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Sports Bulletin March 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)


I. Sporting Achievements

II. Other News

  • Special Incentive Fund awards nearly HK$0.9 Million to HKSI Scholarship Athletes
    A total of 144 Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) Scholarship Athletes received funds amounting to HK$898,700 in recognition of sporting results achieved during the second half of 2006. The award comes from the Special Incentive Fund administered by the HKSI with financial support from the Government's Facility and Programme Donations Scheme and the Grantham Scholarships Fund to encourage HKSI Scholarship Athletes in the pursuit of sporting excellence in training for, and participating in forthcoming Major Games.
  • New references at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
    Two new books on exercise physiology and sports biomechanics are now available at the SIC.

Cyclist Wong Kam-po wins his first world title at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Hong Kong cyclist Wong Kam-po claimed Hong Kong's first gold medal at a world championships when he won the men's 15km scratch race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships held on 29 March - 1 April in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He also earns the right to wear the Rainbow Jersey awarded to world champions.

New Hong Kong records set at the Hong Kong Age Group Short Course Championships

Congratulations to Hong Kong swimmers for setting new Hong Kong records at the Hong Kong Age Group Short Course Championships held on 16-18 March.



New HK record (previous HK record)

Kong Man-yi

Women's 200m Breaststroke

2:32.68 (2:33.38)

Sze Hang-yu

Women's 50m Butterfly

0:27.32 (0:27.37)

Geoffrey Cheah

Men's 100m Backstroke

0:56.17 (0:57.09)


Elite results roundup (15 February ¡V 14 March)

Name Event Position / No. of Entries
Coupe du Monde Chow Tsz-ki Women's Sabre Individual 8th/ 64
(3/3/2007, Madrid)
Scottish International Sabrina Lui Women's Epee Individual 1st/ 24
(10/3/2007, Edinburgh)
Asian Machine Rowing Championships Lee Ka-man Women Individual 500m 2nd/ 4
(10/3/2007, Hong Kong) Women Individual 2000m 3rd/ 5
Yip Kwan-yau Women Individual 500m 3rd/ 4
So Sau-wah Men's Individual 500m 2nd/ 5
Men's Individual 2000m 3rd/ 5
WISPA Des Pyramides 2007 Ng Jia-yunn Women's Singles 3rd/ 23
(22/2/2007, Le Port Marly)
Wheelchair Fencing
Wheelchair Fencing World Cup Fan Pui-shan Women's Epee Individual (Category A) 3rd/ 14
(9/3/2007, Valencia) Yu Chui-yee 1st/ 14
Chan Yui-chong Women's Epee Individual (Category B) 1st/ 13
Fan Pui-shan Women's Foil Individual (Category A) 3rd/ 14
Yu Chui-yee 3rd/ 14
Chan Yui-chong Women's Foil Individual (Category B) 1st/ 13
Chan Yui-chong Women's Foil Team 1st/ 5
Cho Ping
Fan Pui-shan
Yu Chiu-yee
Wong Tang-tat Men's Epee Individual (Category A) 8th/ 23
Chan Wing-kin Men's Foil Individual (Category A) 2nd/ 24
Cheong Meng-chai 7th/ 24
Chan Wing-kin Men's Sabre Individual (Category A) 1st/ 20
Cheong Meng-chai 3rd/ 20

New references at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)

Exercise physiology: theory and application to fitness and performance (6th edition)
(SIC call no.: QP301 .P64 2007)

Written by Scott K. Powers and Edward T. Howley, and published by McGraw-Hill in 2007, the book covers exercise physiology theory and its applications to fitness and performance. This edition features the latest research in exercise physiology; clinical applications to health care, sports medicine, and physical therapy. Besides, the latest edition has new illustrations, references and suggested readings. The book is useful for practitioners and students in physical education, sport physiology, clinical exercise physiology, athletic training and sports medicine, and physical therapy.

Sport and exercise biomechanics
(SIC call no.: QP303 .G755 2006)

Written by Paul Grimshaw, Adrian Lees, Neil Fowler, Adrian Burden and published by Taylor & Francis in 2006, the text is one of the titles in the ¡§Bios Instant Notes¡¨ series. Topics include kinetics of linear and angular motion; energy and power; and biomechanical characteristics of motions. It also explains basic sports biomechanical terms from first principles, and contains clear illustrations to show concept in details. Sport biomechanics professionals should find it useful.