Sports Bulletin
Sports Bulletin Vol.8, 2016

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I. Monthly Highlights
Hong Kong’s billiards team enjoyed success at the IBSF World 6‑Red & Team Snooker Championships, picking up gold in the women’s team event and silver in the men’síK
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Young table tennis players show their promise
There were a host of promising results for Hong Kong’s up‑and‑coming table tennis players at junior and cadet events at home and in Taicang, China this monthíK
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Lui wins U17 crown at HK Junior Squash Open
Rising squash talent Lui Hiu‑lam had an impressive month, winning the girls U17 category at the Hong Kong Junior Squash OpeníK
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Silver for gymnast Jim in Turkey
Jim Man‑hin finished second in the men’s vault at the Mersin World Challenge Cup, one of the best results for a Hong Kong gymnast in quite some time..
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II. Sporting Achievements (1 ‑ 31 July)
Badminton athlete Wong Wing‑ki wins 1 gold medal at the YONEX‑SUNRISE Vietnam Open GP
Cycling athlete Choi Kwan‑lok wins 1 gold medal at the Japan Track Cup
Cycling team wins 7 medals at the China National Junior Road Championships
Mountaineering team wins 7 medals at the CMA Youth Championship
Rowing team wins 5 medals at the Asian Rowing Cup II
Tennis team wins 5 medals at the ATF Junior U14 Circuit
Wheelchair fencing athlete Yu Chui‑yee (Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled) wins 1 gold medal at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup ‑ Poland
Elite results roundup (1 ‑ 30 June)

III. Other News
Visit of the Rio Olympic Games Mainland Olympians Delegation ‑ Olympians Exchange with Future Sports Stars at HKSI
HKSI International Sports Science Symposium, sponsored by Mr Ming Wai Lau
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Coach Education Programme ‑ Introductory Sports Coaching Course
New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
Two new books on sport first aid and sports science are now available at the SIC.
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Gold and silver delight for Hong Kong billiards team

Hong Kong’s billiards team enjoyed success at the IBSF World 6‑Red & Team Snooker Championships held on 20 ‑ 30 July in Sharm el‑Sheikh, Egypt, picking up gold in the women’s team event and silver in the men’s.

Wan Ka‑kai and Ng On‑yee won the team title by beating a strong Indian outfit. They saw off the defending champions Thailand along the way and looked to be cruising to victory against the Indians in the final at 3‑1 before being pegged back to 3‑3. Ng delivered the deciding frame.

“The results in Egypt at the recent IBSF were once again very pleasing and were delivered off the back of more hard work in preparation from our athletes,” said HKSI’s Head Billiard Sport Coach Wayne Griffiths.

“We always have high expectations of our women athletes as they continually deliver at world class level.”

But Ng, having played almost non‑stop for eight hours in the team event, had just 15 minutes rest before her last‑16 match in the individual 6 Reds event and lost to India’s Vidia Pillai.

“On‑yee was not too disappointed however, and she will learn from that experience and come back stronger.” added Griffiths.

Given Ng’s track record of success, Griffiths was arguably more pleased by Chau Hon‑man’s runner‑up spot in the men’s 6 Reds.

He explained, “That is one of our best results in recent years. He has never really proved himself at individual world class level previously, but this was a superb performance.

“The field in the men's 6 reds included many ex‑professional players and a number of multiple world champions, but Chau more than held his own.


“A fantastic win in the semi‑final against former professional Andrew Pagett was a real highlight. In the final Chau again showed real grit and determination but finally lost out 4‑6 to Darren Morgan (former top‑eight ranking as a professional and multiple IBSF champion).

“This sees him join a long list of elite A athletes in the squad and is well deserved for his perseverance in the last 12 months.”

Chau and Wan have both come through the HKSI’s talent ID programme and potential development programme in the last five years, also pleasing Griffiths greatly.

“This is a real boost for the Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council and our elite training programme, and a real credit to the dedication and skill of these two players. Hopefully it will bring further success on the world stage for the future,” he added.

