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Sports Bulletin July 2006

Contents

I. Sporting Achievements

II. Other News



Hong Kong team wins 32 medals at the 4th Special Olympics China Games

Congratulations to the Hong Kong team who won 9 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze medals at the 4th Special Olympics China Games held on 28 July íV 4 August in Harbin, China.

A total of 25 athletes competed in 4 events - badminton, table tennis, basketball and swimming.



Badminton team wins 2 medals at the Macau Badminton Open

Hong Kong badminton player Yip Pui-yin won a silver medal in the women's singles at the Macau Badminton Open held on 19-23 July. Wang Chen won a bronze medal in the same event.



Cyclist Chan Chun-hing wins a bronze medal at the 2006 China Cup Mountain Bike Race - Series 1

Hong Kong cyclist Chan Chun-hing won a bronze medal at the cross country event of the 2006 China Cup Mountain Bike Race - Series 1 held on 10 August in Qinghuadao, China.


Cyclist Wong Kin-chung wins 4 medals at the Sultan Azlan Shah ACC Track Asia Cup Championships (Thailand leg)

Hong Kong cyclist Wong Kin-chung won 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal at the Sultan Azlan Shah ACC Track Asia Cup Championships held on 12-13 July in Bangkok, Thailand. Wong Kin-chung also won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in the previous round held on 7-9 July in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Event
Medal
Men's Keirin
Gold medal
Men's 1km Time Trial
Silver medal
Men's Sprint íV Time Trial
Silver medal
Men's Sprint
Bronze medal


Cycling team wins 4 medals at the National Cycling Championships

The Hong Kong cycling team won 1 gold and 3 silver medals at the National Cycling Championships held on 3 August in Changchun, China.


Left: Cheung King-wai Right: Wong Kam-po

Lam Kai-tsun

Yeung Ying-hon
Athlete Event Medal
Cheung King-wai Men 175km Individual Road Race Gold medal
Wong Kam-po Men 175km Individual Road Race Silver medal
Lam Kai-tsun Men 80km Individual Circuit Silver medal
Yeung Ying-hon Men Junior 80km Individual Circuit Silver medal


Wheelchair fencing team wins 10 medals at the 2006 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup (Poland leg)

The Hong Kong wheelchair fencing team won 7 gold and 3 bronze medals at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup held on 15-17 July in Warsaw, Poland.

Athlete Event Medal
Chan Yui-chong Women's Foil Individual Gold medal
Yu Chui-yee Women's Foil Individual Gold medal
Chan Yui-chong Women's Epee Individual Gold medal
Yu Chui-yee Women's Epee Individual Gold medal
Yu Chui-yee, Fan Pui-san
Ng Justine Charissa, Chan Yui-chong
Women's Foil Team Gold medal
Chan Wing-kin Men's Foil Individual Gold medal
Hui Charn-hung Men's Foil Individual Gold medal
Fan Pui-san Women's Foil Individual Bronze medal
Hui Charn-hung Men's Sabre Individual Bronze medal
Chung Ting-ching Men's Epee Individual Bronze medal


Junior rowing team wins 6 medals at the 12th Asian Junior Rowing Championships

The Hong Kong junior rowing team won 2 silver and 4 bronze medals at the 12th Asian Junior Rowing Championships held on 12-16 July in Singapore. This is the sixth consecutive year that Hong Kong rowers have been successful medal winners in the Asian Junior Rowing Championships.
Athlete Event Medal
Lai Tim-wai Junior Men Single Sculls Silver medal
To Yuk-ting Junior Women Single Sculls Silver medal
Chu Ka-ming, Wong Hoi-sang Junior Men Double Sculls Bronze medal
Choy Tsz-sang, Leung Chung-ming Junior Men Pairs Bronze medal
To Yuk-ting, Wong Jing Gloria Junior Women Pairs Bronze medal
Choy Tsz-sang, Ho Fuk-shing,
Leung Chung-ming, Tang Ho-man
Junior Men Fours Bronze medal


Squash player Chiu Wing-yin successfully defends the Crocodile Challenge Cup title

Hong Kong squash player Chiu Wing-yin repeated her 2005 success by winning the Crocodile Challenge Cup held on 18-23 July in Hong Kong.


