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Mr. Chan King-yin, MH

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Mr. Chan King-yin serves as the Head Windsurfing Coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the Head Coach of the Hong Kong Windsurfing Team. A former top-notch windsurfing athlete, he represented Hong Kong to win the gold medal twice at the Asian Games. After retiring from windsurfing competitions, he was admitted to Hong Kong Baptist University and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Recreation Management in 2014.

Going through a journey with windsurfing sports for many years, Mr. Chan has been engaged in windsurfing since the age of 11 and became a full-time athlete at the age of 16. After years of dedicated training, Mr. Chan won the championship in the Men's Mistral event at the 2001 IMCO World Youth Windsurfing Championships at the age of 18 and started gaining attention from the public. In 2002, he represented Hong Kong for the first time at the Asian Games and won a bronze medal in the Men's lightweight Mistral event. He continued to excel and achieved a major milestone in 2005 by winning the Men's Mistral event at the Asian Championships, becoming the Asian champion for the first time. The year 2006 was a fruitful one for him. He won a silver medal in the Men's Mistral event at the World Championships and then went on to win his first-ever gold medal at the Doha Asian Games. At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, he achieved the best-ever result for Hong Kong’s male athlete in windsurfing at the Olympic Games by ranking sixth. Mr. Chan went on to shine, winning a bronze medal in the Men's Windsurfing event at the 2009 East Asian Games and another championship at the Asian Championships in the same year. In 2010, he won his second Asian Games gold medal, becoming a consecutive two-time champion at the event.

Hailed as the "Son of the Wind," Mr. Chan is highly regarded in the windsurfing world. His accomplishments have earned him multiple honours. He received the Hong Kong Potential Sports Stars Award in 2002 and was awarded three times Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards in 2006, 2008, and 2010. In recognition of his remarkable accomplishments in windsurfing and bringing honour to Hong Kong in the international sports arena, he was awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government in 2007.

Mr. Chan announced his retirement from being a windsurfing athlete in 2011 and pursued his studies at HKBU. From a full-time athlete to a full-time student, he aspired to pave the way for his future career. Upon graduation, he joined the Hong Kong Sports Institute as a coach, with a commitment to nurturing the up-and-coming windsurfing talents in Hong Kong. In 2017, he took over the role of Head Coach of the Hong Kong Windsurfing Team, imparting his skills and tactical knowledge to the younger athletes, guiding them to strive for good results in international competitions. Currently, he is leading his team in preparation for the Paris Olympics Games, with the hope to strive for excellent results and bring honour to Hong Kong.

Mr. Chan remains grateful to his alma mater and is keen on coming back to share his life experiences. He has actively participated in its events and talks, including the SEED Talk and Alumni Sharing Forum, where he encouraged students and alumni to pursue their dreams with courage and strive for a better future in their respective fields.

 

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