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  1. Hong Kong badminton medal hopes dealt a setback

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Nanjing Hong Kong's hope of winning their first medal at the National Games was dashed last night when the men's badminton team went down 3-1 to Fujian ... department. Despite the results, coach Chan Chi-choi was not disappointed with the overall performance of the Hong Kong team. 'The National Games is always a tough competition for badminton ...

  2. School badminton teams return proud but empty-handed

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong's school badminton teams returned home empty-handed last night but safe in the knowledge they had done their best against strong opposition at the inter-port ... mainland teams,' said Doris Ho Wing-chong of the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation. The SAR was represented by 24 champions and runners-up from the All-Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying badminton ...

  3. $3m donation boosts badminton hopes

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong badminton players' dreams of success at the Asian and Olympic Games received a boost when a sponsor pledged $3 million for the development of the game. ... Badminton Association since 1999. The money will help establish a school talent identification and training programme in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Last week, Hong Kong achieved ...

  4. What's your favourite sport?

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... requires mental stamina. The best part is during the very intense moments, which give me an adrenaline rush. Fanny Wu, 16 Playing badminton with friends. It not only improves flexibility ... off things for a while. Penny Pang, 18 Badminton. I'm too weak to play high-energy sports. Badminton requires just a little energy, so I can play for a long period of time. It's ...

  5. Pui-yin is Hong Kong's big hope for Beijing Olympics

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Name: Yip Pui-yin School: Sports Institute (full-time athlete) Age: 17 Sport: Badminton Achievements: Yip did the Hong Kong national team proud at the Sudirman Cup held in Shanghai earlier this month. A former student at Jockey Club Ti-I College who turned full-time 18 months ago, she played a starring role when she joined senior player, Wang Chen, in the doubles. ...

  6. HK Open returns with $2m prize pool

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expected to attract 200 top players from over 20 countries, will be held between October 31 and November 6 at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Causeway Bay. Chairman of Hong Kong Badminton Association ... is already a stop on the World Grand Prix, a six-star event, the highest ranking given to tournaments. It will be the second six-star badminton tournament ever held in Hong Kong, after 2003's ...

  7. Boost as athletes get Games grants

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chen Min, Michelle Chen

    ... (athletics), Ng Wei (badminton), Ho Siu-lun (cycling), Chan Wing-suet (swimming), Cheung Yuk (table-tennis), Law Hiu-fung (rowing) and Ho Chi-ho (windsurfing)- with each receiving US$1,000 to US$1,200 ... 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and the 2012 London Olympics. The local NSAs eligible to submit applications are archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, ...

  8. China go out with a whimper

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Rob Woollard

    ... haul fell far short of pre-tournament expectations. Chinese badminton officials had talked bullishly of a possible clean sweep of the five golds on offer, but finished with just two, ... Games. 'Every single game for me now is preparation for the Olympics,' she said. The United States landed their first-ever world badminton title when the men's doubles duo of Tony ...

  9. Yip stuns rival to enter last 16 at world event

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Two years after leaving school at age 15, local badminton prodigy Yip Pui-yin is in the last 16 at the World Championships in Anaheim, California. The teenager, ranked 76 in the world, caused a major upset when she beat Japanese number 11 seed Kanako Yonekura in the second round yesterday morning (Hong Kong time). Now, she will take on Olympic gold medallist ...

  10. 2 minutes with... Yip Pui-yin

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in August. She quit schooling last year when she was a fourth-form student at the Jockey Club Ti-I College in Fo Tan. How did you start playing badminton? It was the first sport I learnt in primary school and I loved it instantly. What important tournaments have you won? I won two bronze medals in the girls' singles and mixed doubles at the 18th International Junior Badminton ...




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