Harrow Hong Kong sends its warmest congratulations to synchronised swimmer Sissy (Y9, Fry) who has seen further sporting success at the 9th Asia Age Group Championships, held in Uzbekistan last week.
Competing for China, Sissy won a silver medal after four days of competition against key rivals from the host nation, Kazakhstan and Japan.
She was among 1,000 delegates from 30 Asian National Federations across the Championships as a whole, competing in swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming events.
“I felt very lucky and excited to have had the opportunity to compete in such a high level event,” Sissy explained.
“It was an international competition and I could see the many different styles of synchronised swimming from each of the countries.”
Sissy admitted to having a few butterflies before competition, but put in a professional performance to earn the silver medal in her 13-15 Age Group.
“I was nervous but I tried to just concentrate on my routine and not think about anything else”
“I did my best and gave one hundred percent to my performance and I was very happy about it,” she concluded.
Having started synchronised swimming at the age of nine, Sissy manages her training regime alongside her studies at Harrow Hong Kong.
“I love that it is very different to many sports and is a combination of swimming, dance, and gymnastics,” she explained of her sport.
“I train about three or four times a week, and in holidays every day and each lesson ranges from three to six hours. Normally on school days I go home then straight to the pool and do prep after that.”
“My friends and teachers at Harrow Hong Kong encourage me to and support me in many different ways” Through a tailored Extra-curricular Activities programme, Sissi can access a programme here at Harrow which complements her international training demands.