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February
Specialised training hall for Hong Kong gymnasts
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The official opening of the permanent gymnastics training hall in Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre will allow the national squad and gymnasts from other associations and schools to further enhance their gymnastics skills.

The gymnastics training hall was converted from the multi-purpose secondary hall of Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre. The training hall covers an area of 780 square metres and is equipped with a wide range of gymnastics equipment, including ceiling rings, horizontal bars, parallel bars, uneven bars, pommel horse, balance team, vaulting table and exercise floor.

Officiating at the opening ceremony today (February 26), the Secretary for Home Affairs, Dr Patrick Ho, expressed confidence that Hong Kong gymnasts would benefit from this well-equipped venue to train themselves and continue enhancing their skills for attaining greater achievements at future international competitions.

With the support of the Architectural Services Department, the Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China, Kwun Tong District Council and the local community, the LCSD sped up the conversion works at the secondary hall of Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre, aiming at expediting the completion of a permanent gymnastics training venue for the athletes, Dr Ho said.

The gymnastics training hall in Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre opened as scheduled in December last year for gymnasts to have their training.

Besides the gymnastics training hall, Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre provides a host of recreation and sports facilities, including a multi-purpose arena which can be used as two basketball courts or eight badminton courts, a climbing wall, a fitness room, a childrens playroom, three golf driving bays, a golf practice green, an activity room and two squash courts.

The arena has a spectator stand of 500 seats.

Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre opens from 7am to 11pm daily.


Ends/Sunday, February 26, 2006
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