Smooth change-overs and a strong opposition ensured SAR's 4 ? 100 metres relay team made the Olympic grade at a Grand Prix meet in Chengdu this week. The foursome of Chiang Wai-hung, To Wai-lok, Ho Kwan-lung and Tang Hon-sing received a warm welcome at the airport as they returned home with Hong Kong's first ever Olympic ticket in the 4 ? 100 metres relay. They clocked 39.97 seconds, 0.03 of a second inside the Olympic mark, on their way to finishing second behind Sichuan. 'We yelled and jumped when we knew we qualified,' said a delighted Chiang, who booked a ticket to Sydney in the men's 100 metres at the Tianjin Grand Prix last week. To said: 'It's a relief for me. I was a little nervous before the race, but we made it.' To's worries were understandable because he failed to pass the baton to Ho in a botched attempt at the Watson's Athletic King Championships last month. They made no mistake this time. They also had the Sichuan team to thank as the mainlanders pushed them to their limit. 'They helped us a lot,' said Chiang. 'Our change-overs were much better than we expected. We even led the Sichuan team for most of the race before the last 100 metres. They passed us when I got the baton but I just tried to chase their anchor as fast as I could,' said anchorman Chiang. Despite the qualification, the hard work has just begun as national coach Yu Lik revealed the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association hoped the quartet could run under 39.50. 'There is still room for improvement because it was only the second time they ran in the new order. If Ho and Tang can run below 10.60, we have a good chance of achieving this target. 'It'll be our focused event this year and the Sports Institute and HKAAA promised they would put a lot of resources into this team,' Yu said. Chiang added that the team had targeted a medal and the time goal at the Asian Championships in Indonesia in August before heading to Sydney.