Hong Kong triathlon squad newly motivated

Neil Harvey (sitting) and Patrick Kelly. Photo: Richard Castka/Sportpix International

Point-scoring issues that have dogged the Hong Kong triathlon squad in its bid to retain its elite-sport status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) seem set to become a thing of the past.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:55am

Miracle at Sunny Bay

Sandro and Philip in good spirits at the hospital on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Sandro G.

People in Hong Kong who aren’t in a hospital when they are stricken by sudden cardiac arrest face grim odds – with the survival rate estimated at a mere 1 to 3 per cent, according to the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.

It is therefore truly fortunate that Philip Wong is alive and well today.

13 Jun 2013 - 9:04pm

The ultimate test of mettle

Triathlete Martin Lieberz has stamina in sport and business. Photo: David Wong

Growing up in a small village in Cologne, Germany, Martin Lieberz fell in love with sport at an early age.

9 Apr 2013 - 9:35am

Gymnastics and triathlon at risk of losing millions in funding

Gymnast Angel Wong

With the next funding cycle for the 15 elite disciplines at the Sports Institute starting next month, gymnastics and triathlon have two years left to meet the criteria.

7 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

A bump in the road

Vikki d'Arcy focuses on aerobic and core-strength exercises. Photo: Paul Yeung

I was a top age-group triathlete and a sub-three-hour marathon runner, spent a year as an officer cadet at Sandhurst in the 1990s and had been on operational tours. Pregnancy was going to be a breeze, right?

26 Feb 2013 - 12:40pm

Tributes paid to triathlete and lawyer Daniel Bagshaw

Daniel Bagshaw

The name of the man who died during a triathlon on Lantau on Sunday was confirmed yesterday as 27-year-old lawyer Daniel Bagshaw.

The Hong Kong-based expatriate collapsed minutes from the finishing line on the second day of the two-day Hong Kong ITU Triathlon Asian Cup at Hong Kong Disneyland.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:52am

Editor's picks: aerodynamics

Editor's picks: aerodynamics

The triathlon craze has spawned a new generation of high-spec apparel and equipment, writes Jamie Carter.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:12pm

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

The great comeback

After several turbulent, life-changing years which led to his departure from the national squad, triathlete Ivan Lo Ching-hin has regained his peak form. As he celebrates his second continental championships medal, he has set his sights on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

Name Chow Sin-ki School STFA Seaward Woo College Grade Form Five Sport Triathlon


Sin-ki, 17, is a triathlete in Hong Kong's junior B team. He was last year's male junior champion at the Hong Kong 2XTRI Double Triathlon.

3 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

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

Rain puts brakes on racers

Competitors battling it out in on foot and bike in Race One of this year's Duathlon Series - faced a third challenge at Hong Kong Science Park in Sha Tin last Sunday - the slippery roads caused by steady rain.

Hong Kong Triathlon Association officials warned athletes to take extra care when cycling in the race.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mud, sweat and gears

As an executive director of a large corporation, Ho Ren-hua, 30, has the sort of buttoned up job that is common in a teeming metropolis. But even in the urban jungle, the Shanghai-based Singaporean finds the time and energy to hit the road.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ride of her life

It's less than five years since Pearl Tam became a triathlete, but the 42-year-old is now one of the sport's keenest advocates in Hong Kong.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am