Hong Kong's wushu players would have to try extra hard today to win medals, as several medal hopefuls missed their chance yesterday. After an unsteady landing trying a difficult kick in jianshu, 18-year-old Peggie Ho Pak-kei lost her chance of a medal in the women's jianshu (sword) and qiangshu (lance) all-round event. 'I had prepared a few difficult moves for jianshu, and they didn't turn out very well,' said Ho, who ranked third in qiangshu but fell behind in jianshu. 'I have been practising wushu as a full-time career for about a year, so I have been hoping to do better,' she added. Overall, the Hong Kong team's morale was dragged down by a few injured athletes, said coach Yu Liguang. Two Hong Kong team members, 24-year-old To Yu-hang and 26-year-old Angie Tsang Si-man, are competing despite injuries, Yu explained. Another athlete, Cheng Ka-ho, 26, had to give up hope of participating in the games. 'When you compete while you can hardly control your legs, that's very difficult,' Yu said in defence of his team members. Meanwhile, East Asian Games hosts Macau always said their best hopes of winning gold medals lay in wushu. And they weren't wrong. Huang Yanhui, 24, won Macau's first gold for women's nanquan (south boxing) and Han Jing, 32, grabbed silver for women's jianshu and qiangshu all-round. 'I was feeling under a bit of pressure before the games, and a month ago I hurt my leg, but I was able to perform well because of my strong self-belief,' said Huang, who comes from Fujian province.