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Sports Bulletin Vol.3, 2014


I. Sporting Achievements (1 - 28 February 2014)

II. Other News

Athletics team (Hong Kong Sports Association for the Mentally Handicapped)
wins a gold medal at the INAS World Indoor Athletics Championships

The Hong Kong athletics team (Hong Kong Sports Association for the Mentally Handicapped) won a gold medal at the INAS World Indoor Athletics Championships held on 26 February - 3 March in Reims, France.

Athlete Event Medal
Cheung Che-wai,
Chow Chiu-keung,
Tang Cheuk-man,
Tsang Kung-yuen
Men's 4 x200m Relay Gold


From left: Cheung Kin-fun (Athletics Coach, HKSAM), Chow Chiu-keung, Cheung Che-wai, Tsang Kung-yuen, Tang Cheuk-man  

(Photo provided by the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Mentally Handicapped)

Badminton team wins 3 medals at the YONEX Dutch Junior

The Hong Kong badminton team won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals at the YONEX Dutch Junior held on 27 February - 2 March in Haarlem, Netherlands.

Athlete Event Medal
Fan Ka-yan, Wu Yi-ting Women's Doubles Bronze
Yonny Chung, Yeung Shing-choi Men's Doubles Bronze
Yonny Chung, Ng Tsz-yau Mixed Doubles Gold

Badminton athletes Lee Cheuk-yiu wins a bronze medal at the
17th Badminton Asia Youth U19 Championships

Badminton athletes Lee Cheuk-yiu won a bronze medal in the Men's Singles event at the 17th Badminton Asia Youth U19 Championships held on 16 - 23 February in Taipei, Taiwan.

Billiard sports team wins 3 medals at the WLBSA Southern Classic

The Hong Kong billiard sports team won1 gold and 2 bronze medals at the WLBSA Southern Classic held on 23 February in Swindon, England.

Athlete Event Medal
Ng On-yee Individual Gold
Ip Wan-in Individual Bronze
So Man-yan Individual Bronze
Ng On-yee
Right: Ip Wan-in Right: So Man-yan

Cycling athletes Cheung King-lok wins a bronze medal at the
UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Cycling athletes Cheung King-lok won a bronze medal in the Scratch, Men Elite event at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships held on 26 February - 2 March in Cali, Colombia.

Fencing athlete Kong Man-wai wins a bronze medal at the Women's Epee World Cup

Fencing athlete Kong Man-wai won a bronze medal in the Women's Epee event at the Women's Epee World Cup held on 7 - 8 February in Leipzig, Germany.



  2nd from right: Kong Man-wai

Gymnastics athlete Yu Sze-ching wins a silver medal at the
National Youth Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Gymnastics athlete Yu Sze-ching won a silver medal in the Girls' All-round (Group B) event at the National Youth Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held on 10 - 16 February in Beijing, China.

Squash athlete Tong Tsz-wing wins a silver medal at the
Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit 1

Squash athlete Tong Tsz-wing won a silver medal in the Women's Singles event at the Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit 1 held on 27 February - 2 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Table tennis team wins 3 medals at the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Qatar Open

The Hong Kong table tennis team won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals at the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Qatar Open held on 18 - 23 February in Doha, Qatar.

Athlete Event Medal
Doo Hoi-kem Women's Singles Bronze
Ng Wing-nam Women's Singles Bronze
Lee Ho-ching, Ng Wing-nam Women's Doubles Gold
Doo Hoi-kem From left: Lee Ho-ching, Ng Wing-nam

(Photos provided by the International Table Tennis Federation)

