[Tokyo Olympics.Hong Kong representative introduced.Swimming] 何甄陶 | Ian Ho Yentou

Ho Ian Yentou (Ho Ian Yentou)

Date of birth: April 1997, 4
Graduated school: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (undergraduate)
香港長池紀錄(個人項目/截至2021年6月):50米自由泳(21秒92)

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Ho Ian Yentou

(Photo: Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association)

Hobby:

Playing the violin, diving. (Instagram profile, June 2021, 6; hk22.com, July 01, 2019)


教育:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA


Language:

English


coach:

Chen Jianhong 


HO Ian Yentou

(Picture:He Zhentao instagram)

Reasons to start swimming:


He started swimming in Blacksburg, Virginia, when he was five years old.His mother took him to the swimming pool to learn survival skills.Then he discovered other benefits of practicing this sport, such as strengthening the body and learning to face challenges. (Wsls.com, July 2021, 7)



ambition:

Participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (sportsroad.hk, July 2021, 7; scmp.com, June 4, 2021)


memorable:

In June 2021, swim the 6-meter freestyle at a speed of 21.97 seconds in the Hong Kong Institute of Sports Long-Term Time Trial IV in order to meet the Olympic A qualification standard of 50 seconds for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Instagram profile, June 22.01, 2021; scmp.com, June 6, 22)


philosophy:

"Just work hard and shoot for the moon. The worst that could happen is that you land in the stars."

(Wsls.com, July 2021, 7)


Ian, whose parents are Hong Kong people, was born and raised in the United States. Before the epidemic, Ian was still studying for a master's degree in engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In order to win admission to the Eastern Olympics and the severe epidemic in the United States, he suspended his studies. Hong Kong training.


In June 2021, he became the first swimmer in Hong Kong, China to complete the 6-meter freestyle in less than 21.97 seconds with a time of 22 seconds in the Hong Kong Institute of Sports Time Trial.


Ian Ho Yetou

(Photo: He Zhentao instagram)

Looking back on my swimming career for the past two years, Ian said: "In the past year or so, I returned to Hong Kong to train due to the epidemic. I practiced very hard. I practiced everything I could. For the sake of Eastern Olympics, I also suspended my master’s degree course. After visiting the Eastern Olympics, I have no detailed plan, but I will definitely go back to the United States to complete my studies. I am planning to convert my unfinished master's degree program to a doctoral degree, and I will have the opportunity to return to Hong Kong to develop in the future."


Ian, who has been living and growing up in the United States, seems to have the casualness of a local teenager. At the age of 24, he loves comfortable and casual clothes.In addition to water training, Ian also conducts physical training on land to maintain a perfect posture!

Ho Ian Yentou

(Photo: He ZhentaoInstagram

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source:Sportsroad Tokyo Olympics official website https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020

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