The sport has hired a former pro, David Roe, once ranked as high as number 13 in the world, to ensure sustainable improvement for the future.

“He will bring us fresh eyes and a very strong strategic and development element to our training programme, and I hope this can help our coaching team to take our players to the next level,” added Griffiths.

Athlete Event Medal
Ng On‑yee, Wan Ka‑kai Women's Team Event Gold
Chau Hon‑man Men's Individual (6‑Red) Silver
From left: Ng On-yee, Wan Ka-kai, Chau Hon-man

Young table tennis players show their promise

There were a host of promising results for Hong Kong’s up‑and‑coming table tennis players at junior and cadet events at home and in Taicang, China this month.

The highlights were double victories for Lee Ka‑yee and Wong Chin‑yau in the cadet girls’ doubles and team competitions at the NIKON Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open ‑ ITTF Junior Circuit, Golden Series. Lee was also third in the singles.

In total, the young talents shared two gold, one silver and 10 bronze results.

Athlete Event Medal
NIKON Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open ‑ ITTF Junior Circuit, Golden Series / 15 ‑ 19 July / Hong Kong
Lee Ka‑yee, Wong Chin‑yau Cadet Girls' Doubles Gold
Lee Ka‑yee, Wong Chin‑yau Cadet Girls' Team Gold
Soo Wai‑yam Junior Girls' Singles Silver
Lee Ka‑yee Cadet Girls' Singles Bronze
Lau Chun‑kit, Tsang Tsz‑tsun Cadet Boys' Doubles Bronze
Chau Wing‑sze, Leung Ka‑wan Cadet Girls' Doubles Bronze
Chong Kai‑ning, Choy Chun‑kit Cadet Boys' Team Bronze
Chau Wing‑sze, Leung Ka‑wan Cadet Girls' Team Bronze
Ng Wing‑lam, Poon Yat Cadet Girls' Team Bronze
Cheng Pak‑hei, Kwan Man‑ho, Ng Pak‑nam Junior Boys' Team Bronze
Liu Qi, Mak Tze‑wing, Soo Wai‑yam Junior Girls' Team Bronze
China Junior & Cadet Open ‑ ITTF Junior Circuit, Golden Series / 22 ‑ 26 July / Taicang, China
Chan Yee‑shun, Chong Kai‑ning Cadet Boys' Team Bronze
Lee Hoi‑man, Ng Wing‑lam Cadet Girls' Team Bronze
Hong Kong table tennis team From left: Wong Chin‑yau, Lee Ka‑yee
(Photos provided by the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association)

Lui wins U17 crown at HK Junior Squash Open

Rising squash talent Lui Hiu‑lam had an impressive month, winning the girls U17 category at the HEAD Hong Kong Junior Squash Open, after reaching the semi‑finals of the women’s singles at the CONTREX Squash Challenge Cup, also in Hong Kong.

There were runner‑up prizes for four local players in the Hong Kong Junior Open ‑ Chan Sin‑yuk (girls U15), Cheng Nga‑ching
(girls U17), Ho Ka‑wing (girls U19) and Wong King‑yeung (boys U17). Two more third‑place results rounded off a seven‑medal haul.

Capping a successful month, Lee Ka‑yi was second at the Challenge Cup event.

Athlete Event Medal
CONTREX Squash Challenge Cup / 6 ‑ 9 July / Hong Kong
Lee Ka‑yi Women's Singles Silver
Lui Hiu‑lam Women's Singles Bronze
HEAD Hong Kong Junior Squash Open / 27 ‑ 31 July / Hong Kong
Lui Hiu‑lam Girls Under 17 Gold
Chan Sin‑yuk Girls Under 15 Silver
Wong King‑yeung Boys Under 17 Silver
Cheng Nga‑ching Girls Under 17 Silver
Ho Ka‑wing Girls Under 19 Silver
To Wai‑lok Boys Under 15 Bronze
Ho Ka‑hei Boys Under 17 Bronze
LUI Hiu‑lam
  (Archive photo provided by the Hong Kong Squash)

Silver for gymnast Jim in Turkey

Jim Man‑hin finished second in the men’s vault at the Mersin World Challenge Cup held on 1 ‑ 3 July in Mersin, Turkey, a great result for Hong Kong.

