HONGKONG hurdler Chan Sau-ying put her 1990 Asian Games nightmare well and truly behind her as she sped to an East Asian Games bronze medal in the women's 100 metres hurdles yesterday. The 22-year-old American college student, who cried tears of despair after finishing fourth in the Asian Games final in Beijing three years ago, clocked 13.35 seconds to take third place behind China's Zhang Yu and Feng Yinghua. Zhang won the gold in 13.23 seconds and Feng was close behind in 13.31. The smiling face on the rostrum was in stark contrast to the scenes in Beijing in 1990, when she was inconsolable after being beaten to the bronze medal by six-hundredths of a second. Her time in Beijing of 13.87 seconds - compared to the Japanese bronze medallist's 13.81 - was over half a second slower than yesterday's mark and her progress has given her genuine hope of winning the 1994 Asian Games gold medal in Hiroshima. ''I know there is a lot of improvement left in me and the gold will be my target in the next Asian Games,'' said Chan, who is receiving expert coaching from American hurdler Toni Campbell and Chinese national team hurdler Li Tong at college in California. ''I have been training for six years so it's a nice feeling to win a medal at this level, especially after Beijing. ''With my training in the States I'm always looking for a personal best when I race now. Two weeks ago I ran 13.34 in a colleges meet in Los Angeles and I was hoping to improve on that. ''I got pretty close to it but the next time it should be better.'' Looking ahead to the Asian Games in Hiroshima in October 1994, Chan added: ''I have a lot of training to do before then and I have nothing to fear from the two Chinese girls who beat me. My target is to get down to 13.1.'' Chan, who has lived in the States for just over two years, was winning Hongkong's fourth bronze of the Games, following the two team awards in badminton and Michael Wright's third-place in the men's 50 metres freestyle the previous evening. The hurdler's next target is the World Student Games in Buffalo, in the United States, in July. Taiwan stole China's thunder on the third day of athletics competition, although the hosts still snatched seven golds. Taiwan's Nai Huei-fang pulled off the shock of the day in the men's long jump, when he beat Asian record holder Chen Zhunrong of China with a leap of 8.34 metres - just two centimetres short of Chen's regional mark. Nai's previous personal best was a modest 8.13 metres. Chen could only manage fourth place with a below-par jump of 7.78 behind silver meddalist Nobuharu Asahara of Japan who leapt 7.93 metres and China's Zhou Ming who took bronze with a jump of 7.84. Wang Huei-chen of Taiwan made it a sprint double when she added the women's 200-metre title to the 100-metre gold she won on Thursday. It was sweet revenge for Wang, who exploded out of the blocks to quickly close the gap on China's Han Qing - who beat her at the Beijing Asian Games 200 metres - then used her long-striding style to pull away and cross the line in 23.47. China's Chen Zhaoqing took the silver in 23.67 from Han who finished a disappointing third in 23.76. There was a one-two finish for South Korea in the men's 800 metres, with Lee Jin-il winning by five metres in 1:47.13 from Kim Yong-hwan in 1:48.75. China's Han Bo was third in 1:48.75. Chinese women managed a similar victory in their 800 metres final when Zhang Yumei and Lu Yi completely destroyed the rest of the field to take gold and silver in 2:01.68 and 2:03.38. North Korea's Choi Ok-son finished third way back in 2:08.03. Asian Games bronze medallist Zhao Cunlin of China ran a powerful bend to make up the stagger on Japan's Koji Ono and win the men's 200 metres in a time of 20.99. Ono took the silver in 21.19 after he was judged to have crossed the line ahead of teammate Koji Ito who recorded the same time. China's has now extended its gold tally in the athletics to 20, with four for Japan and three apiece for South Korea and Taiwan.