Newsletter No. 414

Photos of Mr. Daniel C.W. Lee in this issue are by Cheung Chi-wai 李致和 体育运动科学系副讲师 你刚在渣打马拉松十公里赛跑出33分18秒的成 绩,比你保持的最快纪录慢两分钟,满不满意? 还可以,在准备不算充足的情况下,这成绩已比自己 预期要好一点点。 从运动员转型为老师,当中有何困难或优势? 要做一个好的运动员,平常要很用心用力去练习,无 论身体极限还是成绩都要定期突破自己。我想以这 种运动员的性格和工作态度,转做其他工作应该不 会太差,因为始终想在自己的岗位上精益求精。我现 在的工作也是和体育有关,运动员出身也是有好处 的。 你有何教学心得? 我教的一科是星期一早上8点半的课,学生这么早跑 来,怎样抓住他们的注意力是一大挑战。他们肯来上 课已是成功的一半,另一半就要靠预备工夫做得好。 我会在教材中放多些图片和视频跟他们分享,还会 把内容联系到他们的日常生活。 当年从中大毕业后,走上全职运动员的道路,心 中有何想法? 我在中大念学士时已一直参加三项铁人训练,希望在 这个项目可以获得更好的成绩,所以一毕业就直接 去当全职运动员。那时候年少气盛,没有多想工作保 障、稳定生活的长远问题。 参加这么多比赛,哪场印象最深刻? 印象深刻有两种,一是很好,一是很不好。很好 的那些包括2007年德国汉堡世界锦标赛取得第 十六名。虽然名次不是三甲,但自己感到发挥得 很好,之前的训练很有成果,已是同场亚洲选手的 第一。当然能拿到奖牌的大型赛事也很难忘,如 2006年的亚运会,2008年的亚洲沙滩运动会和 2009年的全运会。但这些年来也有一些不好的比赛 经验,如2005年的全运会,比赛前几个月前已发现 受伤,因为当时自己是夺牌热门,不得不坚持训练和 比赛,结果成绩未如理想。 如果你的学生想去当全职运动员,你会跟他们 说些什么? 我会先根据自己过往的经验为他们客观分析,告诉 他们想当运动员,很大机会有哪些经历或境况,让他 们自己去选择。但主观上我会鼓励他们,因为有我这 个活生生的实例让你看,不会差到哪里去。而且现在 香港运动员的待遇也比我当年更好些了。 比起以前,现在的训练强度大减,你如何保持体 能参加比赛? 已没有很有系统很有计划 地去练习,多半是骑骑单 车。现在因为有全职工作, 在生活的优先次序中,运 动所排的位置已不同了。参 加比赛时,对成绩会看得 轻一点,以参与为主,更多 去享受比赛和气氛。 You finished the 10 km run of the Standard Chartered Marathon in 33 minutes 18 seconds, two minutes slower than the record you set. Are you satisfied? It’s acceptable. The result was better than I expected given that I was not very well prepared. Does an athlete-turned teacher have any advantages or disadvantages? It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a good athlete because you have to make regular breakthroughs in terms of competition results and physical limits. Equipped with such characteristics and attitude, I think an athlete can do other jobs equally well. You’ll try hard to keep improving yourself, regardless of the job you do. Now that my work is related to sports, I think it’s an advantage to have an athlete background. Have you mastered the secrets to teaching? One of my class starts at 8:30 am on Mondays. Getting the attention of students so early in the morning is a big challenge. Getting them to turn up for class is half the success. The other half lies in preparing well for the lecture. I’ll put a lot of pictures and video clips in my teaching material and make connections between the content and their daily life. You became a professional athlete as soon as you graduated from CUHK. What brought about that decision? When I was an undergraduate student at CUHK, I had long received triathlon training. I wanted to achieve more as a triathlete, so I chose to become a professional athlete upon graduation. I was young and impulsive. I didn’t think much about long-term questions such as job security or stability. Which competitions have been the most unforgettable? Competitions are unforgettable in two ways: very good or very bad. My very good ones include the 2007 Triathlon World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. I finished 16th. Although I didn’t bring home any medals, I felt that my training paid off and I performed very well. I was the highest- ranked Asian participant in the event. Of course, the big games in which I won medals are also unforgettable, such as the 2006 Asian Games, the 2008 Asian Beach Games, and the 2009 National Games of China. But I also have bad experiences. One of them was the 2005 National Games. I was injured a few months before the event. But I was Hong Kong’s medal hopeful, so I had no choice but to keep training and participate in the event. The result was not good at all. If your students want to become professional athletes, what would you say to them? I would give them an objective analysis based on my experience, psychologically preparing them for what would be expected of them if they became professional athletes. I would also encourage them by my own example which isn’t bad. Hong Kong athletes are treated better now than in my days. How do you stay in shape for sport competitions when you don’t train as intensively as before? I don’t follow a systematic regime. I go cycling mostly. As I have a full-time job, sports no longer take priority. When I take part in competitions, results are not my major concern. My main goal is to enjoy the event and the atmosphere. Mr. Daniel C.W. Lee Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education 请扫描QR码阅读全文版 Scan the QR code for the full version 12 No. 414, 19.3.2013

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