Shirley Chui

Hong Kong

Shirley Chui

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.

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Shock World Championships success convinces fencing star Fong Hoi-sun to reconsider calling it quits – ‘I am to do more’

Fong Hoi-sun wondered if ‘the years of effort were worth it’ but has renewed vigour after run to Cairo quarter-finals – and wants to go one step further by winning World Championships medal.

Fong Hoi-sun wondered if ‘the years of effort were worth it’ but has renewed vigour after run to Cairo quarter-finals – and wants to go one step further by winning World Championships medal.

10 Aug 2022 - 3:37PM
Hong Kong quarantine: badminton aces back ‘closed loop’ for city’s tournament

Super 500 tournament could go ahead in November, with players saying they will support ‘closed loop’ arrangement if it means spectators can attend.

Super 500 tournament could go ahead in November, with players saying they will support ‘closed loop’ arrangement if it means spectators can attend.

8 Aug 2022 - 7:30AM
Paris Olympics: cyclist Sarah Lee back to winning ways after 2024 hint

Hongkonger wins two events at JICF International Track Cup in Japan, following comments suggesting she has not ruled out competing in 2024 Games after all.

Hongkonger wins two events at JICF International Track Cup in Japan, following comments suggesting she has not ruled out competing in 2024 Games after all.

7 Aug 2022 - 9:58PM
Hong Kong squash veteran Max Lee calls it a day, will leave sport with ‘some regrets’

Former Asian champion signs off with fourth-placed finish at Hong Kong event, calls not making world top 10 a failure.

Former Asian champion signs off with fourth-placed finish at Hong Kong event, calls not making world top 10 a failure.

7 Aug 2022 - 5:37PM
Hong Kong fencer Vivian Kong wants to be more like South Korean rivals, targets return to top of world rankings

Kong says she wants to improve her footwork and fitness in bid to emulate opponents, and is targeting a return to top of world rankings.

Kong says she wants to improve her footwork and fitness in bid to emulate opponents, and is targeting a return to top of world rankings.

5 Aug 2022 - 11:30AM
Teen long jumper Lin Ming-fu vows to smash Hong Kong record after making history at World Athletics U20 Championships

Wild card Lin Ming-fu, 18, qualifies for field event finals in Colombia having only taken up long-jumping 10 months ago.

Wild card Lin Ming-fu, 18, qualifies for field event finals in Colombia having only taken up long-jumping 10 months ago.

3 Aug 2022 - 5:58PM
Snooker star Ng On-yee stuns world champion Nutcharut Wongharuthai, but falls short in UK Women’s Championship final

For the second time this year, Ng On-yee stunned world champion Nutcharut Wongharuthai but fell short in the final against Reanne Evans.

For the second time this year, Ng On-yee stunned world champion Nutcharut Wongharuthai but fell short in the final against Reanne Evans.

3 Aug 2022 - 7:45AM
Olympic swim star Toto Wong out to emulate Siobhan Haughey after landing University Sportswoman of the Year award

Toto Wong Kwan-to is looking to emulate the success of Cheung Ka-long and Siobhan Haughey after being inspired by Hong Kong’s Olympic medallists.

Toto Wong Kwan-to is looking to emulate the success of Cheung Ka-long and Siobhan Haughey after being inspired by Hong Kong’s Olympic medallists.

1 Aug 2022 - 9:19AM
Cycling star Sarah Lee brushes aside age concerns to claim gold at Japan Cup II

Cycling star Sarah Lee Wai-sze stormed the field to clinch gold in the women’s keirin at the Japan Cup II on Sunday.

Cycling star Sarah Lee Wai-sze stormed the field to clinch gold in the women’s keirin at the Japan Cup II on Sunday.

31 Jul 2022 - 9:03PM
Japan Cup II: Sarah Lee proves age is just a number with blistering seasonal best time en route to sprint silver

Hong Kong cycling ace clocks blistering time in sprint competition at Japan Cup II, boosting hopes of winning gold in the keirin on Sunday.

Hong Kong cycling ace clocks blistering time in sprint competition at Japan Cup II, boosting hopes of winning gold in the keirin on Sunday.

