AFTER nine years of trying, Lee Lai-shan yesterday won the one item missing from her mantelpiece - an Asian Games gold medal. Windsurfer San San, the Atlanta Olympic gold medallist and world No 1, set herself up to pocket the remaining piece of gold when she won three consecusttive races to finish on top of the overall standings. She has two races remaining in her Mistral event today, but even if she loses both she will take gold after winning seven of the eight races so far. 'I'm happy to have won the Asian Games gold medal at last, but I must stress that at the moment the result is still provisional,' Hong Kong's most celebrated athlete said. Huge cheers from a massed rank of Hong Kong supporters, including squash heroine Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin who won a silver medal yesterday, greeted her as she returned to the beach at Pattaya. San San's coach, Rene Appel, said the Asian Games medal would be treasured because of San San's huge effort. 'It took a long time coming. This is her third attempt and I'm very happy for her,' Appel said. San San won silver medals at Hiroshima (1994) and Beijing (1990). Hong Kong have bagged seven medals at the end of the first week of competition. Along with San San's gold and Chiu's silver, they have won five bronze medals. Delegation head Timothy Fok Tsun-ting said: 'I hope we can get some more, especially golden in colour.' Gold medal hopes still lie with rower Fenella Ng Gar-loc, wushu exponent Ng Siu-ching and cyclist Wong Kam-po.