Athletes

Hong Kong Women’s Football Team Players Embraces Bodybuilding to Become Legends of Strength Interview with Athlete Iris Kwok

Iris, a Hong Kong footballer and bodybuilding enthusiast, once said, 'Enjoying a hobby, even through challenges, and finding joy in work.' Iris currently plays for the Citizen Women's Team in Hong Kong. She was introduced to football at a young age due to her two older brothers.  Around the fifth grade of primary school, she saw other girls playing football and realized that she wanted to continue playing. She mentioned, 'I also wanted to play with them. Football gives me a sense of excitement and speed. I have always loved sports since I was young, and the feeling of a group of people working towards a common goal is amazing. That's why I find football so happy and enjoyable.' The Unforgettable Experience of Playing Women's Football in North Korea One of the most memora...

With The Power of Perseverance Interviewing with Athlete Virginia Lo and Cici Wan

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon ("SCHKM"), a major sporting event in the new year, will be held on 21 January (Sunday) and will be divided into full marathon, half marathon, 10km race, 10km wheelchair race and wheelchair experience race.  This year's SCHKM Route starts at Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and passes through Waterloo Road, Lin Cheung Road, West Kowloon Highway, Stonecutters Island Bridge, Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge, Western Harbour Crossing, etc., and ends at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. BBOLD has invited Hong Kong long-distance runners Virginia Lo and Cici Wan to share their long-distance running journey and tips for breaking through before the marathon. Virginia was initially recommended by her school teacher to participate in the cross-country co...

Molly Carlson’s Inspiring Journey of Overcoming an Eating Disorder Through Cliff Diving

If you've been following the Olympic events, you're likely familiar with the sport of 10-meter platform diving. Standing on a 10-meter platform and looking down at the pool, most people still need a great deal of courage to take the leap. But there are some who not only shine on the 10-meter platform, but also have the bravery to take on an even greater challenge: cliff diving. While cliff diving and platform diving share similarities, cliff divers jump from heights ranging from 18 to 27 meters, more than double the height of the platform. This significant difference in height impacts diving techniques and safety in various ways. Diving from such heights carries inherent risks and dangers. Even diving from a platform (30 feet above ground) can result in injuries like bruises, fractured...

How Allyson Felix Stood Up for Moms and Launched Shoe Company Saysh

Athletes have the ability to establish their own brands, and it is often perceived by the general public as a step towards commercialization and investment. However, the creation of American track and field athlete Allyson Felix's personal brand, Saysh, was actually born out of a tragic personal experience. Ever since winning the silver medal in the 200-meter race at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Allyson has gone on to achieve an impressive record of 7 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze medal in women's track and field events at subsequent Olympics. Despite her remarkable accomplishments, many believed that her career as a professional athlete would be smooth sailing.  However, in 2019, when Allyson became pregnant, her sponsor Nike significantly reduced her endorsement fees, offerin...