30 Jul 2022 - 7:21PM
Hong Kong’s sporting stars of future recognised as HKSSA awards return with fanfare

A S Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards hold physical ceremony for first time in three years, with 1,000 people present at Fortune Metropolis mall.

A S Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards hold physical ceremony for first time in three years, with 1,000 people present at Fortune Metropolis mall.

1 Aug 2022 - 1:48PM
Hong Kong Olympic star Minnie Soo has no plans to retire, despite lingering nerve injury – ‘I still have a lot to achieve’

Olympic bronze medallist Minnie Soo said she remains committed to competing against the world’s best, despite a lingering nerve issue that has kept her away from the sport.

Olympic bronze medallist Minnie Soo said she remains committed to competing against the world’s best, despite a lingering nerve issue that has kept her away from the sport.

26 Jul 2022 - 7:42PM
Hong Kong triathlete Oscar Coggins wins Asian Under-23 Championships, gives 2024 Paris Olympics hopes a boost

Olympian beats local favourite Daryn Konysbayev to gold in Kazakhstan, with China’s Chen Qing finishing third

Olympian beats local favourite Daryn Konysbayev to gold in Kazakhstan, with China’s Chen Qing finishing third

25 Jul 2022 - 3:43PM
Doubles delight for Yoyo Ng at Taipei Open, as Hong Kong badminton player takes mixed and women’s titles

Ng partners with Reginald Lee to win mixed doubles title, hours later she and Tsang Hiu-yan take women’s title.

Ng partners with Reginald Lee to win mixed doubles title, hours later she and Tsang Hiu-yan take women’s title.

24 Jul 2022 - 10:20PM
For the love of the game: the Hong Kong athletes who risked career, family and Covid-19 to achieve their sporting dreams

For the past two years Hong Kong’s top athletes have risked careers, family and Covid-19 to pursue their dreams of sporting greatness.

For the past two years Hong Kong’s top athletes have risked careers, family and Covid-19 to pursue their dreams of sporting greatness.

24 Jul 2022 - 2:14PM
World Fencing Championships: Hong Kong fall short against United States but secure fifth-place finish in team foil

Men’s foil team beat Canada and South Korea to secure fifth-place finish after quarter-final disappointment in Cairo.

Men’s foil team beat Canada and South Korea to secure fifth-place finish after quarter-final disappointment in Cairo.

23 Jul 2022 - 10:17PM
Taipei Open: Hong Kong’s Yoyo Ng Tsz-yau to bid for two titles after mixed and women’s doubles heroics

The 24-year-old endures hectic Saturday, reaching finals with partners Reginald Lee Chun-hei and Tsang Hiu-yan to ensure she will win her first Super 300 medals.

The 24-year-old endures hectic Saturday, reaching finals with partners Reginald Lee Chun-hei and Tsang Hiu-yan to ensure she will win her first Super 300 medals.

23 Jul 2022 - 9:07PM
Hong Kong Olympian Sidney Chu hopes to train with US national team as part of preparations for 2026 Winter Games

Hong Kong short-track speed skater leaves for United States next month to take up a place at Rutgers’ New Jersey Medical School, but is aiming to compete in 4 years.

Hong Kong short-track speed skater leaves for United States next month to take up a place at Rutgers’ New Jersey Medical School, but is aiming to compete in 4 years.

20 Jul 2022 - 4:01PM
Hong Kong’s Christy Yiu calls it a day after World Athletics Championships swan song in Oregon

The 34-year-old confirms she will hang up her running shoes after finishing 29th in Monday’s race in Oregon, with plans to have her second child.

The 34-year-old confirms she will hang up her running shoes after finishing 29th in Monday’s race in Oregon, with plans to have her second child.

19 Jul 2022 - 1:27PM
Cheung Ka-wai overcomes ‘huge pressure’ to win Hong Kong’s first-ever World Games gold medal

Cheung Ka-wai made history for Hong Kong on the closing day of the World Games in Alabama, bagging the city’s first-ever gold medal.

