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Swiss pri­vate bank EFG has con­firmed showjumper Vin­cent Capol and golfer Chloe Chan as the schol­ars of the 2018 EFG Young Ath­letes Foun­da­tion schol­ar­ship pro­gramme. The two 14-year-olds fol­low the foot­steps of the pride of Hong Kong golf, Tif­fany Chan, who has been sup­ported by EFG since 2008, and in par­tic­u­lar a ben­e­fi­ciary of the foun­da­tion from 2009 and 2014.

Capol and Chan are both elites of their cho­sen sport with a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence rep­re­sent­ing Hong Kong. Capol, who started rid­ing when he was seven, se­cured a spot at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games af­ter win­ning his qual­i­fy­ing eques­trian event in March. The Ger­man Swiss In­ter­na­tional School stu­dent con­sid­ers Ger­man rider Chris­tian Ahlmann as his in­ter­na­tional sport­ing hero, and Lei Lai-shan as his most ad­mired lo­cal ath­lete for bring­ing to Hong Kong an Olympic gold medal, which is one of his big­gest ca­reer goals.

“We are de­lighted to of­fer a schol­ar­ship to both Vin­cent and Chloe, who have shown all of us their im­mense po­ten­tial and de­sire to suc­ceed in their re­spec­tive sports. The EFG Young Ath­letes’ Foun­da­tion is about nur­tur­ing upcoming lo­cal tal­ents so they have ev­ery chance to reach their full po­ten­tial, and hope­fully rep­re­sent Hong Kong one day. We re­ceived nearly 70 en­tries and in­ter­viewed 10 short­listed fi­nal­ists and while all of them demon­strated their pas­sion and com­mit­ment, Vin­cent and Chloe were the stand­outs, and we are very much look­ing for­ward to work­ing with them, sup­port­ing them as they look to achieve their dreams,” said Al­bert Chiu, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Asia Pa­cific, EFG, who is also a trustee of the EFG Young Ath­letes Foun­da­tion.

Upcoming ju­nior golfer Chloe Chan (sec­ond from left) and ris­ing show jump­ing star Vin­cent Capol (sec­ond from right) re­ceived their cer­tifi­cates from Al­bert Chiu, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Asia Pa­cific, EFG, and EFG Global Sport Am­bas­sador (far left) and LPGA rookie Tif­fany Chan

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