Ms Grace Lau Mo-sheung, our BScCM alumna, returned to her alma mater on 19 August to attend a celebratory gathering after winning the Bronze medal for Hong Kong in the Karate Women’s Kata in the Tokyo Olympics.
At the gathering, Grace shared her reflections from the Tokyo Olympics, as well as her experience of being a student athlete. Grace enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with CityU community.
Grace thanked the University for giving her full support for allowing her to undertake frequent training and competitions during her studies. She expressed that as a full-time athlete, there must be highs and lows, but as long as you believe in yourself and are dedicated, you will succeed. "Opportunities are always reserved for those who are prepared. Believe that your abilities are far greater than your imagination. Once the opportunity comes, you can play at the best level," she said.
At the gathering, Professor Richard Allen, Dean of the School of Creative Media, presented the SCM Distinguished Alumni Award to Grace. “Witness I”, an artwork created and donated by SCM faculty member and artist Dr. Tobias Klein, was also presented.
“We at the School of Creative Media are very proud of Grace’s outstanding achievement at the Tokyo Olympics. Her dedication to sustaining the highest levels of excellence in her chosen field is an inspiration for us all,” Professor Allen said.
Mr. Yim Chun Pang, the then Major Leader of BScCM and also Grace’s Academic Advisor, recalled that “Grace is a fine student. She has to manage tight competition schedule and her studies while studying here. She is well-disciplined and has overcome many difficulties along the way.”