Lo­cal ath­letes bring hon­ours

Action Asia - - EVENTS -

MSIG AC­TION ASI A DE­VEL­OP­MENT pro­gramme win­ner Ng Wai Hei and team­mate Hung Ho Fung of ‘TNF Ex­plor­ers’ grabbed top spot at the Tai Tam Bay Kayak n Run Series event, fin­ish­ing in 1:36:16. Fol­low­ing the 5km fam­ily sec­tion, the adult cat­e­gory was flagged off at Tai Tam Tuk for a 4km ocean kayak to Windy Gap and To Tei Wan, then a 6km run to the Dragon’s Back be­fore a fi­nal 2km pad­dle back to Tai Tam Bay. “I think I have per­formed bet­ter at the trail run­ning sec­tion than the last time. This is also our sec­ond time team­ing up for the series, so all went smoother too,” said Ng, the 18-year-old lo­cal ath­lete, who is cur­rently un­der the pro­gramme’s sys­tem in­clud­ing stairs, body strength and bal­ance ex­er­cises. Only seven min­utes later, Team Tiger – formed by power cou­ple Bri­tish Chris Davis and Swiss Mag­dalena Cvetkovic – took over­all sec­ond as well as win­ning the Mixed team cat­e­gory in 1:43:16. “It was very hot out there and we were lead­ing to the half­way point un­til we were over­taken by these very fast young gentle­men, Ng Wai Hei and Hung Ho Fung. We are glad to see the young gen­er­a­tion do­ing so well too,” said Cvetkovic. “I en­joyed the first long kayak part and we pulled out a big gap be­cause my part­ner pad­dled so strong. We al­ways race so hard in this Ac­tion Asia Kayak n Run series that we barely had time to see the nice view around,” added Davis. Chi­nese coach Cai Ren Gui and Chen Dong Ping as Team 01 came third in 1:49:46.

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