Olympic medalists share success
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Thanks to the Department of Marketing (MKT) and the Physical Education Section of the Student Development Services, the University community had a chance to meet the medalists despite their busy schedule after returning from
“We have had setbacks, for example, in brushing up our skills to match the styles of international players. In addition to training and hard work, our success sprang from our love of the sport and a strong self-confidence,” Mr Li said. Mr Ko concurred and added that he found a second chance in
On partnership, Mr Li explained that he treasured his pairing with Mr Ko because the two of them accept their differences and strive to work things out together. Mr Li, who was a marketing major in his university years, wished CityU students excellent academic performance and satisafaction from contributing their talents for the well-being of society. Both planned on further study after retirement from the sport arena and said CityU would be a goodplace for academic pursuits.
Playing pingpang with the medalists
After the discussion, more than 150 students and staff were treated to a fascinating single match between the medalists, and mixed doubles competitions with CityU’s table tennis team. The audience gave another round of applause when Professor
Mr Vincent Fok, Instructor I and MKT Mentoring Coordinator, said, “The event is part of the Department’s Student Mentoring Scheme. Through inviting distinguished guests to share their experiences, we hope students can develop their own leadership skills, a cooperative team spirit, and, from the success of the Olympic winners, we hope students can be inspired to have a positive attitude throughadversity.”
Marketing students, Yuen Man-yiu, Lee Fung-yu and Leung Yiu-hong said that meeting with the celebrities was thrilling. What they cherished even more were the medalists' words of wisdom. “We are impressed by the Olympic duo's devotion to sports, and their open-minded attitude towards success and failure. We enjoy exposure of this kind as part of our learning experiences on campus,” Leung Yiu-hong concluded.