An unheralded Hong Kong team reached the men's four kilometre pursuit final yesterday to guarantee cycling a third medal. Spearheaded by Cheung King-lok, who won silver in the individual competition of the same event on Sunday, the quartet, which also includes Cheung King-wai, Kwok Ho-ting and Choi Ki-ho, will challenge South Korea in today's final at the Guangzhou velodrome. 'This event is on the Olympic programme and will be our hope for the London Games after the omission of the points race,' Hong Kong coach Shen Jinkang said. 'We will use the Asian Games as a transition, to see how good we are against the region's best and see what we need to do to challenge the world's top nations in the Olympics. 'Today's result is unbelievable, as this is a young team, set up in less than two years. Three of the four members are young riders. At the Doha Games, we only sent riders for the individual pursuit, but all were eliminated in the preliminaries. But now in Guangzhou, Cheung has won a silver medal, while the team is also in the final. We have improved a lot.' Both Hong Kong and South Korea broke the Asian record yesterday, but the Koreans looked stronger when they defeated Taiwan in four minutes and 6.598 seconds in the 16-lap race. Hong Kong beat Kazakhstan in 4:08.835 seconds. China and Iran, who won their races against Japan and Malaysia respectively, will meet for the bronze medal play-off because of inferior times. China bettered their own Asian record to 4:09.832, before South Korea and Hong Kong took to the track. Iran finished off their opponents in 4:15.225. Hong Kong can win another cycling medal today with golden girl Lee Wai-sze also reaching the sprint semi-finals. Lee, gold medallist in the 500 metres time trial on Saturday, beat Huang Ting-ying of South Korea in the final eight. There was another medal from wushu yesterday when He Jingde finished second in the men's nanquan and nangun all-round. The 32-year-old, who managed a fourth position in the nanquan three events combined at the Doha Games, was happy to leave his sporting career on a high. 'I don't think I will be competing in Incheon in four years because of my age,' said He, who performed with movie star Jackie Chan in Hawaii for the governor's millennium celebrations. 'I would like to start a career in the entertainment business after the Asian Games.' In table tennis, Hong Kong started their campaign in the individual events with two wins in the mixed doubles after losing in both their team quarter-finals on Sunday. Tie Yana and Teng Peng, who married last year after the East Asian Games, beat Yang Zi and Wang Yuegu of Singapore 3-2 in the round of 16. The couple, who are combining for the first time at a big international event, won 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7. Another Hong Kong duo, Jiang Huajun and Cheung Yuk, beat Tajikistan opponents 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-5).