Individual Sports

App of the week: boxing trainer

App of the week: boxing trainer

Boxing seems a perfect option for this time of year when you're looking for something interesting to do in the gym, or at home if you're happy enough to shadow box. If in doubt about your ability, heed app author Michael the Boxer, who says: "It's boxing, not brain surgery."

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012, 5:48pm

The weight of experience

When you watch the Olympic weightlifting events on TV, you may think the sport looks painful and tiring. But local weightlifters Ben Li Kwok-tin and Tsang Wai-shing still fell in love with it, and they aim to shine on the international stage one day.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Talk the talk and fly the flag, but check which one

The two guys stacking bottles of water in the corner shop were conversing in Sinhalese. One guy was complaining about some girl called Lalitha to his friend. Being from Sri Lanka, it was easy for me to understand and eavesdrop, albeit inadvertently.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Making of an iron woman

Kate Rutherford doesn't describe herself as a late starter, but she certainly thinks of herself as a fast finisher.

The Liverpool-born mother-of-two has been racking up wins in age-group triathlons this year, and surprised even herself with a win over a number of elite athletes from the Hong Kong triathlon squad last month.

And she did this at the age of 39.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fighting for an Olympic dream

Hong Kong judoka Cheung Chi-yip remembers last November 30 as if it was yesterday. That day his group of firefighters was called out at the break of dawn to answer an emergency in Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Face it, boxing is basically done

The boxing world, at least what is left of it, breathlessly lies in wait. The single most lucrative payday in the history of the sport has been seemingly within reach for five or six years now. But this week it took another bizarre turn. Now it looks like Manny Pacquiao fighting Floyd Mayweather Jnr is probably never going to happen - and I am not sure that is a bad thing.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

A teen who relishes gruelling long races

The Olympic Games' motto is 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' and triathlete Tsang Ka-hung certainly abides by the slogan.

The 17-year-old Form Four student from Ling Liang Church M. H. Lau Secondary School often finished on the podium in the junior category of the Duathlon and Aquathon Series last year.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

It's time to jump for joy

Trampolining has been a popular activity for generations of children, as recreation or competitive sport.

'There aren't too many children in the world that don't like trampolining, as it appeals to their sense of freedom and fun,' says Karen Smith, head of sport at ESF Educational Services.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Socking it to you with some TLC

With career highlights that include spending time with Sylvester Stallone on the reality television show The Contender, training with Mike Tyson, and coaching Australia's first winner of The Biggest Loser, Lawrence Tauasa's career seems more fitting of a celebrity trainer than a professional boxer.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Jason Ng Ka-lok School La Salle College Grade Form Six Sport Triathlon, cross-country, athletics (middle- and long-distance running), indoor rowing


6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Skating heaven

From the outside, Vans Sk85ive2 looks nothing special. It seems just like any other store tucked inside one of Kwun Tong's many industrial buildings.

Yet hidden behind a wall covered in skateboard decks is a secret door which leads to Hong Kong's first indoor skatepark.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Iron lady' Hunt ends 30 years of total dedication

Ruth Hunt's imminent departure as Hong Kong's national triathlon coach will bring to an end almost 30 years of total dedication to one of the world's most challenging endurance sports.

A former world top-10 Ironman athlete, Hunt has been a familiar figure at triathlon events since she first took up the sport soon after arriving in Hong Kong in 1982.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pair packs a punch at year-end fight

Being named champion in a tournament held at the end of the year is a fantastic reward for 12 months' effort. The 2011 Boxing Championships was organised by the local boxing governing body, the Hong Kong Boxing Association, and nine finals were held at Pei Ho Street Sports Centre in Sham Shui Po on Sunday to crown the top boxers in different categories this year.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beyond the treadmill

Michal Bucek, 30, a personal trainer and a top triathlete, has a list of achievements so long it could take up this whole page. He recently returned from the Holy Grail of triathlons, the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. A few weeks later, he finished third amateur overall at the Taiwan 70.3, a half-ironman in Kenting.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bulk up those shoulders

This week, we are going to work on our shoulders. The shoulders are one of the most important muscle groups, protecting you from injury during contact sports such as basketball and rugby. Proper training will help you build chest and back muscles.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am