Chan Kong

Coach eyes second medal as HK take on Germans

Coach Chan Kong-wah has challenged his players to rise to the occasion today and win Hong Kong their second medal of the Games.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

Tang on fire as HK stun Japan to book semis spot

Hong Kong boosted their hopes of winning another medal as the men's table tennis team upset third seed Japan to reach the semi-finals.

Yesterday's narrow 3-2 victory put Hong Kong one step closer to a second Olympic medal after Lee Wai-sze's bronze in the women's keirin on Friday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Yip equals best HK performance by reaching quarters

Unseeded Yip Pui-yin never thought she would beat two seeded players in the women's singles - and neither did her parents, who have had to change their travel plans and stay on in London to support their daughter.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Jiang Tianyi is our future, says Hong Kong coach

The future of men's table tennis in Hong Kong lies with Jiang Tianyi, even if he fails to make it past the quarter-finals in London, according to coach Chan Kong-wah.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm

Leung must overcome Korean to clinch Olympic spot

Hong Kong's Leung Chu-yan needs just one more win to secure his London Games berth when he faces former Olympic champion Ryu Seung-min of South Korea in today's Asian zone qualification tournament at Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Young guns show future's bright

Hong Kong's next generation of paddlers staked a claim for the future as they beat North Korea 3-1 in the fifth-to-eighth-place play-off at the Asian Championships yesterday.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Olympic hero Ko hangs up his bat

Ko Lai-chak, who helped Hong Kong win a silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis event at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, has retired.

'I am not young any more and should give the chance to others, especially those up-and-comers,' Ko, 35, said on the eve of the Hong Kong team leaving for the Asian championships in Macau.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Olympic berth turns friends into foes

Ko Lai-chak and Li Ching, the men's doubles pair who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, will have to put aside their friendship temporarily as they compete for the likely one remaining berth on the Hong Kong team for next summer's London Games.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

ATV must take share of blame for death of herbalist, court told

A judge erred in deciding that a man's delusional disorder was the main reason he beat to death a herbalist who had appeared on a TV segment that was highly critical of him, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cheung scrapes into knockout stage

Hong Kong's Cheung Yuk rallied for a hard-fought victory to join other favourites in the knockout stage of the Olympic Asian continental qualifying tournament at the Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre yesterday.

Having earlier lost to Jang Song-man of North Korea, Cheung was under pressure to beat Seiya Kishikawa of Japan.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong women outlast Austria in thriller

Hong Kong women's team came back from the brink of defeat to beat Austria 3-2 in an epic three-hour group C match at the world team championships in Guangzhou last night.

The SAR's top paddlers Tie Yana and Jiang Huajun lost in the first two ties to Liu Jia and Li Qiangbin 3-1 and 3-2 respectively, before Lin Ling pulled one back with a 3-0 win over Veronika Heine.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The hard work is yet to come, says HK coach

Hong Kong continued their winning ways in the world team championships with clean-sheet victories in both the men and women's events on the second day of competition at Guangzhou Gymnasium yesterday.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK pair to join the fray

Paddlers Cheung Yuk and Zhang Rui are likely to become Hong Kong's third member of the men and women's team respectively at the Beijing Olympic Games despite failing to gain direct entry due to their rankings.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

SAR ready, but wary as they face acid test in opener

Hong Kong women's team will need to overcome a tough test in their opening match against Belarus if they are to score their third successive silver medal at the world team championships, which kick-off at the Guangzhou Gymnasium today.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Passport woes linger for Jiang

Eligibility issues are clouding former mainlander Jiang Huajun's position as the spearhead of Hong Kong's Olympic women's squad.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am