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Sports Bulletin February 2007

Removal Notice

The new address of the Hong Kong Sports Institute effective from 1 January 2007 is as follows:

2 On Chun Street
Ma On Shan,
Sha Tin, N.T.
Hong Kong

(Phone no., fax no., URL and email address remain unchanged)

Contents

I. Sporting Achievements

II. Other News



Junior squash team wins 6 gold medals at the Welsh Junior Open and the Austrian Junior Open

Junior squash players Tong Tsz-wing, Liu Tsz-ling and Au Wing-chi won their Girls Under 15, Girls Under 17 and Girls Under 19 titles respectively at the Welsh Junior Open held on 2-4 March in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Fresh from their success, they secured the same title in their respective categories at the Austrian Junior Open held on 9-11 March in Vienna, Austria.

 

From left: Liu Tsz-ling, Tong Tsz-wing and Au Wing-chi at the Welsh Junior Open
(Photos provided by the Hong Kong Squash)

  From left: Liu Tsz-ling, Au Wing-chi and Tong Tsz-wing at the Austrian Junior Open
(Photos provided by the Hong Kong Squash)


Table tennis team wins 2 medals at the ITTF Pro Tour Kuwait International Open

The Hong Kong table tennis team won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal at the ITTF Pro Tour Kuwait International Open held on 19-22 February in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Athlete
Event
Medal
Tie Yana , Zhang Rui
Women's doubles
Bronze medal
Cheung Yuk, Li Ching
Men's doubles
Silver medal

 




Tennis player Zhang Ling wins her first professional title in the ITF series tournament

Hong Kong tennis player Zhang Ling won her first professional singles' title in the ITF Womens Circuit (Wellington leg) held on 26 February V 4 March in Wellington, New Zealand.




Wheelchair fencing team wins 10 medals at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup

The Hong Kong wheelchair fencing team won 5 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup held on 8-11 March in Valencia, Spain.

Athlete Event Medal
Chan Yui-chong Women's Foil Individual (Cat. B) Gold medal
Chan Yui-chong Women's Epee Individual (Cat. B) Gold medal
Fan Pui-shan Women's Foil Individual (Cat. A) Bronze medal
Fan Pui-shan Women's Epee Individual (Cat. A) Bronze medal
Yu Chui-yee Women's Foil Individual (Cat. A) Bronze medal
Yu Chui-yee Women's Epee Individual (Cat. A) Gold medal
Yu Chui-yee, Fan Pui-shan
Cho Ping, Chan Yui-chong
Women's Foil Team Gold medal
Chan Wing-kin Men's Foil Individual (Cat. A) Silver medal
Chan Wing-kin Men's Sabre Individual (Cat. A) Gold medal
Cheong Meng-chai Men's Sabre Individual (Cat. A) Bronze medal
(Photo provided by the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)


Elite results roundup (15 January V 14 February)

Name Event Position / No. of Entries
Squash
Buler Squash Challenge Cup 2007 Chiu Wing-yin Women's Singles 1st / 28
(2/1/2007, Hong Kong) Mak Pui-hin 3rd / 28
 
Grays Norwegian Open 2007 Ng Jia-yunn Women's Singles 3rd / 18
(1/2/2007, Oslo)
 
Asian Junior Squash Championships 2007 Au Wing-chi Women's Individual 1st / 46
(7/2/2007, Hong Kong) Chan Ho-ling 2nd / 46
Chiu Ka-kei 5th / 46
 
Au Chun-ming Men's Individual 5th / 64
 
Au Wing-chi Women's Team 1st / 8
Chan Ho-ling
Chiu Ka-kei
Leung Shin-nga
 
Au Chun-ming Men's Team 4th / 13
Chan Kai-chi
Fung Ji-yang
 
Windsurfing
Sail Melbourne International Regatta Chan Wai-kei RS:X Women 2nd / 11
(20/1/2007, Melbourne)
Chan King-yin RS:X Men 7th / 23
Ho Chi-ho 3rd / 23



Coaches nominated for prestigious Awards

A total of 115 nominations were received from 32 National Sports Associations and community sports clubs for the 2006 Hongkong Bank Foundation Coaching Awards. Awards in six categories of excellence will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony to be held on 13 May 2007 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The Awards Scheme is the only territory-wide programme that recognises the contributions of coaches, who are the driving force behind every successful athlete.




Hongkong Bank Foundation Coaching Directors Forum's participants tour HKSI

The annual Hongkong Bank Foundation Coaching Directors Forum was held on 24 March at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI). A total of 32 representatives from 22 National Sports Associations attended the Forum. The HKSI arranged a tour of its new headquarters facilities at the Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village. Participants visited the training facilities and various ancillary facilities.




New references at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)

Tendon injuries: basic science and clinical medicine
(SIC call no.: RD 688 .T46 2005)

Edited by Nicola Maffulli, Per Renstrom and Wayne B. Leadbetter, and published by Springer in 2005, this book is a comprehensive reference on the management of tendon ailments. It describes the current principles of diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of tendon injuries and disorders. The book is useful for physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, sports coaches and athletes.

Magnetic resonance imaging in orthopaedics and sports medicine (3rd edition)
(SIC call no.: RD734.5 .M33 2007)

Written by David W. Stoller and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 2007. This collection is a two-volume set, providing important information and novel concepts about MRI in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Volume One focuses on lower extremity and Volume Two on upper extremity. Each volume contains more than 1,000 pages of images and colour illustrations with comprehensive figure legends in orthopaedic pathoanatomy. More than 20 experts contributed to the collection. Sports medicine practitioners may find it useful.