Lee Lai-Shan

Losses key to San San's success

Hard times and coming last teach you the best lessons in life, says Olympic heroine Lee Lai-shan as memories of Atlanta 1996 and Olympic competition come flooding back over the next two weeks.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Olympic date for San-san

Hong Kong's only Olympic gold medallist Lee Lai-shan has a date tonight with the Games - just as she has had for the past 20 years.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lee Lai-shan - Olympic gold medallist

Minutes before the start of the windsurfing first round at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Lee Lai-shan, Hong Kong's gold medal hopeful, was stung by jellyfish, leaving her with a swollen left leg.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Babies on board

Having been away from training for four years, Lee Lai-shan has lost the deep tan that comes with long days spent out in the sun. The former windsurfing champion misses the adrenalin of racing on the waves and that feeling can only sharpen as the Olympics draw close.

11 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic hopes

Hong Kong's Olympic contingent includes 1996 windsurfing gold medallist Lee Lai-shan. Can she win again, and do you think the Hong Kong team will perform better than in past Olympics? Share your views: write to us.

10 Aug 2004 - 12:00am


Seaweed cost Lee Lai-shan top spot in the Kiel Week Olympic sailing event in Germany yesterday. The Hong Kong ace had to be satisfied with a third placing in the overall standings after finishing the third and final race on day one in 11th place.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


Lee Lai-shan won the only race sailed on day three at the Asian Windsurfing Championships in Penang, Malaysia. But she had to settle for second place in the overall rankings behind teammate Chan Wai-kei. After one discard, youngster Chan moved ahead of San San despite both Hong Kong sailors having the same number of points.

14 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Wai-man sails into sister's spotlight

Teenage star Chan Wai-man is ready to step out of sister Wai-kei's shadow after beating Hong Kong's number two windsurfer for the first time at the Singapore Open this week. 'I was happy to win the title and show I've closed the gap with my sister,' said Wai-man, 18.

3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

San San steers careful course

Lee Lai-shan said she had not suffered any pain in her first races since recovering from an abdominal problem, but the SAR's golden girl remained careful yesterday as she prepared for next month's World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.

17 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

San San tightens grip on gold as rivals falter

Windsurfer Lee Lai-shan has the gold medal in her sight. The 32-year-old defending champion stormed to victory in all three races held yesterday to move within a sail-breadth of winning the Asian Games title again.

6 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Just perfect - San San off to a flier

Lee Lai-shan's smile was as wide as the Bay of Pusan after she won the two opening races in the women's mistral event to begin her gold medal title defence on the best possible note yesterday. 'I'm feeling good. The conditions were good out there,' said a happy San San as she hosed the salt water off her raceboard.

4 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

San San sailing towards second title

World champion Lee Lai-shan is on course for back-to-back triumphs in the space of a month after retaining pole position in the Kiel Week Regatta in Germany yesterday.

29 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

San San keen to share her knowledge with rising HK stars

Three-time world champion Lee Lai-shan says she wants to coach the next generation of Hong Kong champions - but she stopped short of saying she wanted to coach full-time. San San is still weighing her options and keeping the media guessing her next move as she nears the twilight of her glittering career.

28 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

San San in class of her own

Pusan: Hong Kong's newly crowned world windsurfing champion Lee Lai-shan took a giant step closer to her quest for a ninth Asian title as she breezed to victory in all three races yesterday to add to her wins in the opening two races at the Asian Championships.

11 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

'It's been a long wait. I didn't expect it would take me another four years to win another world title'

Golden girl Lee Lai-shan was back on top of the world last night. Soon-to-retire San San captured the third world title of her long and illustrious career with an emotional triumph at the World Championships in Athens.

27 Aug 2001 - 12:00am