A relieved Wong Kam-po won his first and probably last Asian Games points-race medal yesterday, when he finished second in the 120-lap, 30-kilometre race at Guangzhou Velodrome. Despite collecting a total of 60 points - 40 lap points and 20 sprint points - the 37-year-old veteran had to settle for a silver behind the 70 points of Uzbekistan's Vladmiri Tuychiev. Iranian Mehdi Sohrabi, who was beaten by Wong in the road race in Doha four years ago, also collected 60 points, but lost to Wong again as the Hong Kong rider had a better finishing order. 'We have been enjoying a very successful run in the Guangzhou Games and I did not want to let my teammates down by not winning a medal,' said Wong, who already has two Asian Games road race medals to his name but had never achieved anything in the points race, the event in which he has represented Hong Kong at the three Olympiads since the Sydney 2000 Games. 'I am quite happy with my performance as I normally score 20 lap points and collect some sprint points which are usually good enough to win a race. But today's race was very competitive, as you can tell from the score.' A rider can gain 20 lap points when he overlaps the bunch and between one and five sprint points if he is among the top four riders to cross the line on designated sprint laps. 'Points racing will not part of the next Asian Games programme nor the 2012 London [Olympic] Games. I will have to switch back to road racing next year in an attempt to qualify for the London Games,' Wong said. 'I think I am a more natural road racer as I always feel more comfortable on the road. Our up-and-coming riders are more talented on the track as the young team proved in the 4km team pursuit, where they won a silver medal.' Wong tipped Kwok Ho-ting, 22, to be his successor on the track. 'He is very strong on the track and given more time, he can be a great track rider,' he said. Despite his age, Kwok has won madison and scratch races at the World Cup classics and is a member of the 4km pursuit team who won the silver medal for Hong Kong this week. Kwok partnered Wong in yesterday's race, but the youngster could not find his rhythm in the early stages, which cost him dearly. With Lee Wai-sze also winning a bronze medal in the women's sprint yesterday, the cycling team have collected one gold, four silver and one bronze medals. More medals are expected when Steven Wong competes in the BMX contest tomorrow, and from next week's three road races. Meanwhile, Hong Kong are guaranteed a bronze medal in table tennis after Cheung Yuk and Jiang Huajun beat second seeds Zhang Jike and Ding Ning of China in the mixed doubles last night. The Hong Kong pair won the quarter-final clash 3-2 (6-11, 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7) to set up a clash against Seiya Kishikawa and Ai Fukuhara of Japan. With no play-off for the third place, a defeat would still give Hong Kong a bronze medal. Another Hong Kong pair, couple Tang Peng and Tie Yana, lost to China's Xu Xin and Guo Yan.