I am Sherry Tsai, the Young Ambassador from Hong Kong.
I was a member of the Hong Kong National Swimming Team for 14 years, and I have just retired from the sport after the 2009 East Asian Games, which were held in Hong Kong. I am now a masters student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a sports presenter for the sport programme “Sports World”, and a part-time swimming coach.
I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007 and became a full-time athlete. In my 14 years of swimming career, I have been to three Olympic Games, including 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing. At the 2004 Athens Games, I was much honoured to be chosen as the flag bearer of the Hong Kong Delegation at the Opening Ceremony.
Being one of the Young Ambassadors of the Youth Olympic Games, I wish that I can inspire young athletes about the “true meaning” of sport: “it is not whether you win or lose, it is how you play the game”. At the Youth Olympic Games, athletes not only have to compete, they also have a unique opportunity to join the Cultural and Education Programme, where athletes can have fun and learn about sports from different perspectives. Let’s go YOG!!