France-based ace Lo Chuen-tsung earned Hong Kong another two tickets to the Atlanta Olympic Games after finishing seventh in the Asian zone qualifiers in Japan. After Lo had captured one of the seven singles berths up for grabs in Chiba, the Asian Table Tennis Federation also awarded Lo and Chan Kong-wah a place in the Olympic doubles draw. 'The doubles place was to go either to us or Taiwan and it was given to us because Lo Chuen-tsung placed higher than all Taiwanese players,' said Hong Kong coach David Cheng Chung-yin on their return from Chiba yesterday. Lo topped his preliminary pool to reach the eight-strong finals against three Chinese and two players each from South Korea and North Korea. And it was in the preliminaries when Lo showed his full potential with a 21-11, 21-15 demolition of South Korea's group favourite Kim Bong-chul and a 22-20, 21-19 victory over Praytno Hadiyudo of Indonesia. Reaching the finals already guaranteed Lo a ticket to Atlanta because China and South Korea, who each have two players going straight into the Olympic draw on the strength of their world rankings, can only win one more berth. 'I found it tough playing three or four matches a day and just couldn't lift my game in the finals,' said 33-year-old Lo, who plays for Beauchamp in the French league. 'I must improve my stamina and fitness level and I will be doing a lot of gym work after I go back to France on Tuesday.' Lo, who failed to make it past the preliminary round at the 1988 Seoul Games and the 1992 Barcelona Games, is confident of a better showing in Atlanta although admitting that age was creeping up on him. He said: 'I am not young and may not be as fit as a couple of years ago but my game is a lot more consistent, especially after spending the last two years in the very competitive Belgian league. 'My goal in Atlanta is to reach the last 16 and I am pretty hopeful of achieving my target although much will depend on the luck of the draw.' Chan Kong-wa, the reigning Commonwealth champion, went straight from Japan to Germany after failing to qualify for the men's singles competition in Chiba. Other Hong Kong players who failed to qualify were Chan Chi-ming and woman player Wan Shun-kwan. Hong Kong, however, have now got four table tennis players in the Olympics - with women players Chai Po-wa and Chan Tan-lui getting direct entry on the strength of their world rankings. Coach Cheng said the China Open in late May and the Japan Open in June would be the quartet's final preparation for Atlanta.