Justina in gold strike at Darwin
By MIKE FIELD
HONGKONG'S top woman sprinter Justina Ng Ka-yi bounced right back into form in Darwin, Australia with an impressive 200 metres win on the third day's athletics competition of the Arafura Sports Festival.
Clocking 24.68 seconds, the Watson's Water Elite Programme speedster was just eight hundredths of a second outside her Hongkong record of 24.60.
Ng also anchored the Hongkong women's 4 ? 400 metres relay squad to a bronze medal.
The HKSI's veteran woman long distance running coach Winnie Ng also struck gold in the women's 3,000 metres, clocking 10 minutes 38.60 seconds .
Watson's Athletic Club's versatile all-rounder Anthea Li Chun-nei picked up her third gold medal in the competition, winning the long jump with a leap of 5.80 metres.
Li who holds the Hongkong women's long jump record at 6.00 metres, set in Kuala Lumpur 18 months ago, also took silver in the javelin with a throw of 21.90 metres.
TCAA's equally versatile Cheung Suet-yee picked up another two silver medals when she finished second in the women's long jump behind Li and came second in the 400 metres hurdles.
The Watson's squad picked up another silver medal through middle distance runner Yip Kai-tak who clocked 1:54.98 for 800 metres.
Hongkong's men's 4 ? 400 metres relay team were desperately unlucky not to strike gold as anchorman Hau Yiu-chung dropped the baton after being jostled by an opposing runner just metres short of the finish line.
Hau managed to retrieve the baton and give the team a bronze medal.
Hongkong's HKSI scholarship triathletes were also in fine form with Ruth Hunt collecting a second gold medal when she won the women's five-kilometre open water swim in one hour, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Wu Ka-fai finished second in the men's five-kilometre swim while Watson's Tony Chui took silver in the two kilometres.
Hongkong's badminton players also shone, dominating the women's competition with Ngan Fai winning three gold medals in singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles partnered by Tam Kai-chuen.
Hongkong also won silver and bronze in the women's singles through Lam Hoi-yee and Jeann Ng as well as silver in the mixed doubles competition with Ma Chi-kong and Chan Man-tung.