Paul Ryding

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Paul Ryding

News Editor, Sport

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics took him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him there until now. He spent eight years in Beijing before moving to Hong Kong in 2015.

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China stunned in Thomas Cup final as Indonesia end 19-year wait for glory

Indonesia claim a record-extending 14th title after an almost 20-year wait in 3-0 whitewash of defending champions.

Indonesia claim a record-extending 14th title after an almost 20-year wait in 3-0 whitewash of defending champions.

20 Oct 2021 - 3:51PM
Hsieh Su-wei claims third Indian Wells title as partner Elise Mertens defends her crown

Veteran Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei has now won the Indian Wells title with three different playing partners.

Veteran Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei has now won the Indian Wells title with three different playing partners.

17 Oct 2021 - 4:27PM
Northern Ireland Open: John Higgins downs Yan Bingtao to set up final against Belfast boy Mark Allen

Scotland’s Higgins sets up thrilling final against Northern Irishman Allen.

Scotland’s Higgins sets up thrilling final against Northern Irishman Allen.

17 Oct 2021 - 4:28PM
Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in heavyweight trilogy fight

Fury scores second straight victory over Wilder.

Fury scores second straight victory over Wilder.

10 Oct 2021 - 1:18PM
China No 1 Zhang Shuai dumped out in Indian Wells Masters singles opener

Zhang’s defeat to 19-year-old Marta Kostyuk leaves Zheng Saisai as the only Chinese player left in the singles draw.

Zhang’s defeat to 19-year-old Marta Kostyuk leaves Zheng Saisai as the only Chinese player left in the singles draw.

7 Oct 2021 - 12:13PM
China claim a 12th Sudirman Cup crown against rivals Japan in high-quality final

China claims fourth consecutive win against Japan, 3-1, with redemption for Shi Yuqi as he overcomes world No 1 Momota.

China claims fourth consecutive win against Japan, 3-1, with redemption for Shi Yuqi as he overcomes world No 1 Momota.

4 Oct 2021 - 10:11PM
FIBA Women’s Asia Cup: Japan complete fourth quarter fightback to down China

Japan defend their title against China in Jordan as Saori Miyazaki top scores with 26 points in the final.

Japan defend their title against China in Jordan as Saori Miyazaki top scores with 26 points in the final.

3 Oct 2021 - 10:32PM
China set up Japan showdown in Sudirman Cup final after routing South Korea in semi-finals

China ease into final where they will meet Japan for a second successive decider as they seek a record 12th Sudirman Cup title.

China ease into final where they will meet Japan for a second successive decider as they seek a record 12th Sudirman Cup title.

3 Oct 2021 - 1:24PM
China ease past Australia to reach FIBA Women’s Asia Cup semi-finals

China, who were stunned by Serbia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, are now considered favourites to go on and win the tournament.

China, who were stunned by Serbia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, are now considered favourites to go on and win the tournament.

30 Sep 2021 - 10:04PM
Sudirman Cup: China secure quarter-final spot with hard-earned win against Thailand

Defending champions fight back from 0-2 down to make it three wins from three in group stage.

Defending champions fight back from 0-2 down to make it three wins from three in group stage.

30 Sep 2021 - 10:04PM
China’s Zhou Guanyu cedes more ground to Formula 2 leader Oscar Piastri after Russian disaster

A disastrous spin on his way to the starting grid ends his sprint race chances as a sixth-place finish in the feature race sees Zhou fall 36 points behind championship leader.

A disastrous spin on his way to the starting grid ends his sprint race chances as a sixth-place finish in the feature race sees Zhou fall 36 points behind championship leader.

27 Sep 2021 - 9:49PM
Edmonton Sevens: Hong Kong secure another seventh-place finish as South Africa claim series title

A second seventh-place finish in two outings in Canada ensures Paul John’s team manage eighth spot overall in the 2021 Series as Max Denmark shines in hugely impressive win against Ireland.

A second seventh-place finish in two outings in Canada ensures Paul John’s team manage eighth spot overall in the 2021 Series as Max Denmark shines in hugely impressive win against Ireland.

28 Sep 2021 - 11:22AM
Obituary | Dr Freddie Fu, the Hong Kong surgeon who saved Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career, dies aged 71

Fu carried out over 20,000 knee surgeries since his first in 1981, 6,000 of them ACL repairs and was famously credited with saving the career of superstar footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Fu carried out over 20,000 knee surgeries since his first in 1981, 6,000 of them ACL repairs and was famously credited with saving the career of superstar footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

26 Sep 2021 - 10:44PM
National Games: Jason Hak drags himself into medal contention with late birdie run

Hak’s medal chances were on the verge of being extinguished, but a late run of form kept his chances alive on day three.

Hak’s medal chances were on the verge of being extinguished, but a late run of form kept his chances alive on day three.

23 Sep 2021 - 6:32PM
National Games: Hong Kong’s Jason Hak sits second after faultless opening round

At six-under par, Hak is one shot off the lead at the end of day one, while Hong Kong teenaged sensation Sophie Han holds a share of fifth place in the women’s event.

At six-under par, Hak is one shot off the lead at the end of day one, while Hong Kong teenaged sensation Sophie Han holds a share of fifth place in the women’s event.

