,但顯然還是因勝利而興高采烈。「我並沒有因競賽而驚恐,我覺得我們勢在必得。」當談及游泳生涯,她講道:「我四歲起就開始游泳了。那時候,我總流鼻涕,而媽媽覺得游泳能強健體魄。」那時她還太小,並不是最優秀的,也不喜歡競賽。但從小學開始,她更認真地學習了游泳,便一直游到了現在。她享受競賽的感覺,也認為未來應有更多的人來參與這項盛會。她建議,如果設立更多的短程項目,也許能吸引更多游泳愛好者的參與。

 

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

PEK Cup: Inter-hall Aquatic Competition 2017/18

文:Riddhi SUKHIA(賽馬會群智堂)
譯:李怡靜(賽馬會群萃堂)
攝:任伶(胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)、Deepanshu KALRA(滙豐業昕堂)

 

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