19 Oct 2017

Special Sports Report Profiling Island School’s Triathlon Athletes

This year’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Asian Cup is being held at Sunny Bay this Saturday. While competitors from around the world gather to compete over two days, 3 Island School athletes are preparing for the biggest event of the year which includes a 375m swim, 10/15km bike and a 2.5km run.

Kiara Jim’s 13R impressive sports journey started at Glenealy Primary School competing in the school netball team. Throughout her time at Island School she has been an invaluable member of the cross-country, swimming, athletics and netball teams where she has placed highly accumulating many valuable points for our school. As a student Ambassador for Rutherford and most recently taking on a leadership role with the sedan chair race, these experiences will help Kiara’s application to study Sports Science at Loughborough next year. She inspires younger athletes with her talent and grace.

Anson Leung 9E is a current member of the HK Triathlon National Development squad and trains at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. He is a regular on the HK triathlon circuit usually placing amongst the top elite athletes in the Youth Open division. Anson is a top cross country runner who will be looking again for the podium at the upcoming HKSSSF Fanling cross country championships where he placed third last year. Anson is a rising star of the future (pic above).

Lily Sheary 9F competing as one of the youngest in the female Youth Open, is current ISSSF u14 cross country champion, last years ESF year 8 biathlon champion and most recently took the silver medal in the u16 steeplechase at the HK age group athletics champs. A regular member of the school athletics, cross country and swimming team, Lily is looking to build on her experience at this prestigious event.

We wish them the best of luck this weekend.

By Teacher of EAL, Andrea Walsh.