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Rebecca Chiu

2020 vision

Hong Kong squash ace Annie Au Wing-chi will be in her 30s by the time the 2020 Olympic Games come around. But the world No 7 believes it will not be too late for her to compete for a coveted Olympic medal as the sport makes a new push for inclusion in the Games.

Sunday, 13 November, 2011, 12:00am

Au faces daunting challenge in quest for home glory

Hong Kong No 1 Annie Au Wing-chi faces a daunting task as she tries to become the first home player to reach the quarter-finals of the annual Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Open next month.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Au targets ranking lift after taking top award

A confident Annie Au Wing-chi is aiming for a top-five squash ranking after breaking into the world's best 10 last month.

The 22-year-old, who won two silver medals at the Guangzhou Asian Games last year, was named the Most Valuable Athlete by Hong Kong Squash when it celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Top coach: cut part-time athletes' funding

A leading coach has called for financial support for part-time athletes to be cut in order to encourage a full-time commitment to sport.

He also wants the part-time category to be removed from the elite level, following the government's announcement that elite sports are to receive more funding.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

HK women ready for Malaysians in final

Today is judgment day for Hong Kong's women's squash team as they meet Malaysia in the final to determine bragging rights in Asia.

The two sides cruised through the previous round as the team event made its debut at the Asian Games.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cup a chance for HK players to hone skills

Hong Kong players will have their last chance to prepare for the Asian Games at the HK$160,000 Crocodile Challenge Cup next week.

World No 17 Annie Au Wing-chi and Joey Chan Ho-ling, both Games representatives, will face players from France, New Zealand, Malaysia and Japan at Hong Kong Squash Centre from October 27 to 31.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

HK champions in seventh heaven

National coach Tony Choi Yuk-kwan was in seventh heaven yesterday after Hong Kong picked up their fifth, sixth and seventh gold medals for a perfect ending at the Hong Kong Park Sports Centre.

Hong Kong had set out to win all seven gold medals and Choi was delighted that not only did the hosts live up to their promise, they also came away with five silvers.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

HK doubles teams tussle for gold

All eyes will be on Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin and Annie Au Wing-chi, who go head to head today, albeit with partners this time. The gold-medal race is already decided, with Hong Kong set to make it a clean sweep by adding all three doubles golds - men's, women's and mixed - to the four already won. The only question is which one of the Hong Kong combinations will win the top prize.

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Men and women find themselves fully at home on road to gold

Talk about a win-win situation. That is exactly where Hong Kong find themselves today in the men's and women's singles events, with both finals being all-home affairs.

Dick Lau Siu-wai will take on Max Lee Ho-yin in the men's singles, while Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin will try to stop her younger rival, Annie Au Wing-chi, when they meet in the women's encounter.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Macau's young team aim to serve surprise

Former Hong Kong coach Chris Clark will be expected to pull off a miracle after he was appointed as coach of the fledgling Macau team for the East Asian Games in December.

'They approached me and I started coaching in July. This is the third national team I have been in charge of, and I'm really proud to be helping them,' he said.

11 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Extra incentive for squash players

Hong Kong's top two women squash players have welcomed the financial incentives on offer for the East Asian Games.

The eight squad members could land a HK$1.5 million payout if they make a clean sweep of the multi-sports event to be held in December.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

HK$1.5m incentive for squash team

Hong Kong's eight-strong squash team stand to snare a hefty HK$1.5 million by securing a whitewash in December's multi-sport extravaganza after their governing body pledged an additional HK$400,000 in incentives yesterday.

4 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

HK coach enjoys double vision

The Hong Kong squad will try out their doubles match-ups in the Pre-East Asian Games Squash Championships to find the perfect pairs to compete in the 2009 East Asian Games.

There will be men's, women's and mixed doubles events in the East Asian Games - the first time the squad has taken part in such a large-scale doubles competition.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

New team events a boon for Asian Games medal prospects

Hong Kong's hopes of winning more medals at the 2010 Asian Games have been boosted with the introduction of two new events in Guangzhou next year.

Team competitions for the men and women will be added to the existing programme of men's and women's singles.

Each team match will be decided by a best-of-three singles competition.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's Au wins international acclaim

Hong Kong's Annie Au Wing-chi has been named Young Player of the Year by the Women's International Squash Players' Association. Au, who reached the second round of the World Open in Manchester last week before losing to world number two Natalie Grinham of the Netherlands, is the first Hong Kong player to earn this honour.

21 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

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