Asian Games

Confident Lee aims for National Games medal

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 May, 2009, 12:00am

Daniel Lee Chi-wo is confident of making amends in this year's National Games after a disappointing finish in his maiden appearance four years ago.

'My performance was affected by an injury when I finished 20th in Nanjing in 2005,' said Lee, who has targeted a medal when the next Games take place in Shandong in October. 'But I have had a much better preparation this time and I may also get some help from my teammates.'

Lee (pictured) has just returned from a two-month training stint in New Zealand and will leave for Europe for another training tour before competing at the Asian Championships in August. At October's National Games, each team will be allowed to enter six athletes, but Hong Kong has the advantage of entering an additional athlete because Lee (pictured) qualified for the Olympic Games last summer.

'Team tactics are very important in the National Games and other team members such as Ricco Chan Ye-ko and Ho King-fan will be able to help out in swimming,' Lee said. Swimming is his weakest discipline.

The 32-year-old won his first major multi-sport games title at the inaugural Asian Beach Games in Bali last year. He was also a silver medallist at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. 'I'm confident this exposure will help me in Shandong,' he said.