A HONG Kong girl, 14, took 2nd place in a youth windsurfing competition that took place in France (法國). The Techno 293 competition has 10 races, and Mak Cheuk-wing (麥卓穎) got 14th, 3rd and 5th place in the last three races. Her total score was 37, which puts her in 2nd place.
Although Mak did not win gold, she still qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympics. In the world championship for under-15s, she got a gold and a silver for two years in a row, medaling and making Hong Kong history. The media have given her the nickname ‘daughter of the wind’, and some even called her the ‘heir to Lee Lai-shan’.
A student at St Stephen’s Girls’ College, Mak began windsurfing only five years ago. She saw people windsurfing in Stanley beach (赤柱) and so she wanted to try it.
(This article is published on Goodies on 08 November 2017)