Shirley Chui
Shirley Chui
Hong Kong
Senior Reporter, Sport
Shirley joined the SCMP in 2022 after more than 20 years as a senior reporter for a local newspaper and has covered five Summer Olympic Games, three Asian Games, two National Games, one Universiade, and one World Cup.

Angus Ng at least has marriage to look forward to as he lasts just 26 minutes against Li Shifeng at All England Open Championships, days after beating Li to win German Open.


Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan of Thailand triumphs, as 12-time champion Reanne Evans slams tournament’s £8,000 (US$9,600) winner’s cheque, compared with £500,000 for men’s event.

Hongkonger third in 200m freestyle behind 16-year-old Summer McIntosh and US’ Katie Ledecky, but meets Olympic qualifying standard, then shows her breaststroke prowess.

As qualifying starts for Paris 2024, Kaylin Hsieh Sin-yan skips world ranking events to try to repeat her winning formula at the national college competition.

Hongkonger chasing qualifying times for Paris 2024 but also competitive experience, having not featured in an international long-course meet in 20 months.


This weekend’s Hong Kong Athletics Series 1 kicks off packed six months for Phoebe Chung Wai-yan, who finished fourth at the Asian Indoor Championships.

Prospect of Olympic bronze medallist retiring comes into focus again with Hong Kong cycling chief admitting ‘we haven’t heard from her for a while’.

The city’s Asian Games quartet dominated the last leg of the 2022 Hong Kong windsurfing circuit in Shek O, winning men’s and women’s IQFoil and RS: X.

Wong Wan-chun finishes in top 100 at Cross Country Worlds, but is ‘under lot of pressure’ with Nike providing ‘unsuitable’ training gear and unwilling to terminate deal.

Ma Kwan-ching will lead the city’s charge during a busy summer, with Paris Olympics qualifier and Hangzhou Asian Games both on the horizon.

Organisers have yet to comment on move that could potentially pave way for country’s athletes to qualify for Paris Olympics, but Hong Kong gymnastics boss says it will hurt medal chances.

Runner-up in 2021, the 22-year-old is favourite to be the first local woman to finish Sunday’s race. Christy Yiu, who is expecting her second child in April, is unable to defend her title.

After civil unrest and Covid restrictions the 100km challenge is back this month, and team including OTW veteran Wong Ho-chung have set themselves target of 11 hrs 30 mins for race.

‘No one, not even myself, expected this,’ says Ho Tze-lok, who is now among top four Asians in world rankings after surprise run at Cleveland Classic.