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Sports Bulletin April 2007

Contents

I. Sporting Achievements

II. Other News



Badminton player Wang Chen takes women's singles title at the Indonesia Open Super Series

Hong Kong badminton player Wang Chen captured the women's singles title at the Indonesia Open Super Series held on 8 íV13 May in Jakarta, Indonesia.



Cyclist Alex John Hunter wins a bronze medal at the China National BMX Race

Hong Kong cyclist Alex John Hunter won a bronze medal at the China National BMX Race held on 25 April in Anji, Zhejiang of China. Hunter became a HKSI scholarship athlete in 2006 and started receiving full-time formal training since then.

  First from left: Alex John Hunter


Cyclist Lam Kai-tsun wins a silver medal at the China National Road Race

Hong Kong cyclist Lam Kai-tsun won a silver medal in the Men's 175km Individual Road Race at the China National Road Race held on 10-13 May in Jiaonan, China.
Lam Kai-tsun

 



Squash players Au Wing-chi and Ng Jia-yunn win their first WISPA title

Two Hong Kong squash players Au Wing-chi and Ng Jia-yunn won their first Women's International Squash Players Association (WISPA) titles in April.

Au Wing-chi won the women's singles title at the National Sports Council Satellite No.1 held on 4-8 April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Au became the Asian Junior champion in Feburary this year for the first time, followed by winning the Welsh Junior Open title and the Austria Junior Open title last month.

The other squash player, Ng Jia-yunn, won the women's singles title at the Hellendoorn Open held on 13-15 April in the Netherlands.

Au Wing-chi  

Ng Jia-yunn



Squash player Chiu Wing-yin wins a silver medal at the Texas Open

Hong Kong squash player Chiu Wing-yin won a silver medal in the women's singles at the Texas Open held on 10-13 May in Dallas, USA.



Table tennis team wins 3 medals at the ITTF Pro Tour Brazilian Open

The Hong Kong table tennis team won 2 gold medals and 1 silver at the ITTF Pro Tour Brazilian Open held on 12-15 April in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Athlete

Event

Medal

Yu Kwok-see

Women's singles (Under 21)

Silver medal

Tie Yana

Women's singles

Gold medal

Tie Yana , Zhang Rui

Women's doubles

Gold medal

 

  From left: Tie Yana, Zhang Rui


Table tennis team wins 7 medals at the ITTF Pro Tour Chile Open

The Hong Kong table tennis team won 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the ITTF Pro Tour Chile Open held on 18-22 April in Santiago, Chile.

Athlete

Event

Medal

Jiang Hua-jun

Women's singles

Gold medal

Tie Yana

Women's singles

Bronze medal

Jiang Hua-jun, Lin Ling

Women's doubles

Silver medal

Tie Yana , Zhang Rui

Women's doubles

Gold medal

Tang Pang

Men's singles

Silver medal

Jiang Tian Yi

Men's singles

Bronze medal

Ko Lai-chak, Li Ching

Men's doubles

Gold medal

From Left: Li Ching, Ko Lai-chak

From Left: Tie Yana , Zhang Rui


Triathlete Lee Chi-wo wins a gold medal at the ITU Triathlon Asian Cup

Hong Kong triathlete Lee Chi-wo won a gold medal at the ITU Triathlon Asian Cup held on 12 - 13 May Yicheng, China.

Middle: Lee Chi-wo

 


Wheelchair fencing team wins 6 medals at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup

The Hong Kong wheelchair fencing team won 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup held on 26 - 29 April in Montreal, Canada.

Athlete

Event

Medal

Fan Pui-shan

Women's Epee Individual (Cat. A)

Bronze medal

Fan Pui-shan

Women's Foil Individual (Cat. A)

Gold medal

Yu Chui-yee

Women's Epee Individual (Cat. A)

Gold medal

Yu Chui-yee

Women's Foil Individual (Cat. A)

Silver medal

Fan Pui-shan,
Ng Justine Charissa,
Yu Chui-yee,
Wong Kit-mui

Women's Epee Team

Gold medal

Chan Wing-kin

Men's Foil Individual (Cat. A)

Bronze medal

From Left: Yu Chui-yee, Fan Pui-shan
(Photo provided by the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)




Elite results roundup (15 March íV 14 April)

Name Event Position / No. of Entries
Badminton
Asian Badminton Championships 2007 Wang Chen Women's Singles 3rd/ 60
(10/4/2007, Johor Bahru, Malaysia) Yip Pui-yin 5th/ 60
 
