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China Open: history-making Zhang Jienalin has a chance of making weekend after solid opener

Zhang hits respectable three-over-par 75 on opening day as she becomes first woman to compete at the China Open.

Zhang hits respectable three-over-par 75 on opening day as she becomes first woman to compete at the China Open.

China Open: history-making Zhang Jienalin has a chance of making weekend after solid opener
10 Dec 2020 - 9:50PM
Hong Kong golfer Jason Hak finds ‘safe’ haven in China and opportunity to compete again in Covid-19 world

The 26-year-old Hak leaves Covid-19 chaos of US, making trek from family home in Florida to find playing opportunities in China, including the national Open.

The 26-year-old Hak leaves Covid-19 chaos of US, making trek from family home in Florida to find playing opportunities in China, including the national Open.

Hong Kong golfer Jason Hak finds ‘safe’ haven in China and opportunity to compete again in Covid-19 world
4 Dec 2020 - 10:17PM
Practice pays off for jet-setting Katrin Buchta at Hong Kong Open Water Swimming Series
14 May 2018 - 10:35AM
‘Why can’t they find land elsewhere to build their houses?’: tour stars question government plans to bulldoze Hong Kong Golf Club
3 Feb 2018 - 2:47AM
China number one Li Haotong only has one thing on his mind at Hong Kong Open – victory
20 Nov 2017 - 9:11PM
Kenya’s Menjo Josphat Kiprono sets new Hong Kong 10km all comers record
2 Apr 2017 - 8:33PM
Dave Bedford backs Sebastian Coe to lead world athletics despite ignoring doping test blackmail allegations
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Li Haotong aiming for world’s top 50 after breakthrough season
26 Nov 2016 - 11:41PM
Shorter is sweeter for Mabel Lui as she salutes in Hong Kong 10km Challenge
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Olympics-bound Christy Yiu scoops bumper Hong Kong Marathon payday after finishing sixth
17 Jan 2016 - 6:17PM
Record time set in Hong Kong Cross Country Championships by Taiwan runner Chang Chih-hsuan

Taiwan's Chang Chih-hsuan made her debut in the Lucozade Hong Kong Cross Country Championships a winning one at Fanling yesterday, just one day after claiming the Unicef 10km at Disneyland.

Taiwan's Chang Chih-hsuan made her debut in the Lucozade Hong Kong Cross Country Championships a winning one at Fanling yesterday, just one day after claiming the Unicef 10km at Disneyland.

Record time set in Hong Kong Cross Country Championships by Taiwan runner Chang Chih-hsuan
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Christy Yiu blitzes half-marathon field in Japan – and smashes Hong Kong record

Christy Yiu Kit-ching made a stunning defence of her Ageo City Half-marathon title in Japan and in the process smashed the 13-year-old Hong Kong record set by Maggie Chan Man-yee.

Christy Yiu Kit-ching made a stunning defence of her Ageo City Half-marathon title in Japan and in the process smashed the 13-year-old Hong Kong record set by Maggie Chan Man-yee.

Christy Yiu blitzes half-marathon field in Japan – and smashes Hong Kong record
17 Nov 2015 - 2:25PM
Cool and confident: Wang Kun races to victory in Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge

Wang Kun is making a habit out of winning Hong Kong biggest distance races. The Macau-based mainlander led home the 6,000 starters in Sunday's Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge with consummate ease, and said he now intends to defend his half-marathon title in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event in January.

Wang Kun is making a habit out of winning Hong Kong biggest distance races. The Macau-based mainlander led home the 6,000 starters in Sunday's Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge with consummate ease, and said he now intends to defend his half-marathon title in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event in January.

Cool and confident: Wang Kun races to victory in Asics Hong Kong 10k Challenge
2 Nov 2015 - 8:22PM
China's elder statesman Zhang Lianwei begins second career on European Senior Tour

Zhang Lianwei is loving life as a rookie - at the age of 50. China's pioneering golfer has just begun his second career and is tackling it in the same way he did when he turned pro some 20 years ago - playing to win.

Zhang Lianwei is loving life as a rookie - at the age of 50. China's pioneering golfer has just begun his second career and is tackling it in the same way he did when he turned pro some 20 years ago - playing to win.

China's elder statesman Zhang Lianwei begins second career on European Senior Tour
6 Sep 2015 - 1:14AM
Hong Kong's Christy Yiu 'runs through wall' for respectable marathon finish in world championships debut

Christy Yiu Kit-ching, Hong Kong's sole representative in the world athletics championships, finished a respectable 32nd from 63 starters in the marathon in Beijing on Sunday, despite hitting the wall early in the race.

