Lee Lai-shan, who braved the agony of a jellyfish sting to share the lead with defending champion Barbara Kendall after the first two races of the women's boardsailing competition, remained on a firm course to grab the territory's first Olympic Games medal after she finished second in the delayed third race early this morning (Hong Kong time). Before the start of the first race, Lee was stung by a jellyfish in the waters off Savannah, but displayed courage and mental strength to finish third behind Italian Alessandro Sensini and New Zealand's Kendall. 'I will be giving it 100 per cent. I think I have a small chance of staying in the top three,' she said. Still in pain for the start of her second race, the 25-year-old Hong Kong medal hope showed that it was going to take much more than a spineless sea dweller with itchy trigger tentacles to wreck her Olympic ambitions. In the third race, delayed due to the lack of winds, Lee once again finished behind Sensini. A second place in the second race had given her five points for the two races, equal with Kendall, who finished third. After two races, France's world champion Maud Herbert, eighth in the first race, who won the second was fourth overall while Sensini was third after finishing seventh in the second race. Hong Kong team manager Bertie de Speville said: 'We are very pleased with San San's performance and so is she. She was in a lot of pain so she did very well to finish third (in the first race). She was having treatment after her race and is recovering. 'She has some nasty weals on her but she should be alright for the next race.' A sight unseen in any previous Olympic Games greeted those interested enough in looking up results of the women's IMCO boardsailing competition on Tuesday afternoon (Atlanta time). '1. HKG' read the top left corner of the result sheet - the first time a Hong Kong athlete or team, barring heats, was top of the heap in any sport, at any time, since the territory joined the Olympic movement in 1952. Men's boardsailer Sam Wong Tak-sum sailed beyond expectations in the first race to finish an excellent 18th out of 46. But he was caught in a mass tangle in the second event and by the time he recovered, could only take 39th place, to lie 29th overall. Laser class sailor Yang Fung was in 43rd place after finishing 46th and 32nd. San San, who partly blamed mental weakness for her 11th place in Barcelona four years ago, passed the initial 1996 psychological test with flying colours in the very first race. The 25-year-old, who has Hong Kong Sports Institute psychologist Trish Leahy by her side, was in 15th place after the fifth mark, reviving memories of her poor start in Barcelona, from which she never recovered. But with a 12-knot wind behind her, conditions suited her style and she finished 51 seconds behind Sensini and 24 adrift of Kendall. Herbert, arguably the favourite to win gold beat Lee by 20 seconds in the second race. Hong Kong's Arthur Li clocked 56.92 in his men's 100 metres butterfly heat last night, more than a second outside his own national swimming record.