Awards and Records
- Hong Kong u74KG Jr. Total Record Holder
- Hong Kong u74KG Jr. Classic Bench Press Record Holder
- Hong Kong u74KG Jr. Rank #2
- 2018 Asia Pacific Challenger Powerlifting Jr. 2nd Place u74kg – Australia Fitness Show
- 2017 IPF Classic Powerlifting u74KG Jr. Silver Medalist
- 2017 HK Deadlift Championships u74KG Jr. 2nd place
- 2016 HK Classic Powerlifting Championships Invitation u74KG Open 2nd Place
- 2016 HK Classic Bench Press Championships u74KG Open 1st Place
- 2016 HK Powerlifting Championships u74KG Junior 1st Place
Why I started this?
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!
My first powerlifting competition was in August 2016 after being a national rugby player for Hong Kong for a total of seven years. I also compete in Strongman, however made the decision to pursue Powerlifting after breaking records in both Singapore and Hong Kong in the squat, bench, deadlift and total amounts for my weight class. I then went on to represent Hong Kong at the Asia Powerlifting Championships in 2017 and at the Australian Fitness Show in early 2018.
I want to show the people, and especially the women of Hong Kong that with consistent hard work and dedication, you can do anything you set your mind to. I want to demonstrate that Hong Kong is STRONG.
Awards, Records, and Certifications
- 2018 Asia Pacific Challenger Powerlifting Champion u63kg – Australia Fitness Show
- 2017 British Weightlifting Certification
- 2017 IPF Classic Powerlifting u63kg Asia Champion
- 2017 Hong Kong Powerlifting – u63kg Overall Champion and Record Holder
- 2017 Hong Kong Deadlifting Championships – Champion
- 2017 Hong Kong Bench Press Championships – Champion
- 2017 Arnold Classic Worldwide Strongman Championships – 7th in the World (Lightweight Women)
- 2016 Arnold Classic Asia Strongman – Silver
- 2016 Singapore Powerlifting Alliance – u60kg Champion and Record Holder
- 2008-2014 Hong Kong National Rugby 7s Player
- Hong Kong National Rugby 15s Player
- 2007 – Hong Kong Rugby 7s u20s
- IRB Rugby Coach – Level I
I started powerlifting in 2007 as a teenager and became a personal trainer based on my interest and passion in the pursuit of strength and fitness. Eventually I was able to become a Hong Kong natural bodybuilding and powerlifting champion in 3 weight classes and have had the pleasure of coaching several powerlifting competitors.
I believe in keeping an open mind, continually learning and understanding different methods in training and nutrition and do not believe in there being only one process. I decided to help start HKPF in order to help make powerlfiitng more mainstream and continue to grow and develop the sport in Hong Kong. I think it is vital that we build a community and provide education and a great environment for those that wish to compete. Everybody should be able to experience the potential benefits of powerlifitng and strive to achieve their goals, no matter their current level.
- 2018 Hong Kong Under 93kg Open Equipped Powerlifting Championships, 2nd place.
- 2017 Qualified to compete in the 2017 Mr Olympia Amateur Asia (IFBB).
- 2016 Qualified to compete in the 2016 Mr Olympia Amateur Asia (IFBB).
- 2016 Hong Kong Under 93kg Open Equipped Powerlifting Championships, 1st place.
- 2015 Mr Olympia Amateur Asia (IFBB) Men’s Physique up to 178cm, 4th place.
- 2015 Hong Kong Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (HKFBF) Men’s Physique over 175cm, 2nd place.
- 2014 Hong Kong Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (HKBPSF) Men’s Sports Model under 180cm, 2nd place.
- 2014 Hong Kong & China Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (HKCBBA) Under 70kg Junior Bodybuilding, 1st place.
- 2014 Hong Kong Under 83kg Open Equipped Powerlifting Championships, 3rd place.
- 2013 Hong Kong Under 83kg Junior Equipped Powerlifting Championships, 1st place.
- 2012 Hong Kong Under 74kg Junior Raw Powerlifting, 1st place.
Kay Kay Keung
I have played sports all my life and started going to the gym at the age of 12. At the time, I had to have special permission to use the gym at my young age, but I loved it haven’t stopped since. My time in the gym contributed to becoming a competitive runner and lacrosse player and led me to win university championships, represent Hong Kong and compete in the Lacrosse World Cup. After over 10 years, I decided to retire to focus on Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting next and have since won the Hong Kong Powerlifting Championships and competed overseas.
On top of being driven to improve and set new PRs for myself, I want to build up the powerlifting community in Hong Kong and show the world that we can compete. As a gym owner and coach, my goal is to help others get strong no matter their background and I’m looking forward to growing the sport through HKPF competitions and events.
Athletic Awards & Coaching Qualification Highlights
- 2018 Hong Kong Powerlifting Champion (Overall Open & 47kg Division) – HKWPA
- 2018 Shanghai FIBO 48kg Division Champion
- 2017 Lacrosse World Cup
- 2016 Hong Kong Bench Championships 47kg Division Champion – HKWPA
- 2011-2018 Hong Kong National Lacrosse Team
- 2016 Hong Kong Street Workout Champion – Arnold Classic Asia
- 2012 Lacrosse National Champion Team – Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association DII
- 2010 Cross Country Champion Team & MVP – University Sports Federation of Hong Kong
- BA Exercise and Sport Science – University of North Carolina
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Advanced Sports Performance Coach (Level 2) – USA Weightlifting
- Certified Exercise Physiologist – American College of Sports Medicine