Christy Yiu Kit-ching, Hong Kong's sole representative in the world athletics championships, finished a respectable 32nd from 63 starters in the marathon in Beijing on Sunday, despite hitting the wall early in the race.

Hong Kong's Christy Yiu 'runs through wall' for respectable marathon finish in world championships debut
31 Aug 2015 - 8:39AM
Hong Kong juniors triumph in Asian Cup triathlon event

Hong Kong competitors swept the board in the elite male junior section at the Shizuishan ASTC Triathlon Premium Asian Cup in northern China on Sunday.

Hong Kong competitors swept the board in the elite male junior section at the Shizuishan ASTC Triathlon Premium Asian Cup in northern China on Sunday.

Hong Kong juniors triumph in Asian Cup triathlon event
7 Jul 2015 - 11:27AM
Breakthrough triathlon win for Hong Kong's Hilda Choi

Hong Kong’s Hilda Choi Yan-yin claimed her first ITU victory as an elite senior athlete in the Asian Triathlon Cup in Burabay, Kazakhstan, on Sunday.

Hong Kong’s Hilda Choi Yan-yin claimed her first ITU victory as an elite senior athlete in the Asian Triathlon Cup in Burabay, Kazakhstan, on Sunday.

Breakthrough triathlon win for Hong Kong's Hilda Choi
28 Jun 2015 - 11:41PM
She's already qualified for the Olympics, but Hong Kong marathon runner Christy Yiu aims to get even faster

Christy Yiu Kit-ching will turn up the heat on her marathon career at the world championships in Beijing in August after running almost four minutes inside the Olympic qualifying time in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon.

Christy Yiu Kit-ching will turn up the heat on her marathon career at the world championships in Beijing in August after running almost four minutes inside the Olympic qualifying time in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon.

She's already qualified for the Olympics, but Hong Kong marathon runner Christy Yiu aims to get even faster
7 May 2015 - 8:42PM
Hong Kong's Christy Yiu Kit-ching qualifies for Rio Olympic marathon

Hong Kong’s Christy Yiu Kit-ching ensured herself of a place at this year’s World Athletic Championships in Beijing, and also a start in the Rio Olympics after bettering the qualifying time for both events in Sunday's Prague Marathon.

Hong Kong’s Christy Yiu Kit-ching ensured herself of a place at this year’s World Athletic Championships in Beijing, and also a start in the Rio Olympics after bettering the qualifying time for both events in Sunday's Prague Marathon.

Hong Kong's Christy Yiu Kit-ching qualifies for Rio Olympic marathon
5 May 2015 - 11:47AM
Quick riches attracting Kenyan hopefuls looking to cash in on China's marathon scene

Long-distance athletes, who base themselves in Hong Kong, target the vast sums on offer from the mainland's burgeoning running scene

Long-distance athletes, who base themselves in Hong Kong, target the vast sums on offer from the mainland's burgeoning running scene

Quick riches attracting Kenyan hopefuls looking to cash in on China's marathon scene
12 Apr 2015 - 10:01PM
Hong Kong triathletes excel in La Paz to scoop medals
22 Mar 2015 - 10:03PM
Christy Yiu Kit-ching misses Rio Olympics qualifying time but coaches still happy
25 Jan 2015 - 10:00PM
Late but never last, gone but not forgotten: how 'Mr Yip' inspired scores of Hong Kong runners

Yip Lun-ming, or Mr Yip as he was known to expatriate runners and Yip bak (uncle Yip) to locals, was an inspiration to scores of runners for his total dedication to the sport he loved.

Yip Lun-ming, or Mr Yip as he was known to expatriate runners and Yip bak (uncle Yip) to locals, was an inspiration to scores of runners for his total dedication to the sport he loved.

Late but never last, gone but not forgotten: how 'Mr Yip' inspired scores of Hong Kong runners
12 Jan 2015 - 10:49AM
China's Wang Kun joins elite club after winning Mizuno Half-Marathon
28 Dec 2014 - 9:59PM
Hong Kong running fraternity mourns death of 'Mr Yip'
29 Dec 2014 - 1:41AM
Runners brave chilly weather in Boxing Day Run
27 Dec 2014 - 11:10AM
No stopping Kang as he strolls to an easy victory
22 Dec 2014 - 9:27AM
Knowledge of 15km course gives Yu Hin-wa winning edge
14 Dec 2014 - 11:04PM
Christy Yiu racks up the miles as she gains pace on golden goal
17 Nov 2015 - 2:26PM
Solomon Keter shatters his own Hong Kong all-comers 10km record
30 Nov 2014 - 10:19PM