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Pedaling to Her Cycling Dream

Business undergraduate Vivian Ma Wing-yu was among the four youngsters with outstanding sports performance featured in Wen Wei Po. Pouring sweat and tears into day-and-night training, Ma strives to perform her best in cycling races for Hong Kong

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR, Wen Wei Po published a special feature series entitled “My Hong Kong Stories” (我的香港故事) to depict how Hong Kong nurtures the next generation in the past two decades. Twenty 20-year-old youngsters with outstanding performance in scientific innovations, community services, conservation services, performing arts and sports were interviewed.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School undergraduate student Vivian Ma Wing-yu (Year 1, BBA in Hotel and Tourism Management [HMG]) was among the four interviewees with outstanding sports performance. The feature appeared in Wen Wei Po on 12 June 2017 exemplifies the grit, perseverance and sportsmanship in Hong Kong spirit through the athletes' stories.

Ma formed an intertwining relationship with cycling since form four. After representing Hong Kong at cycling races for around two years, she quitted the national team to take the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination, and got admitted to the School's HMG program on Multi-faceted Scholarship for Excellence by the HKSAR Government in 2015-16. 

One day, Ma received an invitation from her coach to rejoin the team and partner with professional racing cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze in competitions. She decided to suspend her study at CUHK Business School in 2016-17 for attending full-time training for the Asian Games and Olympic Games upon thoughtful consideration. A few months after resuming training, the duo won a silver medal in the women's team sprint at the Asian Championships.

Pouring sweat and tears into day-and-night training, Ma strives to perform her best in cycling races for Hong Kong. She considers youngsters to be the future pillars of Hong Kong, and believes youngsters should not always think of what they can get from others, but focus on what they can give to others... Read More

With the Memorandum of Understanding signed between CUHK and the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Ma and other professional athletes have been able to fit in a more flexible curriculum to better accommodate their intensive training and competition schedules.


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Media: Wen Wei Po

Section: Education

Date published: 12 June, 2017

Re: Vivian Ma (HMG student)

Wen Wei Po HMG Student Vivian Ma