Translated by Jamie
Netizens praises Runner #88
Pics: credits to lizazun @ lizafans.com
Runner #88, Dr Liza Wang (Ah Jie) participated in the Olympic Torch Relay as a member of the Political Consultative of China and HK Artist. During an interview after the historical event, Liza expressed her utmost joy for being chosen to be one of the 120 runners in the torch relay. Liza said that she did not get enough sleep the night before as she was too excited. Furthermore, to avoid being caught in a traffic jam, she arrived 2 hours before the start of the event and originally planned to have breakfast at a cafe nearby, but she had to skip breakfast as it was already too crowded.
Netizens praised Liza as one of the more dignified runners. Liza thanked the netizens for their support and revealed that she has tried out different ways to hold the Olympic Torch, and she finally decided to hold the torch at 90 degrees.
When Liza was interviewed after the event, she was reluctant to part with the Olympic Torch and was holding it throughout the press interviews. Even after getting onto the bus, her excitement has yet to diminish and she even stretched out of the bus to wave at the public with the Torch in her hand at all times.
Law Kar Ying returned to Hong Kong on the day of the Olympic Torch Relay and hoped to see Liza holding the Olympic Torch at the scene. However, his flight only arrived after 2pm and was unable to rush to Tsim Tsa Tsui, thus he only managed to watch her on TV. Originally, he wanted to surprise Liza by turning up at the end point of Liza's relay route, but the plan had to be scrapped.
At 4pm, a show was held at Tuin Mun to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch and when Law Kar Ying performed on stage, he surprised the audience by performing a somersault and a split. His effort were awarded with a thunderous applause from the audience.