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  1. Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong Asian Games athletes surpass Guangzhou Games total

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:22pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... In the men's 4x100m relay, Hong Kong pulled off a major surprise by finishing third in a season-best 38.98 seconds. China won the gold in a new Asian record 37.99 seconds. In karate, Lee Ka-wai was one step from a first-ever gold medal for his sport at the Asian Games, eventually losing to Saeid Hassanipour, of Iran, who won the men's under-75 kg final 2-0 at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. ...

  2. Sport - CYCLING

    Winning mental game: Sarah Lee Wai-sze sprints to Asian Games glory

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... Lee Wai-sze became the first local to win two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games followed by compatriot Shek Wai-hung's surprise maiden victory. Sprint is a very much a mental game ... medal at the Incheon International Velodrome. An emotional Lee said after she had toughened up her training schedule after finishing third in the same event at the Guangzhou Games four years ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left field: Hong Kong seem fated always to be second to Japan in Asian rugby

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... An honourable silver medal in sevens at the Asian Games continues city’s habit of running second to their arch-rivals when it counts Always the bridesmaid So are we second best or not? The silver medals hanging around the necks of Hong Kong's players should provide the answer after the men's rugby sevens team returned from the Asian Games in Incheon. While the box ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong athletes offer value for money in Incheon Asian Games

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 09:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... value for money It has been money well spent, says Hong Kong Sports Institute chief executive Trisha Leahy, as she signs off the report card for the Incheon Asian Games. Athletes from the elite ... of Asian Games performance," said Leahy, as she went through a detailed analysis of the feats of the 472-strong squad, 200 of them scholarship athletes from the Fo Tan academy. Hong Kong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong athletes did city proud at Asian Games

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial City can be proud of sporting talent Hong Kong's 472-strong squad of athletes won just six gold medals at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, but that is no indication of underperformance or a lack of sporting talent, as might be expected. The per capita haul was diluted by the decision to send our city's largest ever team. This followed criticism ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong 4x100m hero So Chun-hong targets Rio Olympics after seizing Asian Games chance

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:47am

    ... prepared”, says So Chun-hong, a new member of the Hong Kong men’s 4x100 metre relay team in Incheon, who won their first Asian Games track and field medal in 60 years. After a disastrous heat, no-one ... since this year with the Asian Games as the target. It doesn’t matter which four are being taken to the field.” We haven’t made under 39 seconds for a long time, though it was our target ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    China comes out on top in Asian Games with 151 gold medals

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:00am by CHAN KIN-WA, AFP

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Incheon kinwa.chan@scmp.com China wins with 151 gold medals The Asian Games ended in Incheon, South Korea, yesterday with China just managing to pass 150 gold medals. Hosts ... every two years and we will have to wait." While a lot of hard work and effort are required to win a medal at the Asian Games, the rewards are considerable. Medal winners will share HK$9.1 ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - MULTISPORT

    Asian Games can accommodate more athletes, says OCA chief

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 12:14am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Top official says there are no plans to introduce qualifying standards and the number of competitors would be cut only if they surpass 20,000 Asian Games can cope with more athletes: OCA chief There are no plans to introduce qualifying standards for the Asian Games as there is still room to accommodate more athletes, said top official Sheikh ...


    Inside Incheon: An unqualified success? It didn't even come close

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 12:32am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Asian Games. Compared to the last major event I covered, the London Olympics, this was like a visit to the dentist, painful but necessary. Compared to the last major event I covered, the London ... Cambodia its first gold medal at an Asian Games. Jaded with China's prowess, we need stories like this. Yet the organisers yesterday were grandstanding and backslapping each other. Sheikh ...




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