Should either Chai Po-wa or Chan Tan-lui, or both, win a medal at the Atlanta Olympics, they would be sure to thank, among others, windsurfer Lee Lai-shan.Friday, 19 July, 1996, 12:00am
The Chinese team are under pressure from the State Sports Committee to win a gold medal at this summer's Atlanta Olympics.
The committee has identified table tennis, diving, shooting and gymnastics as the main sports capable of yielding gold medals.27 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
HONG KONG'S Chan Tan-lui surprised even herself when pulling off an upset win over China's defending champion Qiao Hong in the first round of the Asian Women All Stars tournament at the Southorn Stadium last night.
Beijing-born Chan defeated Qiao 21-17, 21-18, 10-21, 12-21, 21-14 for her first win over the world number two in more than three years.16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
MOST people slip into their cars for a joy ride but Hong Kong's table tennis starlet Chai Po-wa and teammate Wan Shun-kwan boarded a 'plane to New Delhi, India, for theirs.
The expedition started on Sunday evening and after a long delay to their flight they eventually arrived in New Delhi at dawn on Monday - to learn that the Asia Cup tournament had been postponed.29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
CHINESE world number two female player Qiao Hong will retire after the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Qiao, who is on an exhibition tour with China's nine other World Championship gold medallists, said yesterday in Hong Kong that she was tired of competition and wanted to study.
'I have been playing too much and I think it's time for me to step down,' said Qiao.26 Jun 1995 - 12:00am
CHINA expects to continue its world domination of table tennis for years to come after sweeping the board at last month's World Championships in Tianjin.
National coaches Zhang Xielin and Cai Zhenhua feel China has a clutch of emerging youngsters, especially among the women, to hold on to its re-acquired supremacy.25 Jun 1995 - 12:00am
TABLE tennis fans are in for a treat when the all-conquering Chinese men and women players who swept all seven gold medals at the recent World Championships come here for exhibitions on June 26 and 27.
China's 10-strong 'golden' team includes Kong Linghui, Wang Tao, Ma Wenge, Lu Lin, Ding Song, Liu Guoliang and women players Deng Yaping, Qiao Hong, Qiao Yunping and Liu Wei.16 Jun 1995 - 12:00am
HONG KONG'S world number three Chai Po-wa crashed out of the World Championships here yesterday when she lost 17-21, 21-19, 21-14, 21-14 to Xu Jing of Taiwan in the third round.
Third-seeded Chai had beaten Xu in the team competition but had lost to the 30th-ranked former mainland Chinese competitor in earlier meetings.12 May 1995 - 12:00am
THE eight-strong cast for the Asian Women All Stars tournament held in Hong Kong earlier this week may be the best in the sport, but they are certainly not very good ambassadors.
Hong Kong fans were treated to a very high standard of table tennis action but the autograph-seekers also found the players snobbish and uncompromising.4 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
DENG Yaping's dominance in the game she has enjoyed for nearly four years was further loosened as Chinese compatriot Qiao Hong delivered another untimely blow to the world champion's battered pride by winning the Asian Women All Stars tournament at the Southorn Stadium last night.1 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
COMMONWEALTH champion Chai Po-wa remains Hong Kong's only hope in the first leg of the Asian Women's All Star Circuit after teammate Chan Tan-lui went down to Taiwan's Chen Jing at the Southorn Stadium last night.31 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
KOREAN teenager Ryu Ji-hye will be thrown into the lion's den when she takes on seven present or former Chinese table tennis aces in the Asian Women All Star tournament at the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai on October 30 and 31.15 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
CHAN Tan-lui and Chai Po-wa began their quest for a second medal at the Asian Games on a brisk note when they swept into the quarter-finals of the women's table tennis doubles event yesterday.
Hong Kong's top combination lost no time in registering a quickfire 21-13, 21-16 win over Indonesia's Rossy Dipoyanti and Fauziah Yulianti in a second-round match.12 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
WITH one silver medal in the bag, the Hong Kong women will begin to shop around for more when the doubles event starts today. After a break of one day, the table tennis events resume at the dome-shaped Asakita Ward sports centre on the outskirts of Hiroshima.11 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
CHINA stand in the way of Hong Kong winning a gold medal at the Asian Games today.
Chai Po-wa and Chan Tan-lui, the darlings of Hong Kong table tennis, have taken the territory to the gold phase of the women's team event. And now it remains to be seen whether they can undermine the stranglehold world power China have on the game.8 Oct 1994 - 12:00am