Sports and physical recreation are hobbies I have always been interested in. These include joining high school teams for volleyball, swimming, wresting and track and field. I have also competed nationally for the Edmonton Royals Track and Field Clubs in sprints. Most notably, I placed second in the U18 4 x 100m relay at the Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championships in Langley, BC in 2013. Other achievements are placing first in various provincial U18 x 100m relay races. More outstanding achievements include being captain of the M.E. LaZerte's swim team and wrestling team. As captain, my team placed second in tier 1 and competed provincially respectively. Participating in many sports has shaped me into a success-driven individual willing to work dilligently towards my goals. Currently, I am involved in occasional recreational activities such as biking, running, weightlifting, tennis, badminton and volleyball. These activities physically and mentally balance my academic life.
Another passion I have is Chinesse Chess which I have won numerous U18 competitions in Edmonton. During my free time, I like to study different unfavourable chess formations andplay online. Chinese Chess has taught me how to think outside the box in unfavourable winning conditions and analyze the feasibility of certain moves similar to designing feasible concepts in mechanical engineering.