Hong Kong athletes

Lin Dan pushed to the brink by Hu Yun

China's Lin Dan returns to Hong Kong's Hu Yun at the Asian Championships in Taipei. Photo: Xinhua

Hong Kong's Hu Yun came within a point of claiming the famous scalp of China's double Olympic champion Lin Dan at the Asian Championships in Taipei.

Friday, 19 April, 2013, 5:16am

Coach pays tribute as trio of Hong Kong players exit Asian Cup

Tang Peng. Photo: Felix Wong

Tang Peng put up a brave fight before going out of the GAC Group Asian Cup as all three Hong Kong players were knocked out of the quarter-finals at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Lee Ho-ching gives herself no chance in Asian Cup

Hong Kong table tennis player Lee Ho-ching. Photo: Xinhua

The 20-year-old was drawn against Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan, Wu Yang of China and Seok Ha-jung of South Korea in group C of the US$100,000 tournament, which begins at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai today.

12 Apr 2013 - 4:45am

Obstinate officials force sprinter Leung Ki-ho to give up relay spot

Leung Ki-ho wins the men's 200 metres race at the Xtep Hong Kong League round two at Wan Chai Sports Ground. Photo: SMP Pictures

Sprinter Leung Ki-ho has been forced to give up his place in the men's 4x100 metres relay team for the World University Games this summer due to official intransigence - and two other regular members of the team are likely to follow suit.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Hong Kong dojo Team Grips eyes success at Abu Dhabi

Erick Buthsombat and Rodrigo Caporal in training at the JAB MMA gym in Central. Photo: David Wong

A large black dragon curls its way over the sculpted torso of Rodrigo Caporal, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and one of Asia's best mixed martial artists. This week, he is hoping the victorious serpent will inspire others, as he leads a dedicated team of grapplers at the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Abu Dhabi.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Mind control key to success for Hong Kong cricket team

Charlie Burke. Photo: Edward Wong

One of the first tasks coach Charlie Burke and the Hong Kong Cricket Association face over the next few weeks is to pick the next batting coach. But it is not batting per se that has been the problem for Hong Kong, more the players' mindset that we saw so clearly once again at the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup in Kathmandu.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

HKU grants windsurfer Hayley Chan time to practice for Rio Games

Hayley Chan Hei-man

The 22-year-old was first admitted to the arts faculty of the University of Hong Kong in 2010, but she was given a sabbatical to prepare for the 2012 Summer Games in London. Students are usually only granted a maximum two-year extension to complete a three-year degree, meaning she would have had until 2015 to finish her studies.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:36am

Cyclist Sarah Lee poised to sweep Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards

Sarah Lee should dominate tonight's prize-giving awards.

There used to be an air of mystery when the "Best of the Best" category was introduced to the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards in 2006; tonight, in the plush surroundings of the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, it is an open secret who the winner will be: Olympic bronze medallist, world champion and multiple Asian champion Sarah Lee Wai-sze.

14 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Sarah Lee Wai-sze wins her first gold of 2013 Asian Cycling Championships

Sarah Lee Wai-sze

After failing earlier in the competition to reach the medal race in the sprint, in which she was the defending champion, the Olympic bronze medallist made no mistake in the 500-metre time trial, in which she won gold at the world championships in Minsk, Belarus, last month.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:02am

Naming arena after her too early, says champion Hong Kong cyclist Lee Wai-sze

Sarah Lee Wai-sze with her gold and bronze medals.

Sarah Lee Wai-sze returned yesterday from Minsk, Belarus, where she won gold and bronze in the women's time trial and sprint respectively - the best achievement yet by any Hong Kong cyclist in a world event. Lee also won a bronze at the London Olympic Games last summer, Hong Kong's third Olympics medal.

27 Feb 2013 - 5:25am

Wonder woman Chow defies the odds at Hong Kong Marathon

Alison Chow and former Hong Kong head coach Paul Wright.

Alison Chow Chi-ngan defied the odds to finish as Hong Kong's leading woman in the marathon - five weeks after having knee surgery. It placed her sixth out of the 14 top runners in the Asian Marathon Championships, run concurrently with the marathon, and more importantly secured her elite funding at the Sports Institute as she pursues a dream of representing Hong Kong at the Olympics.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Stewart aims for China Open berth

James Stewart. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong's James Stewart is hoping to kick off the Year of the Snake on a positive note with a berth in this year's US$3.2 million Volvo China Open.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Polo team's chilly conquest puts Hong Kong on top of the world

Guillermo Terrera stretches for the ball on the way to Hong Kong beating Argentina in the Snow Polo World Cup. Photo: Xinhua

The most unlikely success came earlier this month when a team from the city beat Argentina to retain their Snow Polo World Cup crown at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am

Sports medicine expert says cyclist Wong excuse 'cannot be true'

Steven Wong

Wong, who won a BMX gold medal at the Asian Games in 2010 before switching to professional road racing with the Champion System team, tested positive last April for exogenous steroids (also known as anabolic steroids) and was subsequently banned by the International Cycling Union.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

'Careless action' that may have cost cyclist Steven Wong everything

Steven Wong

Steven Wong defended himself over his failed dope test yesterday, insisting that he has always been a clean rider and that one moment of carelessness caused the failed test which has earned him a two-year ban.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am