Elite results roundup (1 - 31 January 2014)
  Name Event Position /
No. Of Entries
Victor Korea Open  Chan Yun-lung ,
Tse Ying-suet 
Mixed Doubles 3rd/ 36
(7/1/2014, Seoul, South Korea)  
UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Series 3 Lee Wai-sze 500m Time Trial, Women 3rd/ 16
(17/1/2014, Guadalajara, Mexico)  
  Lee Wai-sze Keirin, Women 1st/ 14
  Diao Xiaojuan Scratch, Women 1st/ 26
  Lee Wai-sze Sprint, Women 3rd/ 24
Japan Track Cup  
(24/1/2014, Shuzenji, Japan) Leung Ka-yu Keirin, Men Junior 2nd/ 14
  Leung Ka-yu Point Race, Men Junior 2nd/ 12
  ˇ@ ˇ@  
  Cheung King-lok Omnium, Men 2nd/ 18
  Cheung King-lok Point Race, Men 2nd/ 18
  Leung Chun-wing Point Race, Men 1st/ 18
Harrow Greenwich Open  Au Wing-chi Women's Singles 3rd/ 28
(22/1/2014, Greenwich, USA)  
Australia Day Challenge  Liu Tsz-ling Women's Singles 2nd/ 25
(23/1/2014, Ipswich, Australia)  
  Tong Tsz-wing Women's Singles 3rd/ 25
Cleveland Classic  Au Wing-chi Women's Singles 2nd/ 28
(30/1/2014, Cleveland, USA)  
Table Tennis  
GAC Group ITTF World Tour Grand Finals Ng Wing-nam Women's Singles (U21) 2nd/ 8
(9/1/2014, Dubai, UAE)        
ITTF Global Junior Circuit Finals Doo Hoi-kem Junior Girls' Singles 1st/ 16
(24/1/2014, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)  
  Hung Ka-tak Junior Boys' Singles 3rd/ 16
SIM 33rd Singapore Open Asian
Windsurfing Championships
Choi Wing-chi Techno Youth Girl 2nd/ 11
(22/1/2014, East Coast Park, Singapore)
  Chan Tsz-kit Techno Youth Boy 1st/ 26
  Wong Chun-yan  Techno Youth Boy 3rd/ 26
  Cheng Kwok-fai IMCO Men 1st/ 8
  Lee Chun-ting IMCO Men 2nd/ 8
  ˇ@ ˇ@  
  Lo Sin-lam RS:X Women 2nd/ 11
  ˇ@ ˇ@  
  Ngai Wai-yan RS:X Women 1st/ 11
  ˇ@ ˇ@  

HKSI New Year Luncheon

The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) hosted a New Year Luncheon at its new Main Building on 14 February, where 100 guests from the National Sports Associations, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, the Government, as well as sponsors and partners, were invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year. During the luncheon, HKSI Chief Executive Dr Trisha Leahy expressed her gratitude for the concerted effort made by all parties over the past year in promoting elite sports development in Hong Kong, and looked forward to continual cooperation with all sectors to facilitate athletesˇ¦ preparation for the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games and Asian Para Games in September and October.

From right: members of the HKSI Board Mr Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, Ms Lisa Yip Sau-wah JP, Mr Lam Cheuk-yum, Mr Karl Kwok Chi-leung MH, Ms Winnie Ng, Mr Jonathan McKinley JP and Ms Denise Ho Suk-chun, joined by Chief Executive Dr Trisha Leahy, propose a toast to the luncheon guests.

HKSI and HKIEd sign Memorandum of Understanding for Dual Career Pathways of Elite Athletes

To foster a deep collaboration in the areas of athlete education and research, the HKSI and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) will host the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony on 17 April. A dialogue session themed ˇ§Dual Career Pathways of Elite Athletesˇ¨ will be held immediately after the ceremony, bringing together the principal official in charge of sports development, athletes and coaches to chart a way forward to create a more healthy and sustainable environment for Hong Kongˇ¦s sports talents in the long run. Other than Mr Tsang Tak-sing GBS JP, Secretary for Home Affairs, Shen Jinkang, HKSI Head Cycling Coach; Wong Kam-po, world champion and HKSI Cycling Coach, Lee Wai-sze, world champion and Olympic bronze medallist; and Chan King-yin, Asian Games gold medallist and HKSI Assistant Windsurfing Coach will also join the dialogue session.

The event will be conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua, and simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese, Putonghua and English will be provided. Members of the public are welcome to attend. For event participation and details, please visit the HKIEd website


2014 Olympism Camp

Jointly organised by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) and the HKSI, the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympism Camp was held on 11 February at the Tai Tam Scout Centre, Tai Tam Road. Officiating guests included Mr Jonathan McKinley JP, Deputy Secretary (Recreation and Sport) of Home Affairs Bureau, Dr Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive of HKSI, and Professor Leung Mee-lee, Hon Deputy Secretary General of SF&OC and Director of Studies of Hong Kong Olympic Academy.

