Tuesday, September 9, 2008

APOC'08 team report

Chiu Ho Ching, the Champion of Sprint Distance Race

The team of Hong Kong Island Orienteering Force (HKIOF) for the Asia Pacific Orienteering Championships 2008 had a magnificent success in Seoul, Korea this summer. Among the 11 runners we have sent, 9 of them were medalists. The best runner in our team, Lo Tsun Ming, claimed a total of 3 golds plus a silver in all of the four races.

Leung U Hang running the Relay's last leg under HEAVY RAIN

The detailed results are as follows:

Sprint Distance Race

Champion - M16 Lo Tsun Ming
Champion - M20 Chiu Ho Ching
2nd runner-up - M18 Lo Joseph

Long Distance Race

Champion - M16 Lo Tsun Ming
1st runner-up - M18 Lo Joseph
1st runner-up- M20 Man Chi Kin

Middle Distance Race

Champion - M16 Lo Tsun Ming
2nd runner-up – M20 Chiu Ho Ching


Champion – MB Hui Yau Chiu, Lo Joseph, Leung U Hang

1st runner-up – M20 Man Chi Kin, Yip Ka Lun, Chiu Ho Ching

1st runner-up – M16 Lo Tsun Ming, Lau Chun Yin, Cheung Tsz Kin

Yip Ka Lun approaching the Finish line

This is the first time we fit on our new club jerseys and tights made by Champion System. We found that the clothes are perfectly matched with this sport. It helps us to perform well under hot and wet weather conditions, and is durable under the roughness of terrain. Also, the advanced laser printing technique perfects our jersey design; which ends up with attracting lots of envious gazes of other orienteers from different countries.

Once again, we would like to express our heartiest gratitude to the generous support provided by Champion System.