Victory celebration for 9th Grand Slam

Cathy Choi

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Student athletes at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) celebrated making history on winning for the ninth time the overall men’s and women’s championships (Grand Slam) in the annual inter-university sports competition this year.

At the CityU Sports Team Annual Prize Presentation Ceremony cum Celebration Dinner held on 22 May, awards were presented to the winning teams’ athletes, coaches, managers and trainers.

In addition, scholarships were presented to athletes who had outstanding academic results during the year.

In his address, Professor Way Kuo, University President, extended his congratulations to all winners and expressed his appreciation for the team spirit shown in the competition.

Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing, Vice-President (Student Affairs), praised CityU student athletes and coaches for rising to the significant challenges over the past year to achieve this momentous result.

Scholarship awardees Chung Chui-ting and Lau Chun-leung, who were also named Most Valuable Player in woodball team and swimming team respectively, delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of all athletes at the ceremony.

Both extended heartfelt gratitude to parents, CityU, coaches and teammates for all their encouragement and support.​​​​​

Dr Ron Kwok Chi-wai, Dean of Students, said he was proud of the outstanding results. He encouraged the student athletes to practice hard to get the 10th Grand Slam and reminded them not to be dizzy with success and not to be discouraged by failure, either.

The event was also attended by Ms Kathy Chan Yin-ling, Associate Vice-President (Development and Alumni Relations); Dr Tim Wong Chi-tim, Director of Student Development Services; Mrs Dorothy Davies, Associate Director of Student Development Services (Physical Education); and scholarships donors.

Among the 32 sports events, CityU teams won 12 championships, nine 1st runners-up and five 2nd runners-up titles. Moreover, 11 CityU athletes were among the 32 players named Most Valuable Player in their respective events.​​​


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