- On October 30, 2018
- In News
After participating and competing at different sports throughout my childhood and teenage years, I started going to the gym when I was 14 in the hopes of getting bigger and stronger. Soon after, I found out about the sport of powerlifting and I started to fall in love with it.
I have always been a very competitive person. At 15 years old, I decided that I am going to be the world champion in powerlifting one day. I trained really hard at the time to make my dream a reality, and just when I got close to realising this goal, I got rejected.
The powerlifting governing body in Hong Kong at the time rejected to send me to the world championship for their own reason. I was crushed and despaired, I felt like everything that I’ve been working for in the past 2 years was gone.
Lucky, the Australian federation was willing to help, they accepted me into their team and from then on, they have sent me to two world championships (2015, 2016). Despite not being able to achieve my goal of being a world champion, I am fortunate and grateful for being given this opportunity. But as happy as I am, for being able to do what I love on the biggest stage in the world, I would often ask myself, “What if I wasn’t as fortunate?” “What if the Australian did not step in?”
I know that out there somewhere in Hong Kong, there is another kid who is as passionate about this sport as I do, who wants to be the world champion as much as I do, and who would want to wear the TeamHK singlet and wrap the Hong Kong flag around their shoulders as much as I do. But if this guy isn’t as fortunate as me, then who is going to be there to give him this opportunity?
I took on this position as the director of HKPF not because I want any personal gains from this. I am doing this because I know that it’s not fair for those who have the same passion as I do, but weren’t able to pursue what they love simply because of the lack of opportunities.
I and all of us here in the Hong Kong Powerlifting Federation will do whatever we can to gather the HK powerlifting community together and provide you guys with a high quality, drug-free, corruption-free powerlifting environment so that this sport can finally grow and flourish in Hong Kong. And maybe for once, that ambitious kid out there will finally get what he deserves!
Director | Hong Kong Powerlifting Federation