Chan Yan-kit Men's Singles 5th/ 88
 
Njoto Albertus Susanto Men's Doubles 5th/ 44
Wiratama Yohan Hadikusumo
 
Koon Wai-chee Mixed Doubles 5th/ 44
Putra Alroy Tanama
 
Cycling
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Wong Kam-po Men's Scratch Race 1st/ 22
(29/3/2007, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
 
Snooker
Honghe Industrial China Open Fu Ka-chun Singles 5th/ 64
(25/3/2007, Beijing, China)
 
Squash
Savcor Finnish Open 2007 Mak Pui-hin Women's Singles 3rd/ 18
(17/3/2007, Mikkeli, Finland)
 
Spaworld Hellendoorn Open 2007 Ng Jia-yunn Women's Singles 1st/ 20
(14/4/2007, Hellendoorn, Netherland)
 
Table Tennis
2007 Liebherr Brazilian Open Lin Ling Women's Singles 5th/ 55
(12/4/2007, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Tie Yana 1st/ 55
 
Tie Yana Women's Doubles 1st/ 27
Zhang Rui
 
Jiang Hua-jun 5th/ 27
Lin Ling
 
Tang Peng Men's Singles 5th/ 56
 
Yu Kwok-see Women's Singles (U21) 2nd/ 26
 
Tennis
ITF Malaysian World Junior Tennis Champs, G1 Zhang Ling Girl's Singles 1st/ 64
(20/3/2007, Miri, Malaysia)
Yang Zi-jun Girl's Doubles 2nd/ 32
Zhang Ling
 
18th Mitsubishi-Lancer Int'l Junior Champs, G1 Yang Zi-jun Girl's Singles 5th/ 64
(27/3/2007, Manila, The Philippines) Zhang Ling 1st/ 64


Bus advertising campaign of the HKSI promotes local elite sports

The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) has received generous support from the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited, sponsoring bus body advertisements on two bus routes (Route No. 219X and 296D). Commencing from February, two messages about HKSI's role in "Providing full support to Hong Kong athletes striving for the best in the international sporting arena" and "Identifying and nurturing talented athletes to win glory for Hong Kong" were conveyed to the public. The messages were displayed against a background of action photographs of Hong Kong's elite athletes.



HKSI assists cyclist Wong Kam-po to find business partners

The world cycling champion Wong Kam-po has been invited by many organisations to help promote corporate image and participate in product launch campaigns. Wong helped the Hong Kong School of Motoring to promote its professional image by starring in their new series of TV commercials and printed advertisements. He was also invited as the Ambassador of the Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby organised by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the guest instructor of a cycling fitness training course for the residents of Harbour Green, a residential project developed by the Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. Recently, he was named as the product endorser of VITAS instant muscle relaxant.

If your organisation is interested in elite sport sponsorship, please contact the HKSI Public Affairs & Marketing Department at 2681 6375.



The Hongkong Bank Foundation Continuing Coach Education Programme (CCEP)

A seminar on "Sports Psychology-Practice and Theory" organised by the Hong Kong Coaching Committee was held on 24 March at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI). Dr Si Gang-yan, HKSI Sport Psychologist, introduced the concepts and theories on modern sports psychology and its application on enhancing athletic training at the seminar. Over 70 coaches attended the seminar.



New references at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)

Stretching anatomy
(SIC call no.: QM151 .N45 2007)

Written by Arnold G. Nelson, Jouko Kokkonen and published by Human Kinetics in 2007, this book is a comprehensive guide to improving flexibility and muscular strength. It shows how stretching increases range of motion, supplements training, enhances recovery and maximises efficiency of movement. It provides full-coloured anatomical illustrations of the muscles in action and easy-to-follow stretch instruction. The book is an invaluable resource for athletes, coaches, strength and conditioning and fitness professionals.

The sports coach as educator: re-conceptualising sports coaching
(SIC call no.: GV711 .S68 2006)

Edited by Robyn L. Jones and published by Routledge in 2006, this book introduces educational theory for sports coaching. Researchers in physical education, educational psychology, sports psychology and sports coach training explore the nature of coaching from an educational perspective. The text covers educational concepts in coaching; development of coaching communities of practice and expert coaching; reflective practice and mentoring; and future directions in professional coaching. This book is useful for coaches, coach trainers and people who study sports coaching.