Cheung Ka-wai made history for Hong Kong on the closing day of the World Games in Alabama, bagging the city’s first-ever gold medal.

18 Jul 2022 - 7:40PM
World Athletics Championships: Hong Kong’s Christy Yiu targets marathon improvement in US

Hongkonger will race on Monday in the United States in what officials said would be ‘perfect conditions’.

Hongkonger will race on Monday in the United States in what officials said would be ‘perfect conditions’.

18 Jul 2022 - 2:37PM
Hong Kong’s women fencing team start strong at Cairo World Championships

Hong Kong has four epeeists competing in the knockout stages for the first time.

Hong Kong has four epeeists competing in the knockout stages for the first time.

16 Jul 2022 - 9:16PM
World Games: Hong Kong’s Cheung Ka-wai stays on track for snooker medal after comeback win

Hong Kong No 1 Cheung Ka-wai defeats teen amateur world champ Ahsan Ramzan in four frames to reach semi-finals in Alabama

Hong Kong No 1 Cheung Ka-wai defeats teen amateur world champ Ahsan Ramzan in four frames to reach semi-finals in Alabama

16 Jul 2022 - 6:36PM
Siobhan Haughey seeks ‘fair solution’ to transgender issue in sport ‘we don’t want anyone to be excluded’

Hong Kong’s double Olympic silver medallist Siobhan Haughey hopes to help find “the fairest solution” to issues surrounding transgender athletes after being elected to Fina’s Athletes Committee.

Hong Kong’s double Olympic silver medallist Siobhan Haughey hopes to help find “the fairest solution” to issues surrounding transgender athletes after being elected to Fina’s Athletes Committee.

16 Jul 2022 - 5:28PM
Siobhan Haughey ‘anxious’ for competitive return, targets Hong Kong Open Swimming Championships

Hong Kong Olympian says ankle injury that forced her to miss World Championships left her ‘a little down’.

Hong Kong Olympian says ankle injury that forced her to miss World Championships left her ‘a little down’.

15 Jul 2022 - 8:15AM
Singapore Open: mixed doubles pair Tang and Tse fly flag for Hong Kong as teammates crash out

Victory over Indonesia’s Hafiz Faizal and Serena Kani in just 28 minutes gets world No 7s into third quarter-final of the year

Victory over Indonesia’s Hafiz Faizal and Serena Kani in just 28 minutes gets world No 7s into third quarter-final of the year

15 Jul 2022 - 1:22AM
World Games: Hong Kong wushu trio all win bronze medals, continuing city’s tradition of success

Michelle Yeung, Lee Wing-yung and Yeung Chun-hei all come third in respective categories at US event.

Michelle Yeung, Lee Wing-yung and Yeung Chun-hei all come third in respective categories at US event.

14 Jul 2022 - 3:00PM
Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards to return in August, Olympians Cheung Ka-long and Siobhan Haughey tipped to win main prizes

Gold medal winning fencer Cheung Ka-long and double Olympic silver medallist Siobhan Haughey expected to be named best male and best female athlete.

Gold medal winning fencer Cheung Ka-long and double Olympic silver medallist Siobhan Haughey expected to be named best male and best female athlete.

13 Jul 2022 - 9:15AM
World Games: Hong Kong’s wushu athletes target medal glory as sport makes welcome return after 9 years

City has sent 4 athletes to compete in the martial art, with teen Michelle Yeung taking part in her first adult event.

City has sent 4 athletes to compete in the martial art, with teen Michelle Yeung taking part in her first adult event.

12 Jul 2022 - 7:10PM
Hong Kong’s Lee Sze-wing pays price for missing bike and lack of practice at UCI Nations Cup stop in Colombia

Rising star Lee Sze-wing one of 5 city athletes whose bicycles went missing on trip from Hong Kong to Colombia, leaving her to borrow teammate’s bike for UCI Nations Cup races in Colombia.

Rising star Lee Sze-wing one of 5 city athletes whose bicycles went missing on trip from Hong Kong to Colombia, leaving her to borrow teammate’s bike for UCI Nations Cup races in Colombia.

11 Jul 2022 - 5:30PM