Professor Leung expressed that the Olympism Camp provides a valuable opportunity in a camp environment for elite athletes to experience the value of Olympism and professionalism by presenting the Olympic motto ˇ§Citius, Altius and Fortiusˇ¨ in their athletic life. Through the education of Olympism and Olympic values, athletes will not only enhance their self-being, sense of identity through their status as an elite athlete, but also positively influence friends,family and the community.

The three-day residential camp took place from 11-13 February, attracting 30 serving athletes from 12 elite sports to participate. The participating athletes were informed of Hong Kongˇ¦s sports structure and received information about sports nutrition and psychology, anti-doping, media relation through various lectures, games and presentations. In addition, athletes learnt about the core values of Olympism including ˇ§Excellence, Respect and Friendshipˇ¨ through tailor-made team-building activities.

(Photos provided by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China)

HKSI Athletesˇ¦ Annual Party

Over 300 participants including athletes, coaches and guests attended the 2014 HKSI Athlete Annual Party, which was held on 21 March at Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin. The party is an annual function for HKSI Scholarship Athletes aiming to provide a social platform to support their personal-social development. Building on a theme of ˇ§New Scenes of HKSIˇ¨, athletes demonstrated their other talents in a variety of activities, such as designing the souvenir programme, playing games, singing and guitar performances.

Deputy Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong) visits HKSI

Mr Jason Yeung Chi-wai, Deputy Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong), visited the HKSI on 20 February. Accompanied by the HKSIˇ¦s Chief Executive Dr Trisha Leahy and senior management, Mr Yeung toured the elite training and support service facilities on the premises, gaining a better understanding of the elite sport development and athletesˇ¦ training in Hong Kong.

1st and 2nd from right: Mr Jason Yeung Chi-wai (Deputy Chief Executive, Bank of ChinaˇeHong Kongˇf), Dr Trisha Leahy (Chief Executive, HKSI)

Angel Wong shares at Sun Life annual dinner

Gymnast Angel Wong Hiu-ying was invited to attend Sun Life Financialˇ¦s annual dinner on 28 February, where she shared her keys to success with 600 staff members. She inspired the audience with her story of creating a new balance beam mount at the London 2012 Olympics, which was named after her as the ˇ§Wong Hiu Ying Angel Mountˇ¨ by the International Gymnastics Federation, and encouraged them to make changes and look beyond their limits to a new horizon.

Left: Angel Wong Hiu-ying

ESSKA/APKASS Travelling Fellows visit HKSI

Four recipients of a  travelling fellowship jointly offered by the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and the Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS) led by Professor Luigi Pederzini visited the HKSI on 26 March. The group was introduced to the range of sports science and medicine services and training facilities provided at the Institute, and had a good exchange of views and experiences with our sports scientists and coaches.

  From left: Dr Mihai Vioreanu (Travelling Fellow), Dr Raymond So (Director of Elite Training Science and Technology, HKSI), Prof Luigi Pederzini (Godfather of Travelling Fellow), Dr. Panagiotis G. Ntagiopoulos (Travelling Fellow), Prof. Mario Ronga (Travelling Fellow)

New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
Sport finance (Third edition)
(Call no.: GV716 .F75 2013)
With the increased spending in today's sport organisations, it is essential to have a solid understanding of sport finance. Apart from discussion of a number of key financial concepts, the book comes with a wealth of topics including business structures, ethical guidelines and issues in auditing. Numerous case studies drawn from actual practice are also presented in the book. It maintains a strong practical orientation. The updated third edition is intended to give a comprehensive overview for readers to understand what drives the financial success or failure in the sport industry. Novices as well as seasoned professionals will find this reference guide useful.
Distance cycling
(Call no. GV1048 .H84 2011)

This book is a comprehensive guide for distance cycling. The two authors are experienced cycling coaches and one of them is the former director of UltraMarathon Cycling Association. UMCA is a leading international organisation dedicated to distance cycling. The book provides useful information for planning, training and competing in long-distance events. Areas include assessment and goal setting, fitness and mental preparation, nutrition, equipment selection and basic roadside maintenance, technique and injury prevention. The book is easy to read and is recommended to riders of all ability level.