The Mirror’s male athlete of the week for Jan. 12 is junior Horace Chu of Todd Beamer High School, boys swim and dive.
What is your favorite subject/class in school?
My favorite subject is math.
What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?
I enjoy taking pictures and editing them. Additionally, I enjoy traveling and studying maps.
Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) of Movies?
Some of my favorite movies are Infernal Affairs, Your Name, Chungking Express, and The Last Emperor
You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?
I usually don’t purchase anything at a gas station; But if I had to make a choice, then I would choose a Pocari Sweat and a Ribena Blackcurrant Pastilles.
Describe your pre-game ritual and your favorite post-game meal.
My pre-game ritual involves swimming as part of my warm-up routine before my events. My favorite post-game meal is anything containing meat served with rice or noodles.
Song you currently can’t stop listening to?
Rainy Blue (レイニーブルー) OR From The Beginning Till Now (처음부터 지금까지) OR She’s Like The Wind
From the sidelines: I’ve nominated Horace Chu for Athlete of the Week because of his determination and drive for this sport. Although this is his first year on our high school swim team, he has been involved in club swimming and summer league swimming for many years. He strives to be the best version of himself in the pool every time he is in the water and is always asking for areas of improvement. He stays as late as he can at practice, when our practice ends 5-10 minutes early, he wants to stay in the water for the remaining time available to work on dives or turns. Horace is a prime example of the type of athlete I want all of our student athletes to look up to and hopefully use as a role model.