He finished with a score of 14.225, just behind the home winner, Ahmet Onder.

From left: Sergiy Agafontsev (Assistant Gymnastics Coach, HKSI), Jim Man‑hin
  (Photo provided by The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China)

Badminton athlete Wong Wing‑ki wins 1 gold medal at the YONEX‑SUNRISE Vietnam Open GP

Badminton athlete Wong Wing‑ki won a gold medal in the Men's Singles event at the YONEX‑SUNRISE Vietnam Open GP held on 18 ‑ 24 July in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Cycling athlete Choi Kwan‑lok wins 1 gold medal at the Japan Track Cup

Cycling athlete Choi Kwan‑lok won a gold medal in the Scratch, Men Junior event at the Japan Track Cup held on 8 ‑ 10 July in Izu, Japan.


Cycling team wins 7 medals at the China National Junior Road Championships

The Hong Kong cycling team won 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the China National Junior Road Championships held on 9 ‑ 10 July in Xinlinhot, Inner Mongolia.

Athlete Event Medal
Tso Kai‑kwong Individual Time Trial, Men Gold
Lee Sze‑wing Road Race, Women Gold
Lee Sze‑wing Individual Time Trial, Women Gold
Chan Yik‑ming Road Race, Men Silver
Ng Sze‑wing Road Race, Women Silver
Chu Tsun‑wai Individual Time Trial, Men Bronze
Vivien Chiu Individual Time Trial, Women Bronze

Mountaineering team wins 7 medals at the CMA Youth Championship

The Hong Kong mountaineering team won 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at the CMA Youth Championship held on 27 ‑ 28 July in Guangzhou, China.

Athlete Event Medal
Ho Cheuk‑hei* Boy Junior Boulder Gold
Dai Chun‑hei* Boy Youth B Lead Silver
Yu Wai‑ping* Girl Youth A Boulder Silver
Yu Wai‑ping* Girl Youth A Lead Silver
Ho Cheuk‑hei* Boy Junior Lead Bronze
Lam Suet‑ying* Girl Junior Boulder Bronze
Ma Wai‑sze Girl Youth A Lead Bronze
*Non‑HKSI Scholarship Athlete

Rowing team wins 5 medals at the Asian Rowing Cup II

The Hong Kong rowing team won 2 gold and 3 silver medals at the Asian Rowing Cup II held on 28 ‑ 31 July in Singapore.

Athlete Event Medal
Liu Kang‑yue, Wong Wai‑kin Men's Pair Gold
Liu Kang‑yue, Wong Pak‑yan, Wong Wai‑kin, Yuen Yun‑lam Men's Four Gold
Chan Chi‑fung Men's Lightweight Single Silver
Loo Ka‑fu Women's Lightweight Single Silver
Wong Pak‑yan, Yuen Yun‑lam Men's Pair Silver

Tennis team wins 5 medals at the ATF Junior U14 Circuit

The Hong Kong tennis team won 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the ATF Junior U14 Circuit held on 16 ‑ 30 July in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Athlete Event / Date Medal
Leung Ka‑yiu,
Wong Hoi‑man
Boys' Doubles
(Circuit 1 / 16 ‑ 23 June)
Gold
Lee Mang‑hin,
Lee Hon‑chun*
Boys' Doubles
(Circuit 1 / 16 ‑ 23 June)
Bronze
Tang Lok‑yin Boys' Singles
(Circuit 2 / 23 ‑ 30 June)
Silver
Lee Mang‑hin,
Lee Hon‑chun*
Boys' Doubles
(Circuit 2 / 23 ‑ 30 June)
Silver
Leung Ka‑yiu,
Wong Hoi‑man
Boys' Doubles
(Circuit 2 / 23 ‑ 30 June)
Bronze
*Non‑HKSI Scholarship Athlete
  Hong Kong tennis team
Photo provided by the Hong Kong Tennis Association

