Fencer Vivian Kong Man-wai will kick off Hong Kong’s Tokyo Olympics campaign in the revamped schedule. With a year to go, the Games organisers also put up a new schedule and the former women’s épée world number one Kong will have a chance to challenge for the first medal for Hong Kong in Tokyo next summer. The following morning, after the Games opening ceremony on July 23, women’s individual épée will start in earnest at Makuhari Messe Hall B at 9am – from the round of 64 until the quarter-finals. The four semi-finalists will meet in the evening before the medals are decided. Kong, a bronze medallist at the 2019 World Championships, could claim a fourth Olympic medal for Hong Kong after windsurfer Lee Lai-shan’s gold (1996), Li Ching and Ko Lai-chak’s silver in table tennis (2004) and Sarah Lee Wai-sze’s bronze (2012) in track cycling. Vivian Kong achieves historic fencing bronze; dedicates it to people of Hong Kong In gymnastics, Shek Wai-hung will also kick off the men’s qualification on the same day at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. If he can make it through to the final in his second Olympic appearance, he will have to wait until August 2 when the vault final takes place at the same venue. Another Hong Kong medal favourite, Siobhan Haughey, will start her Olympic adventure by competing in the women’s 200 metre freestyle heat on July 26 (evening) at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. The semi-finals will take place the following day with the final on the morning of July 28. The men’s individual foil will also start on July 26 with Hong Kong sending three fencers after securing a team qualification in the discipline. Cheung Ka-long, Ryan Choi Chun-yin and Cheung Siu-lun are three likely starters for Hong Kong, although their individual medal hopes look slim. The team foil will wrap up fencing events in Tokyo on August 1 and with only eight teams in contention, Hong Kong may be able to secure a medal. Hong Kong’s biggest medal chance will come from cycling when the track events start in Izu Peninsula, a two-hour drive southwest of the capital. Track cycling starts on August 2 but Sarah Lee Wai-sze will not be in action until the women's keirin two days later. The final will be held on August 5. Lee will have her second medal chance when the sprint kicks off on August 6 before the final on August 8. Too old for Tokyo? My rivals will be older too, says track star Sarah Lee In table tennis, the mixed doubles, a new event on the Olympic programme, will start on July 24 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Hong Kong’s representatives Wong Chun-ting and Doo Hoi-kem will be among the 16 pairs striving for honours with the final to be held on the evening of July 26. Another Hong Kong medal hope lies in karate with Olympic debutant Grace Lau Mo-sheung to feature in the women’s kata. The world number four will be among the 10 exponents to perform their routines at Nippon Budokan on August 5 with the medals to be decided on the same day.