21 Sep 2021 - 7:42PM
National Games: ‘prehistoric’ Fu Yuanhui advances to the semi-finals of 100m backstroke

The 25-year-old Fu makes fun of her age after winning her qualifying heat in the 100m backstroke.

The 25-year-old Fu makes fun of her age after winning her qualifying heat in the 100m backstroke.

20 Sep 2021 - 6:28PM
ISL 2021: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey continues fine form with winning contribution in Naples

Haughey flattens the field in her pet 200m freestyle event as Energy Standard keep up pace on table-topping Cali Condors.

Haughey flattens the field in her pet 200m freestyle event as Energy Standard keep up pace on table-topping Cali Condors.

20 Sep 2021 - 3:28PM
Canada Sevens: Hong Kong claim seventh place on opening stop of Series in Vancouver

Paul John’s men defeat Spain in abridged competition for confidence-boosting win ahead of Edmonton leg of shortened 2021 Series.

Paul John’s men defeat Spain in abridged competition for confidence-boosting win ahead of Edmonton leg of shortened 2021 Series.

20 Sep 2021 - 11:16AM
US Open: Hong Kong’s Coleman Wong makes history as city’s first boys’ grand slam champion

Wong partners with Frenchman Max Westphal to seal the boys’ doubles title in New York.

Wong partners with Frenchman Max Westphal to seal the boys’ doubles title in New York.

12 Sep 2021 - 10:21PM
Tokyo Paralympics: Hong Kong adds a silver lining to its campaign with 2 medals on the final day of competition

Hong Kong doubles medal haul with silver and bronze in badminton on final day of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Hong Kong doubles medal haul with silver and bronze in badminton on final day of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

5 Sep 2021 - 10:45PM
Tokyo Paralympics: Chu Man-kai takes badminton silver after thrilling final against India’s Nagar

Chu led by five points in the opening game before the Indian launched a stirring fightback.

Chu led by five points in the opening game before the Indian launched a stirring fightback.

5 Sep 2021 - 3:11PM
Tokyo Paralympics: Daniel Chan Ho-yuen grabs badminton bronze for Hong Kong

Chan’s bronze medal is Hong Kong’s fourth of the Games

Chan’s bronze medal is Hong Kong’s fourth of the Games

5 Sep 2021 - 12:17PM
Tokyo Paralympics: Hong Kong fall agonisingly short in team foil bronze match ending a 40-year run of fencing medal success

Fourth place for Hong Kong as they lose in a bronze medal match that went right to the wire, and confirms Tokyo 2020 as the first Paralympics where it has failed to win a fencing medal in over 40 years.

Fourth place for Hong Kong as they lose in a bronze medal match that went right to the wire, and confirms Tokyo 2020 as the first Paralympics where it has failed to win a fencing medal in over 40 years.

29 Aug 2021 - 10:29PM
Tokyo Paralympics: disappointment for Hong Kong as defending champion Tang fails to reach final

Tang was a strong medal hope for Hong Kong and the defending Paralympic champion.

Tang was a strong medal hope for Hong Kong and the defending Paralympic champion.

27 Aug 2021 - 11:34AM
China’s Zhang Shuai marches into Tennis in the Land quarter-finals in Cleveland

Zhang advances in the final tune-up event ahead of the US Open.

Zhang advances in the final tune-up event ahead of the US Open.

26 Aug 2021 - 12:06PM
Hong Kong Marathon: boost for city as showpiece athletics event gets go-ahead marking return of elite sport

The annual race returns on Sunday, October 24 with a slimmed-down field of 18,500 participants across the three categories, a vast reduction on the 74,000 runners who took part in 2019.

The annual race returns on Sunday, October 24 with a slimmed-down field of 18,500 participants across the three categories, a vast reduction on the 74,000 runners who took part in 2019.

18 Aug 2021 - 10:23PM
Tokyo 2020: is China going to boost its Olympic medal tally with 4x100m bronze?

Chinese quartet could be in line for the bronze medal as Team GB, who finished with silver, sees one of its runners provisionally banned.

Chinese quartet could be in line for the bronze medal as Team GB, who finished with silver, sees one of its runners provisionally banned.

13 Aug 2021 - 9:45PM
Tokyo Olympics: Hong Kong’s greatest Games ever brings joy unmatched to city and its athletes

Cyclist Sarah Lee caps memorable two weeks with bronze in women’s sprint. Disappointment despite her success speaks volumes for what was achieved.

Cyclist Sarah Lee caps memorable two weeks with bronze in women’s sprint. Disappointment despite her success speaks volumes for what was achieved.

9 Aug 2021 - 1:37AM
Tokyo Olympics: China’s gold medal haul hailed despite USA stealing bragging rights

China equals the London 2012 haul of 38 gold medals and its ‘best achievement in an overseas Olympics’.

China equals the London 2012 haul of 38 gold medals and its ‘best achievement in an overseas Olympics’.

9 Aug 2021 - 11:28AM
Analysis | Tokyo Olympics: Sarah Lee’s bronze tinged with mild disappointment, which says everything about how good Hong Kong have been at Games

Hong Kong’s unprecedented success in Tokyo raised expectations for cyclist in her sprint semi-final, but the gold-medal race proved out of reach.

Hong Kong’s unprecedented success in Tokyo raised expectations for cyclist in her sprint semi-final, but the gold-medal race proved out of reach.

9 Aug 2021 - 12:05AM