Hong Kong's rowers got off to a good start when two of their crews went straight through to the semi-finals. Lok Kwan-hoi and Leung Chun-shek came second in their men's doubles sculls heat when they completed the 1,000-metre course in three minutes and 59.39 seconds. Also reaching the semi-finals were Lo Ting-wai and So Sau-wah, who came first in their three-boat heat in 4.24.47. However, Hong Kong's singles scull crews will need to go through the repechage. In the women's lightweight singles, Lee Ka-man came second in 5:11.43 while Law Hiu-fung also faced the same fate as he was second in his heat in the men's lightweight singles in 4.23.60. In the women's singles scull, Yung Ka-yan was second in 5.13.04 while Chow Kwong-wing also came second with a time of 4.24.97. Both need to go through a repechage to make the semis. In badminton, where Hong Kong won a bronze medal in the women's team in Pusan four years ago, the result was reversed. After finishing second in the group stage, the SAR were required to go through a second round tournament in order to make it into the semi-finals. However they were narrowly defeated 3-2 by South Korea. In the men's shooting, Wong Fai also failed to qualify for the final in the 10m air pistol as he finished 18th. However he remains a strong medal candidate in the 25m standard pistol.