Junior squash team wins 2 medals at the Dutch Junior Open 2006

The Hong Kong squash team won a silver and a bronze medals at the Dutch Junior Open 2006 held on 13-16 July in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Au Wing-chi also won a silver medal in the Girls under 19 event at the Pioneer Junior Open held on 7-10 July in Cologne, Germany.


Right: Au Wing-chi Left: Chan Ho-ling
Athlete Event Medal
Au Wing-chi Girls under 19 Silver medal
Chan Ho-ling Girls under 19 Bronze medal


Tenpin bowler Wu Siu-hong wins a gold medal at the 19th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Hong Kong tenpin bowler Wu Siu-hong won the men's masters event at the 19th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships held on 8 íV 17 August in Jakarta, Indonesia. He previously won a silver medal at the men's all events in 2004.

Hong Kong last won a gold medal at this Championships in 2000 when Lam Yim took the women's singles event title.



Triathlete Andrew Wright wins a gold medal at the 15th Jiayuguan Asian Triathlon Championships

Hong Kong triathlete Andrew Wright won a gold medal in the men's under 23 category of the 15th Jiayuguan Asian Triathlon Championships held on 12-13 August in Jiayuguan, China.

The junior women's team (Cheung Ting-yan and Hui Wai-sum) and junior men's team (Chan Ye-ko and Ho King-fun) took third place honours in the junior sprint team events.

 



Triathlon team wins 4 medals at the ITU Asian Continental Cup series


Prize presentation ceremony for the Male Elite event.

The Hong Kong triathlon team won 3 silver and 1 bronze medals at the ITU Asian Continental Cup series held on 22-23 July in Jinzhou, China.
Athlete Event Medal
Lee Chi-wo Male Elite Silver medal
Lee Chi-wo, Andrew Wright,
Leung Ching-yin
Male Elite Team Silver medal
Chan Ye-ko Male Junior Sprint Silver medal
Ho King-fun Male Junior Sprint Bronze medal


Junior windsurfing team wins 3 medals at the 2006 Mistral Junior & Youth World Championships

The Hong Kong junior windsurfing team won 2 gold and 1 bronze medal at the 2006 Mistral Junior & Youth World Championships held on 31 July - 6 August in Marsala, Italy. This is the first time the team has won 2 gold medals in the same world championship event.


Back row from left: Chan Hei-man, Ma Kwok-po, Heung Pak-san
Athlete Event Medal
Chan Hei-man Mistral Junior Girls Gold medal
Ma Kwok-po Mistral Youth Boys Gold medal
Heung Pak-san Mistral Youth Boys Bronze medal



Elite results roundup (15 June íV 14 July)

Name Event Position /
No. of Entries
Badminton
Chinese Taipei Open 2006 Wang Chen Women's Singles 3rd / 60
(18/06/2006, Taipei)
Njoto Albertus Susanto Men's Doubles 3rd / 35
Wiratama Yohan Hadikusumo
 
Cycling
Track Asia Cup, Round II Wong Kin-chung 1km Time Trial 2nd / 8
(10/07/2006, Bangkok)
Keirin, Final 1st / 11
 
Sprint - Time Trial 2nd / 13
 
Sprint, Final 3rd / 13
 
Rowing
12th Asian Junior Rowing Championships To Yuk-ting Women's Singles 2nd / 9
(12/07/2006, Singapore)
To Yuk-ting Women's Pairs 3rd / 4
Wong Jing
 
Lai Tim-wai Men's Singles 2nd / 9
 
Chu Ka-ming Men's Doubles 3rd / 7
Wong Hoi-sang
 
Choy Tsz-sang Men's Pairs 3rd / 4
Leung Chung-ming
 
Choy Tsz-sang Men's Four 3rd / 4
Ho Fuk-shing
Leung Chung-ming
Tang Ho-man
 
Squash
Pioneer Cup 2006 Au Wing-chi Girls under 19 2nd / 51
(07/07/2006, Cologne)
 
