CB duo win Gold and Bronze

In an extraordinary double, BBA Management Sciences student Tsz-fung Yip, and Economics and Finance student Chi-him Wong, won the gold and bronze medals at the 9th World University Squash Championships, held in Kuala Lumpur in September 2016.

In the final, Tsz-fung, the tournament's top seed, put in a commanding display to win in straight games 11-3, 11-9, 11-4 against second seed, Malaysia's Ivan Yuen. This was the first time that the men's gold medal has been won by a Hong Kong player in the event's 20-year history.

"I feel very happy about winning the game. It was going well. I am satisfied with the way I maintained my focus throughout the match, and didn't let it slip away," said Tsz-fung. He is world-ranked 44 and is one of three Hong Kong squash players currently inside the Professional Squash Association's world top 50.

Chi-him lost to his CB colleague in the semi-finals, but claimed the bronze medal.

"Before the tournament, I put myself under pressure because I wanted to be on the awards stage," he said. Both players are members of the Hong Kong Sports Institute where they follow an intense training schedule with ten sessions per week.

"I am grateful for the flexibility shown by the university in terms of course and exam arrangements, so that it's possible to manage life as a full-time squash player," said Chi-him.

They see the Asian Games in two years'time as a target, and hope to achieve good results there. A little pressure can certainly pay off. Congratulations to Tsz-fung and Chi-him on their extraordinary achievement!