Wheelchair fencing athlete Yu Chui‑yee (Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)
wins 1 gold medal at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup ‑ Poland

Wheelchair fencing athlete Yu Chui‑yee (Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled) won a gold medal in the Women's Foil Individual (Cat. A) event at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup ‑ Poland held on 13 ‑ 18 July in Warsaw, Poland.

Front row, 2nd from left: Yu Chui‑yee
  (Photo provided by the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)

Elite results roundup (1 ‑ 30 June)
Sport Name Event Position / No. Of Entries
Athletics 
17th Asian Junior Athletics Championships    Chan Pui‑kei Womens' 100m  2nd/20
(2‑6/6/2016, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
 
Badminton (Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)
All China Badminton Championships Wong Chun‑yim SS6 Men's Singles 1st/11
(15‑21/6/2016, Guangzhou, China) Chan Ho‑yuen WH2 Men's Singles 2nd/7
 
Cycling
UCI Taiwan Cup Track International Classic  Law Tsz‑chun Keirin, Men Junior 1st/11
(2‑4/6/2016, Hsin Chu, Chinese Taipei) Li Yin‑yin Scratch, Women Junior 1st/8
Law Kwun‑wa 1km Time Trial, Men 1st/6
Law Tsz‑chun 1km Time Trial, Men Junior 2nd/11
Maximilian Gil Mitchelmore  Scratch, Men 2nd/17
Maximilian Gil Mitchelmore  Ominum, Men 3rd/13
 
International Track Series (ITS) Melbourne
(22‑26/6/2016, Melbourne, Australia)
Lee Wai‑sze Women's Keirin
(ITS Melbourne Grand Prix)
1st/15
  Lee Wai‑sze Women's Sprint
(ITS Melbourne Grand Prix)
1st/17
Lee Wai‑sze Women's Keirin
(ITS Melbourne DISC Grand Prix)
1st/11
Lee Wai‑sze Women's Sprint
(ITS Melbourne DISC Grand Prix)
1st/15
Leung Chun‑wing Men's Omnium
(ITS Melbourne Grand Prix)
2nd/9
 
Squash
 IJM Land 4th Penang Women's Open Tong Tsz‑wing Women's Singles 1st/28
(31/5 ‑ 4/6/2016, Penang, Malaysia) Lee Ka‑yi Women's Singles 3rd/28
 
Table tennis
TTF World Tour, Slovenia Open, Challenge Series
(1‑5/6/2016, Otocec, Slovenia)
Ho Kwan‑kit,
Wong Chun‑ting
Men's Doubles  1st/40
  Jiang Tianyi,
Lam Siu‑hang
Men's Doubles 3rd/40
Doo Hoi‑kem,
Lee Ho‑ching
Women's Doubles  3rd/28
 
ITTF World Tour, Korea Open, Super Series
(22-26/6/2016, Incheon, Korea)
Lee Ho‑ching,
Tie Yana
Women's Doubles  3rd/16
 
Tenpin bowling
Macau China International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships  Yu Ho‑yin Youth Open Events   1st/45
(18‑26/6/2016, Macau, China) Kam Siu‑lun Men’s Open Events          1st/79
Tse Chun‑hin Youth Open Events   2nd/45
Cheung Yuk‑fung Men’s Open Events          3rd/79
 
16th Chinese Taipei International Open Bowling Championships  Mak Cheuk‑yin Men’s Open Events 1st/64
(1‑9/7/2016, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei) Wu Siu‑hong Men’s Open Events          3rd/64
 
42nd Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships Tse Chun‑hin Youth Open Events 1st/22
(9‑17/7/2016, Hong Kong) Tse Chun‑hin Youth Under 18 Open Events  2nd/48
Mak Cheuk‑yin Men’s Open Events 2nd/87
Yu Ho‑yin Youth Under 18 Open Events  3rd/48
 
