Chan King-yin and Chan Wai-kei are expecting a tough battle for medals at the summer showpiece in Beijing Windsurfers Chan King-yin and Chan Wai-kei will be going to the Beijing Olympics this summer. They will represent Hong Kong in the men's and women's RS:X windsurfing contests, respectively. The competition to be the men's RS:X Olympic representative was intense. Asian Games champion Chan King-yin and two-time Olympian Ho Chi-ho fought hard throughout the six-month selection process. Hong Kong has only one place in each contest. Chan took the initiative at the Asian Championships in Thailand in October, but Ho got better results at the RS:X World Championship in New Zealand in January and at the Sail Auckland race in February. The Princess Sofia Trophy in Mallorca, Spain last month was the decisive race. Chan outperformed Ho and reached the end of the internal selection process with 45 points, six more than Ho, to take his place in the team. The Olympic surfing events will be held off Qingdao, where wind conditions are light. Olympic debutant Chan was delighted to be selected for Beijing and is now focused on his training in Europe. He is taking part in competitions and training camps as part of his build-up for the Games. 'My skill in light wind conditions has improved a lot over the past couple of months,' said Chan. 'However, there is still a lot of work to be done to improve my skill and fitness levels.' Chan said he will concentrate on developing his physical condition. 'Lots of things can happen during competition. But being mentally prepared and performing at my best is essential,' he added. Although Ho has lost the chance to take part in Beijing, he has bounced back from the disappointment and is going to the Games in a new role - as training partner to his wife, Chan Wai-kei. Ho represented Hong Kong at both the Sydney and Athens Olympics so his experience could be very useful to his partner. 'I'll do my best to help her win a medal,' he confirmed. Ho has been Wai-kei's training partner for a few days now and the progress has been encouraging. 'Ho has great board speed which motivates me to work harder during training. It helps me improve my speed,' Wai-kei said. 'It's disappointing that we can't compete together in Qingdao, but I'll be happy to work together to win an Olympic medal. 'I'll double my efforts because I carry his Olympic hopes, too.' Both Hong Kong representatives agreed the Europeans are catching up quickly, while the Chinese are very strong because they have been training in the Olympic marina for a long time. The race for the medals will be tough, they said.