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IMU Alumnus Represents Hong Kong in World Dodgeball Championships

20 Feb 2023

Piong Shun Zhe was born and raised in Malaysia. He moved to Hong Kong to pursue a career as a chiropractor under NYMG (EC Healthcare), which has gifted him the opportunity to work hard and play hard. With his athletic ability and a love of Dodgeball, sport has been his driving force to excel as a chiropractor. His clinical knowledge and skills as a chiropractor have allowed him to seamlessly understand how the body works and how all joints and muscles function as a unit which improves his performance overall.


Piong started playing Dodgeball during college and discovered a flair for the sport. He was selected to represent Malaysia at the World Dodgeball Championship where he was one of the youngest athletes to compete at the highest level.

In 2022, Piong was selected to represent Hong Kong, again at the World Dodgeball Championships, which were held in Edmonton, Canada. Team Hong Kong achieved fourth place in the Mens’ (Foam) competition, making history for the country and the Dodgeball Association of Hong Kong, China, which was created in 2006 to help increase the sport’s popularity.


Being a two-time Dodgeball world championship competitor reflects Piong’s attitude to both sport and chiropractic. He emphasizes the need for discipline throughout.

“Working at NYMG has brought me many opportunities and has helped me to reflect on how the world revolves. It has also better exposed me as to what chiropractic can do and what opportunities exist,” he commented. “All in all, Dodgeball and chiropractic have been my strength and pillars of my life. I’d say, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”


Piong Shun Zhe was a chiropractic student at IMU from 2015- 2019 and graduated with a BSc in Chiropractic (Hons) IMU in 2019.


“My time at IMU was intense. Intense is what shaped me into who i am today.” He was left behind with nostalgic memories consisting of good times and bad times. He commented that these were what created the perfect experience of his time on campus. He has also learnt that not only is education the key to success but that to be able to take care of yourself physically and mentally is a core characteristic in what makes him keep up with his work and dodgeball today.


IMU has created the chance for him to showcase his talent in the world stage. He was also awarded the title of “Sportsman of the Year” for excelling in his sports career and made the campus proud for his dodgeball achievements. He thanked IMU for encouraging him to pursue his dream as a professional athlete and a chiropractor today. Without their support, he wouldnt have made it so far.


“Sports is an important factor in a student’s life as it helps develop leadership and confidence in a person which is crucial for a student who is soon to be a healthcare professional.” He also added that sports instill students with an attitude of never giving up, and to push through their limits.

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