ABF Tour ‑ Chinese Taipei  Mak Cheuk‑yin Men’s Event 1st/16
(10/7/2016, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei)
 
ABF Tour ‑ Hong Kong  Mak Cheuk‑yin Men’s Event 1st/16
(18/7/2016, Hong Kong) Kam Siu‑lun Men’s Event 3rd/16
 
Triathlon 
New Taipei City ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup and Strait Cup   Kok Yu‑hang Elite Men 1st/23
(5/6/2016, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei) Wong Hui‑wai Elite Men 2nd/23

HKSI International Sports Science Symposium, sponsored by Mr Ming Wai Lau

The HKSI International Sports Science Symposium, sponsored by Mr Ming Wai Lau will be held on 28‑29 October at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. The symposium is jointly organised by HKSI, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Hong Kong Dietitians Association, and Hong Kong Nutrition Association. The theme of this year’s symposium is Applied Sport Nutrition – From Science to Plate. The purpose of the symposium is to transmit knowledge and exchange views on the current trends and issues in sports nutrition, and foster closer collaboration among professionals in sports medicine, sports science, and sports coaching. The presentations will be conducted in English while simultaneous interpretation to Cantonese is available. For the workshops, they will be conducted in Cantonese only.

This will be a great opportunity to meet new peers and share the latest knowledge in the area. We cordially invite you to join us. For details and registration, please visit http://www.hksi.org.hk/courses-events/conferences-seminars/international-sports-science-symposium. For enquiries, please contact the Symposium Secretariat on 2681 6130 or by email at iss@hksi.org.hk. Register before 14 October 2016 to enjoy the discounted Early Bird registration rate.

For conference sponsorship and promotion opportunities, please contact Ms Chung, Public Affairs & Marketing Department, on 2681 6532.


The Hong Kong Jockey Club Coach Education Programme ‑
Introductory Sports Coaching Course

To address the need of member NSAs for training new coaches at the community level, the Hong Kong Coaching Committee (HKCC) has recently launched a new “Introductory Sports Coaching Course” (ICC). It covers 9 sports theory topics in coaching and sports science with a total of 28 practical hours. Graduates will be granted a certificate of the Introductory Sports Coaching Course (equivalent to Level 1 Accredited Coach) under HKCC. With this basic coaching qualification plus the relevant NSAs’ sport‑specific components, graduates will be able to take up elementary coaching work at beginners level.

The next enrollment for this course will be in October, interested parties please contact respective member NSAs for enrollment or contact our Coach Education Department via email ceddept@hksi.org.hk / tel. 2681 6289 for enquiry.


New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
Sport first aid (Fifth edition)
(Call No.: RD97 .F53 2014)

It is important for coaches to equip themselves with basic knowledge of sport first aid, particularly when injuries occur during training session and in the absence of emergency medical personnel. Three insightful chapters in this essential life‑saving resources explores topics including the formation of the athletic health care team, the fundamental sport first aid techniques and the preliminary assessment for injuries and illnesses. The final chapter covers some specific injuries of different parts of the body. Practical advices on preventive measures such as maintaining safe sporting environments, ensuring correct use of protective gear and equipment, and strategies for reducing athletes' risk of injury or ailment are also discussed. This helpful reference will be a best tool for coaches to take swift and decisive action in a medical emergency situation.

 
Sports training principles: an introduction to sports science (Sixth edition)
(Call No.: GV711.5 .D52 2014)

This book is a comprehensive reference tool for sports coaches, introducing a wide range of key sports science topics including biomechanics, nutrition, physiology, psychology and performance analysis. This new edition has been incorporated with the latest theory and practice in sports training and coaching. The author illustrates the theories with a lot of figures to help readers understand the materials. This is a highly recommended resource for coaches, athletes, teachers and students of sports science.