San San

Sensational San San

It was in 1996 that Lee Lai-shan (left) put Hong Kong on the international sports map by winning the women's windsurfing gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics, in the United States.

Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am

More tax breaks would make for smoother sailing, says proud dad

People should be offered bigger tax incentives to encourage them to have more children, windsurfing coach Sam Wong Tak-sum said after his wife, Lee Lai-shan, gave birth to their second girl on Sunday.

They introduced their baby, who has not been named, to the media yesterday at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. Their other daughter, Haylie, is two this month.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Childbirth fails to put wind up San San

Many mothers find the pain of childbirth to be excruciating, but for windsurfing champion Lee Lai-shan it was nothing compared with the suffering she has experienced in the heat of competition.

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

3 children may be too many, says San San

Having three children is not on the agenda for windsurfing mother-to-be Lee Lai-shan, whatever Donald Tsang Yam-kuen says.

Speaking on radio about the chief secretary's appeal for couples to have at least three children, the 1996 Olympic gold medallist said having three children might be too much for her and husband Sam Wong Tak-sum.

28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Fickle winds end San San's title hope

Lee Lai-shan's bid to win successive women's mistral titles on the European circuit were dashed when mother nature intervened on day four of the SPA Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands.

26 May 2003 - 12:00am

Frustrating day for slumping San San

Lee Lai-shan's hopes of back-to-back women's mistral titles nosedived after a disappointing performance on day three of the SPA Regatta at Medemblik, Netherlands.

25 May 2003 - 12:00am

San San fights back to second

Lee Lai-shan clawed her way back into contention in the women's mistral event at the SPA Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands, after finishing first and seventh in her two races on Thursday to move into second place overall.

24 May 2003 - 12:00am

San San in third place

Lee Lai-shan moved up one place to third in the overall standings at the windsurfing European Championships in Palermo, Sicily, after finishing second in the only race staged on day two of the competition.

11 May 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

Tests push San San to limit

Olympic heroine Lee Lai-shan has been simulating high-intensity competition in a battery of tests to pinpoint the pains wracking her body.

20 Dec 2002 - 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 sailing into the sunset of her career in style

Reigning world champion Lee Lai-shan may be in the twilight of her glittering career, but the 31-year-old showed she was poised to finish her final year of racing on a high note by capturing her fourth Kiel Week Regatta in Germany yesterday. San San emulated her feat of last year when she captured back-to-back titles in May's SPA Regatta in Holland and the Kiel Week Regatta.

1 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

San San gets off to slow start in Athens

Lee Lai-shan got off to a sluggish start in her bid to win a hat-trick of world titles despite the absence of her two main rivals, finishing sixth in the opening race of the World Championships in Athens yesterday.

22 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Joyful San San racks up eighth Asian Championship

Lee Lai-shan had every reason to smile as she was crowned Asian champion for a record eighth time in what might be her swansong off Cheung Chau waters yesterday.

30 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Off-form San San stays on course for title

Defending champion Lee Lai-shan maintained her lead despite imperfect performances on the second day of the Asian Championships off Cheung Chau yesterday.

28 Oct 2000 - 12:00am