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Good things come in Small packages

I run. I have been running for a long time. But my diminutive stature compared to most of the people my age has never been a major hinderance to my running. I continue to run despite the perceived disadvantage of having to take more steps. In fact, there are many cases where I am faster than those who are taller than me.

What astonished me however is that this can also be applied to an international setting. At just 5 feet and 5 inches, Leonel Manzano would appear to have a distinct disadvantage to all of his taller counterparts. However, this has not slowed down his running or made his results any worse. In fact, he’s beating many of his opponents. True, he has the benefit of physical conditions (a bigger heart and lower consumption of oxygen), but it goes to show that you can never judge a book by its cover. Just because one is small doesn’t mean one is incapable of brilliant things.

Full article at : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/sports/25runner.html
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WIDPSC 2010 – Results

Here are the final results for each category and overall. Hong Kong’s brilliant performance is clearly visible amongst all these numbers.

Overall

  • 1st – Zeenia Framroze – Canada – 745.33
  • 2nd – Adam Litman – Canada – 740.25
  • 3rd – Colleen McCutcheon – Canada -734.08
  • 4th – Cameron Ewing – USA – 733.07
  • 5th – Saad Sohail – Pakistan – 730.33
  • 6th – Heather Pickerell – Hong Kong – 725.58
  • 7th – Thomas Diment – UK – 724.47
  • 8th – Easton Sheahan-Lee – Canada – 723.83
  • 9th – Aidan Fishman – Canada – 723.12
  • 10th – Lisha Jeena – South Africa – 722.83
  • 16th – Sachin Srivastava – Hong Kong – 719.60
  • 20th – Benjamin So – Hong Kong – 718.00
  • 24th – Tiffany Chung – Hong Kong – 715.83
  • 25th – Griffith Cheng – Hong Kong – 715.58
  • 44th – Geoffrey Liew – Hong Kong – 695.93

Debating

  • 1st – Jessica Hichens – South Africa
  • 2nd – Cameron Ewing – USA
  • 3rd – Adam Litman – Canada
  • 4th – Aidan Fishman – Canada

Impromptu Speaking

  • 1st – Thomas Diment – UK
  • 2nd – Aidan Fishman – Canada
  • 3rd – Adam Tohn – USA

Interpretative Reading

  • 1st – Adam Litman – Canada
  • 2nd – Jan Adrian Muller – South Africa
  • 3rd – Zeenia Framroze – Canada

Persuasive Speaking

  • 1st – Saad Sohail – Pakistan
  • 2nd – Tamara Murat Khan Saleen – Pakistan
  • 3rd – Adam Litman – Canada

After Dinner Speech

  • 1st – George Alexander Charalambous – Cyprus
  • 2nd – Cameron Ewing – USA
  • 3rd – Marcus Ruddle – UK

English as Foreign Language

  • 1st – Eglė Nefaitė – Lithuania – 697.75
  • 2nd – Vykintas Glodenis – Lithuania – 696.88

Full results here.

Hong Kong

Results for Hong Kong following the 2 rounds of each category

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