Lee Lai-shan will be going for Olympic gold again. Four years after her failed attempt to win back-to-back gold medals, Hong Kong's windsurfing heroine has made her intentions clear that she will be in the fray once more, in Athens next year. 'I will keep training as if I'm going to the Olympics,' said the 32-year-old San San. 'But everything will depend on how my body reacts this year.' Hong Kong have already won a berth in the women's windsurfing event for the 2004 Games. Head coach Rene Appel confirmed that San San, the 1996 Olympic champion who was once again crowned Asian champion last week, was in the race to represent the SAR at the Olympics one more time. 'San San will continue to train and compete full-time in preparation for selection for the Olympic Games. She was unaffected in the Asian Championships by any of the pains she experienced in the last Asian Games, giving her a much-needed boost in her decision to continue,' said Appel. San San's bid to emulate her 1996 feat, when she won Hong Kong's first and only Olympic medal, was scuppered four years later at the 2000 Sydney Games when she finished a disappointing sixth. Her Sydney Olympic campaign was disrupted by her studies. She was completing a degree in Canberra and could not devote all her time to training and competition as she would have liked. Appel revealed that Chan Wai-kei, who finished second to San San at the Asian Championships, was also in the running for the Olympics. 'She has also set her sights on Olympic representation. We will make our selection early next year,' said Appel. A country can only field one athlete in each category. Chan won Hong Kong's qualifying berth at last year's World Championships after San San pulled out because of recurring abdominal cramps. But as each qualifying berth is given to the country and not the individual, it is up to Hong Kong to choose between San San and Chan. Although Appel has diplomatically kept his options open, San San's decision to continue and the fact that she won the pre-Olympic regatta in Athens last year makes her an outright favourite to represent Hong Kong at the Olympics once again. Appel hopes Hong Kong can also clinch their berth in the men's IMCO event at the Olympics before the year is out. A seven-strong Hong Kong squad, comprising three women (San San, Chan Wai-kei and Chan Wai-man) and four men (Ho Chi-ho, Chan King-yin, Cheng Kwok-fai and Yu Wing-ho) will leave in 10 days on a seven-week swing through Europe where they will train and compete in three major regattas. 'We will train in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands and compete in the Princess Sophia Cup [April 12-18 in Palma], the IMCO European Championships [May 5-14 in Palermo] and the SPA Regatta [May 21-25 in Medemblik],' Appel said. 'The squad will spend June in Hong Kong, acclimatising to a hot climate in preparation for a training camp in Greece and participation in the Greek National Championships and the Pre-Olympic Regatta in August. This time in Greece will be crucial in our preparations for the Olympics,' he said. 'We are all looking forward to the intense training and competition in Europe and thankful for the never-ending support from all sports officials in Hong Kong.'