Lee Lai-shan is hoping her Olympic title defence at Sydney will be inspired by watching video tapes showing episodes of her triumph at the Atlanta Games four years ago. San San, who is in the middle of her final tune-up at the Olympic venue in Darling Harbour, has asked husband Sam Wong Tak-sum to bring the morale-boasting video tapes with him when he leaves for Sydney next week. Wong, who retired from the sport as an athlete and took up a coaching job with the Hong Kong windsurfing team, will attend the Olympics as the team's boatman this time. 'She said to me that she wanted to reflect on what had happened and how she felt during the Atlanta Olympics and all the events that followed after she won the title,' said Wong, who returned home after leading the SAR's youngsters to the World Junior Championship in Europe in the past few weeks. 'There are a number of video tapes, including footage showing her in action, the prize presentation and other emotional scenes,' he said. He pointed out that any attempts, however little the impact would be, to inspire San San's Olympic bid at this crucial stage would benefit her. 'At such a high level of racing, it will be vital to have some encouragement, even if it would help strengthen her mental toughness by only two or three per cent.' Wong also said his capacity as a team official rather than an athlete like four years ago meant he could serve as a better soulmate and psychological consultant to San San. 'An athlete wants to talk to others when he or she is nervous. And I'm able to provide her with better support this time because I won't be nervous. In the past when we were both competing, I was sometimes as nervous as her but I'll be able to see things from a wider perspective than her this time,' he said. 'For the past 11 years, we evaluated our performances after every competition. I believe I could help lessen her nervousness by talking to her after each day of racing in Sydney.' Wong added there were so much external pressures that might distract San San from the competition that he had to guide her to think in the right way. 'It is possible that some sailors might come to you and say something bad before or after racing, wishing to make you feel less confident,' Wong said. 'In another case, if a reporter who she is well acquainted with approaches her and just says something trivial, she may second guess what he or she actually means and that thought would affect her negatively.'