Hong Kong got off to a flying start at the Inter-City championships with junior Lee Ka-shun breaking an 18-year-old record in the women's discus yesterday. Despite the searing heat at Wan Chai Sports Ground, Lee, who was born in the same year that Malina Ngai Man-ling set the previous record, reached 39.49 metres, smashing Ngai's mark of 38.90m by almost half a metre. On the track, Hong Kong's Tang Yik-chun ran his best time of the year when he won the men's 200 metres. Running his first race after spending six weeks at the United States Olympic training centre in Chula Vista, California, Tang defeated two overseas sprinters in a time of 21.393 seconds. Ralph Waldy Soguilon of the Philippines came second in 21.398, while Japanese Kurisaki Kosuke was third in 21.51. Lee, who now holds both the junior and senior records in the discus, said she had expected to break one of the longest-standing records in Hong Kong. 'I went for an IAAF-organised discus-specific training camp in Beijing last year and my skills have improved a lot since then,' said the delighted 18-year-old. 'In fact I have made it [breaking the Hong Kong record] in practice but it never happened in competition. But I knew it would come sooner or later and I am really happy that I broke it today.' Tang, meanwhile, is looking forward to today's 100m and the 4x100m relay after his victory yesterday. 'I am very satisfied with the time and performance considering the conditions,' said Tang. 'My target in the 200m was to enjoy the race and get back into competition. I am very happy that I recorded my best time of the year, although it is far slower than my Hong Kong record of 20.94 seconds.' Tang said his training in the US had improved his upper body movement and his ability to handle the bend in the 200m. He now hopes to improve his time in the 100m. 'I have recorded 10.3 seconds during practice in the US,' said Tang, whose personal best is 10.44 seconds. 'If I cannot make it this time in Hong Kong, I am confident that I can make it some time later this year.' In the 4x100m relay, Tang will be joined by Wong Ka-chun, Lau Yu-leong and veteran Chiang Wai-hung, the Hong Kong 100m record holder.