“We only live once and we all have our dreams.
There are dreams that we can spend our lifetime to chase and there are dreams that can only be fulfilled in a certain period of time ,,, as the chance only comes once every 4 years.
Hong Kong fencer CHEUNG Siu-lun began to represent Hong Kong in international competitions since 2007. In his first Asian Games, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, he made history by winning the silver medal in the individual foil and earned his fame. His was in his best form when preparing for the 2012 London Olympics, but unfortunately his injury prevented him from being selected. Perhaps, an outstanding athlete should be born with the never-say-die spirit. CHEUNG came back from injury after almost a year and regained his top form quickly. In his second Asian Games, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, he took a bronze medal in the foil team competition.
Four years have passed in a blink, and CHEUNG is now in his 30s. With two Asian Games under his belt, a CHEUNG hopes that he can finish his athlete career after the Asian Games this year and put a perfect end to it. Unfortunately, he loses in the selection process and his dreams are shattered. Yet, after the setback, he gets his gold medal in the Asian Fencing Championships and stands on the highest point of the podium. CHEUNG decides to postpone his retirement plan and his target is to make the top 20 in world ranking. He also hopes that he can help the team to be ranked number one in Asia and participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 27-year-old Janet WONG works full time as an assistant engineer. She began to discover that she was good in sports during her primary school days: dancing, judo and volleyball, she was an all-around athlete. She was the ace of the long-distance running team in her secondary school, winning each and every competition. At that time, Janet realized that she might really be talented in long-distance running. Unfortunately, even though she is talented, the lack of proper training and the schoolwork in university cause a setback in her performance.
It was not until Janet met her coach (Mr. WONG) and received proper long-distance running training that the passion of running in her heart was really ignited. She is currently ranked top 8 in Hong Kong in 10km distance run. At this moment, Janet sets her goal clearly, and she is now preparing proactively for the Nagoya Marathon next March. Her ultimate dream is to represent Hong Kong in the Asian Games Marathon four years from now.