Advice by Sport
Decathlon’s passion for sports attracts countless sports lovers to join the family. Our City Sport Team Leader Edmond is one of them. Being the Hong Kong triple jumpers, his passion sports are triple jump and running.
Starting with a no-record jump in the first competition, Edmond now ranked the 3rd in the HKAAA Pre-season Trial this year (2023). The story behind the success is 5 days of training every week for 8 years, which is almost as much as a professional athlete does.
When Edmond applied for university, he wanted to become a track and field coach in the future and help the athletes improve with science. This passion for sports motivated him to take on Sports Science, which became his Major.
Upon his graduation, Edmond worked as a track and field coach for a while. He later wanted to play a different role in promoting triple jump and running. As a result, Edmond joined Decathlon and has worked there for more than four years. He only found out later that Decathlon set up many design centers in France, one of which focuses on track product development. Currently, he works in procurement and sourcing suitable running and track products from the French headquarter for the Hong Kong market.
Credits: Runner's World HK