Triathletes face tough test in Perth

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 November, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 November, 1997, 12:00am

Five Hong Kong juniors will be hoping for a batch of excellent results in this weekend's World Triathlon Championships in Perth, Australia.

The Hong Kong team - male triathletes Lam Ka-kin, Lee Chi-wo, Chow How-kai and James Endicott plus female entrant Jill Fung Wai-man - will face stiff competition in the elite junior division.

The course runs through the centre of Perth, with the swim segment being twice around a circuit on the Swan River.

The elite course is designed for tough competition and improved spectator and TV coverage.

The bike segment will be five times around an eight-kilometre course through Perth's business district and scenic King's Park.

The run is two laps of an out-and-back course of five kilometres along the riverside.

Hong Kong's best hope is 20-year-old Daniel Lee Chi-wo, who has enjoyed a good build-up to the Asian Cup Series and competed in Europe during the summer.

But the standard is so high in his category that a finish in the top 15 would be a good result.

Chi-wo will get solid support from fast-improving teammates Lam and Endicott.