Growing up, Lau Chi-lung enjoyed very much playing the video game Romance of the Three Kingdoms. One character, Zhao Yun, a general renowned for his combat prowess and spear skills, particularly captivated his imagination. So impressed was he with this character that he changed his name to Chi-lung, mirroring Zhao Yun’s courtesy name, and started taking spear training lessons.
His pursuit of martial arts was further fueled by the film, Ip Man, which left him and his younger sister, Lau Po-yan, fascinated by the martial arts techniques portrayed on-screen. Together, they embarked on a shared journey of learning martial arts, and they are now members of the Wushu Team of Hong Kong, China.
This summer, the siblings took part in the FISU World University Games 2023 held in Chengdu, where Chi-lung brought home a silver medal in the Men’s Nanquan competition. He has now set his sights on the Asian Games, which is held in Hangzhou starting from late September.
“I’m very excited and, at the same time, nervous, as this is my first time participating in the Asian Games. I hope to be able to perform my best and enjoy the competition,” he says.