Dutch Junior Open 2006 Au Wing-chi Girls under 19 2nd / 44
(13/07/2006, Amsterdam) Chan Ho-ling 3rd / 44
 
Table Tennis
2006 Volkswagen Open - China, Kunshan Tie Yana Women's Doubles 3rd / 27
(15/06/2006, Kunshan) Zhang Rui
 
Cheung Yuk Men's Singles 3rd / 98
 
ITTF WJC - Sail Indian Junior Open 2006 Ma Ming-yin Junior Boys' Singles 5th / 72
(21/06/2006, Kolkata)
Cheung Yat-fung Cadet Boys' Singles 5th / 34
Li Chung-him 2nd / 34
 
Li Chung-him Cadet Boys' Doubles 1st / 8
Ma Ming-yin
 
Cheung Yat-fung Cadet Boys' Team 1st / 6
Li Chung-him
Ma Ming-yin
 
Triathlon
2006 ITU Taipei Green Bay Asian Cup Triathlon Mak So-ning Elite Female 1st / 6
(17/06/2006, Taipei)
Hsieh Chun-shing Elite Men 2nd / 32
 
2006 ITU Seorak Asian Cup Triathlon     Chan Ye-ko Junior Male 2nd / 8
(24/06/2006, Seorak)
 
2006 ITU Asian Cup Series - OSIM Singapore International   Mak So-ning Elite - Women U/23 1st / 8
(02/07/2006, East Coast Park)
 
Windsurfing
RS:X European Championship Chan Wai-kei RS:X Women 5th / 38
(15/06/2006, Alacati)
 
China National Championships Chan Wai-kei IMCO Women 2nd / 25
(14/07/2006, Qingdao)


International Scientific Symposium íV Strength training science for power, endurance, and stability development

The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) is organising a two-day International Scientific Symposium to be held on 9-10 September 2006 in Hong Kong, with the main theme being "Strength training science for power, endurance, and stability development". It is these physical components of an athlete's makeup that determine his/her suitability to participate and excel at a particular sport.

The two-day event will include keynote presentations addressing the various components of this topic, from developing base level training for all athletes to the highest level of power and speed development for individual and team sports alike. Stability, an often heard about but less understood topic, has been included because it makes up part of the basics of training that are the glue in allowing the rest of the body to effectively transfer forces through the body to produce high level efficient and effective movements.

In addition to keynote presentations, all participants will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers during the practical/demonstration sessions and during the expert open forum session, as well as have the chance to exchange views and ideas with local counterparts and those from various overseas regions.

For registration, please visit http://www.hksi.org.hk/iss/.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Public Affairs & Marketing Department at (852) 2681 6532, or via email at marketing@hksi.org.hk



Continuing coach education programme

A seminar on "Tips and Cues from Elite Coaches" organised by the Hong Kong Coaching Committee was held on 5 August at the HKSI.

Two recipients of the 2005 Hongkong Bank Foundation Coaching Awards,Yeung Wai-man (Head of Education Commission, Hong Kong Life Saving Society) and Tony Choi (Head Coach, Hong Kong Squash) shared their successful experience and their vision in the area of sports development and promotion. A total of 65 coaches attended the seminar.


Tony Choi


Yeung Wai-man



Philippine Sports Commission delegation visits HKSI

A two-member delegation from the Philippine Sports Commission visited the HKSI on 11 August. They toured the facilities at the HKSI and exchanged views with the HKSI Management on the Hong Kong elite sports training system.


New References at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)

Breakthrough triathlon training

Written by Brad Kearns and published by McGraw-Hill in 2006, this is a comprehensive guide for triathletes to develop their skills for peak performance. It emphasises that a champion athlete should be skilled and balanced not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. The book covers training principles and strategies, ways to cultivate motivation and develop the mind of a champion. Triathlon coaches and athletes will find it useful.

Fit to play tennis: high performance training tips (2nd edition)

Written by Carl Petersen and Nina Nittinger, and published by Racquet Tech, this physical and mental training manual helps tennis players to enhance performance, minimise risk of injury, and avoid over training and burnout. The author analyses various factors which can affect training and performance, such as training age, body type, health status, and speed of recovery. This book is useful for tennis coaches and tennis players.