【運動員網誌】Ten years ago, I broke my first age group record in 200m Butterfly and I as a spectator at the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay, I gained source of inspiration from observing the races of Freestyle record holder, Fu Wing, Harbeth.

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I followed his footsteps, he expressed frustration when I showed up to training late.  I did not cherish the recovery treatment sessions.  I neglected swimming down and did not have the enough fitness to swim through a multi-day races.  But the most important part I learned from him was the responsibility when swimming in the relay.

davidwong_swimming_20160929-02_20160929My swimming might be driven by a painful memory, the haunting fear, or an unconscious belief.  But I met teammates who are now my brothers for life. Coach Tim, who basically became my father.  I developed a strong sense of belonging to the team.  I was always trusted in the relay and it has been a great motivation and initiative.

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Looking back at all these years, there are some promises I did not fulfill.  In my seven years studying in St. Joseph’s College, I did not deliver an Inter-School overall championships; we did get three times championships in A-grade.  I hit the rocks in 2009 East Asian Games 4 x 200m Freestyle relay and let my team down.  Two days later, we put out the same team, same line-up; we fought back in 4 x 100m Freestyle relay and made to the podium with a Hong Kong record. (3:21.22 Hong Kong Team LUM Ching Tat, NG Chun Nam Derick, CHEUNG Kin Tat Kent, WONG Kai Wai David 50.88 1:40.70 2:31.65)

There are hundreds of circumstances, values, and emotions.  I think that will always motivate my life, it will always give me passion.  This is a reflection on an emotional career and I know it is going to end soon.

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Remember that one day on July 2006, I was selected as a member for the Doha Asian games by HKSFOC & HKASA.  I have learned and grown in these ten years; I participated in three consecutive Asian Games and acquired eleven Hong Kong records.  Life is a test and a trust, and the more I face, the more responsible I will be.  Finally, I am going to represent Hong Kong to swim a very last 200m Butterfly in World Cup 2016 – Hong Kong, just like the first try in my swimming career.

It was a journey.

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