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Yui Lam Chan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Hong Kong, China
Occupation
Student
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10, in 2014, in Hong Kong, China.
Why this sport?
She often fell ill as a child, so she took up swimming to improve her health. Her brother and sister would take swimming lessons during the summer holidays, and her mother arranged for her to join the class too.
Club / Team
Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability [HKG] / Hong Kong Sport Institute [HKSI] [HKG]:
Name of coach
Leung Shuk Ying; Chan Ching Man

General interest

Nicknames
Tall Girl (Facebook profile, 20 Jan 2020)
Hobbies
Listening to music, shopping. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold and a bronze medal in relay events at the 2019 INAS Global Games in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her family, her coach, and her teacher. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competing she likes to listen to music, stretch, take deep breaths, and stay off social media. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received the Most Promising Junior Athlete Award from the Hong Kong Sports Institute [HKSI]. (scmp.com, 05 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsroad.hk, 05 Mar 2020)