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Antal Hajba

Squad loses Hungarian coach

The Hong Kong canoeing squad preparing for the Olympic Games qualifiers in May have lost their coach Antal Hajba, who returned to Hungary last week after fulfilling a 20-month stint here.

Tuesday, 2 April, 1996, 12:00am

Teenagers benefit from trip to Japan

HONG KONG'S teenage canoeists Fan Tsz-ho and Tang Ming-fai fared poorly at last week's World Junior Championships in Japan but team officials were unperturbed by the results.

Neither Fan nor Tang made it further than the heats and repechage and their only consolation was beating the paddlers from Taiwan and Macau.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Coach predicts better efforts

HUNGARIAN canoe coach Antal Hajba is looking for a breakthrough from Hong Kong's paddlers at the Asian Championships in October.

No Hong Kong paddler has gone further than the heats and repechage in any major international canoe regattas but Hajba is hopeful the territory can be represented in two kayak finals - the K2 and K4 - in Chengdu, China.

5 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Canoeists aim to upstage territory's rowing team

HONG Kong canoeists aim to come out of the shadow of the rowing team and have planned their most ambitious programme, including sending a team for July's World Youth Championships on Lake Motosu in Yamanashi, Japan.

27 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Paddlers looking to Hungary for success

HONG KONG canoeists, aiming to emerge from the shadow of their rowing counterparts, have planned their most ambitious training programme yet.

The canoeists and rowers both train on the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin but while the latter have developed into one of the top teams in Asia over the past four years, the paddlers are minnows.

5 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Master stroke pushes rowers to new lengths

HONG KONG paddlers are not expected to bring home an Asian Games medal from Hiroshima, but Hungarian coach Antal Hajba is hopeful they can make history by qualifying for the finals.

No Hong Kong crew has made it past the preliminaries at previous Asian Games, but Hajba, affectionately called Tonio by his charges, is banking on the doubles crew for the breakthrough.

12 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Hungarian whips Hiroshima hopefuls into shape

FORMER world champion Antal Hajba has begun his work in earnest as head coach of canoeing at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

Hungarian Hajba, 56, began work on Saturday by putting his five-man squad on the athletics track where he tested their speed and endurance and then on the water to examine their technique.

And he was pleased with what he saw.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am