It was all heartbreak for Ho Chi-ho, whose hopes of winning a medal were dashed on a countback which resulted in teammate Chan King-yin scraping through to the bronze in the RS:X men's class. Ho, Chan and South Korean Lee Tae-hoon were all in the running for the silver medal before the final race in the 10-race series got under way in Stanley yesterday. The gold had already been won by Japan's Makoto Tomizawa. Lee won the final race, to take the silver, and he was followed home by Ho and Chan, who ended on a tie. It then boiled down to the discard, and Ho lost out as his worst result was seventh, while Chan's was a fifth placing. 'Yes, Ho was disappointed, but his problem was he didn't win enough races,' Hong Kong coach Rene Appel said. 'It would have been easier for Ho to win a medal in the mistral, but he chose to take part in this class because it is in the Olympics and in the long run it will be more beneficial for him.' Ho spurned the chance of gold, and the HK$100,000 award that all champions will get from the Sports Institute's incentive scheme, by opting to race in the more competitive RS:X field. Hong Kong finished with three of the four gold medals - all decided before yesterday's final race - and most interest had centred around the battle between Ho and Chan. Korean Lee led from the outset and never looked in danger of being overhauled, leaving the local pair to battle it out for third place. Chan led until the first mark, but Ho used all his experience to edge him out at the end. But it was to no avail. Vicky Chan Wai-kei in the RS:X women's class, Leung Ho-tsun in the mistral men's heavyweight and Cheng Kwok-fai in the mistral men's lightweight bagged the other gold medals. Chan Hei-man took silver for Hong Kong in the RS:X women's after finishing second in the last race yesterday. The hosts also grabbed another bronze medal in the mistral men's heavyweight thanks to Tang Kang-to. 'This experience will serve our athletes, especially the younger ones, well in the future. They all now know where the major challenges will come from as they look ahead to next year's Asian Games,' Appel said.