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Sports Bulletin Vol.3, 2015

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I. Monthly Highlights
The Hong Kong cycling team came back from the 35th Asian Cycling Championships & the 22nd Asian Junior Cycling Championships with 13 medalsíK
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Billiard sports: Ng and So medal at Eden Masters
Ng On-yee and So Man-yan were in top form at the WLBSA Eden Masters in England, finishing with silveríK
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Twin golds for Hong Kong table tennis
It was a successful February for Hong Kong’s table tennis team, with 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze from two World Tour events in the Middle East...
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II. Sporting Achievements (1 - 28 February 2015)
- Elite results roundup (1 - 31 January 2015)

III. Other News
- HKSI signs MOU for the establishment of Association of Sports Institutes in Asia
- Sports for Hope Foundation Outstanding Junior Athlete Awards annual awards and 4th quarter 2014 winners unveiled
- Sports community gather to celebrate Chinese New Year
- The 22nd Elite Coaches Seminar: Mainland China, Israel, UK and Hong Kong experts share on sports psychology in elite training
- “Sports Can Change Lives” Forum successfully concluded at HKSI
- Discover Hong Kong sporting spirit at Maritime Museum exhibition
- Three elite athletes support The 5th Hong Kong Games Jockey Club Vitality Run
-Visit and Exchange
        -  Macao Society of Sport Science and Physical Education visits HKSI
-New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
Two new books on sports coaching and sport psychology are now available at the SIC.
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Bumper medal haul for Hong Kong cycling at Asian Championships

The Hong Kong cycling team enjoyed a successful trip in Thailand at the 35th Asian Cycling Championships & the 22nd Asian Junior Cycling Championships held from 4 to 14 February, as they came back with 13 medals - 4 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze – on track and road.

Among the highlights were two gold and a bronze for London Olympics medallist Lee Wai-sze, as she followed up victory in the 500m time trial with a dominant performance in the sprint - though she had to settle for third in her favourite event, the keirin, after being boxed out by some canny teamwork from her rivals from the Mainland.

“They used the same tactics in the 2014 inaugural Hong Kong Cup to beat Lee and did it here again,” said Shen Jinkang, Head Cycling Coach of the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI), of China pair Lin Junhong and Li Xuemei, who were first and second in the event.

“But this is exceptional and Lee has shown she still has room for improvement.”

Earlier, Lee had outclassed a field of eight in the time trial, winning in 35.017 seconds to take the title for a fifth consecutive year. She then dominated Lin in the sprint final.

“I started from scratch with the time trial being the first major honour I won on the international stage,” she said.

“It forms the training base of all sprinting events and without the skills and technique I learned from the time trial, I couldn’t do well in the keirin.

“This is my fifth straight Asian Championship time trial gold medal and I don’t know how long I can stand on the same medal podium, but I do treasure every opportunity of competing in the event.”

Hong Kong’s other golds were won by Cheung King-lok and Leung Chun-wing in the men’s madison - the fifth successive time Hong Kong had won that event - and promising youngster Fung Ka-hoo on the road in the men’s junior individual time trial.

The 17-year-old won the 21.8km race in 29 minutes and 12.514 seconds after missing out on a medal earlier in the road race.

“He was hampered by a number of incidents during the road race,” said Coach Shen. “But he was not discouraged and worked hard to prepare for the time trial.”

The coach also praised Diao Xiaojuan for her display in the women’s omnium, taking silver.

“She has made great progress in the six-event discipline with two wins, one second and three third places in Thailand,” said Coach Shen. “She will be competing in the World Cup with an eye on a 2016 Olympic berth.”

Hong Kong’s other silvers went to Cheung King-lok in the men’s individual pursuit; Leung Bo-yee and Meng Zhaojuan in the women’s team pursuit; Wu Lok-chun in the men’s junior 1km time trial; and Leung Hoi-wah in the women’s junior scratch.

Maximilian Mitchelmore (men’s junior individual pursuit), Leung Hoi-wah (women’s junior individual road race) and Me ng Zhaojun (women’s individual road race) added to the tally with bronzes.

“He is a strong sprinter and would have a good chance for a better position had it not been for the accident,” said Coach Shen of Mitchelmore’s performance, after he suffered a puncture with 15km left.

Athlete Event Medal
Fung Ka-hoo Individual Time Trial, Men Junior Gold
Cheung King-lok, Leung Chun-wing Madison, Men Gold
Lee Wai-sze Sprint, Women Gold
Lee Wai-sze 500m Time Trial, Women Gold
Cheung King-lok Individual Pursuit, Men Silver
Wu Lok-chun 1km Time Trial, Men Junior Silver
Diao Xiaojuan Omnium, Women Silver
Leung Hoi-wah Scratch, Women Junior Silver
Leung Bo-yee, Meng Zhaojuan Team Pursuit, Women Silver
Maximilian Gil Mitchelmore Individual Pursuit, Men Junior Bronze
Lee Wai-sze Keirin, Women Bronze
Leung Hoi-wah Individual Road Race, Women Junior Bronze
Meng Zhaojuan Individual Road Race, Women Bronze
From left: Leung Chun-wing, Cheung King-lok Diao Xiaojuan

Maximilian Gil Mitchelmore

From left: Lee Wai-sze, Diao Xiaojuan
Lee Wai-sze
Meng Zhaojuan
Left: Wu Lok-chun Right: Leung Hoi-wah
Hong Kong cycling team

Billiard sports: Ng and So medal at Eden Masters

Hong Kong’s Ng On-yee and So Man-yan were in top form at the WLBSA Eden Masters held on 31 January and 1 February in England, finishing with silver and bronze respectively.

Hong Kong sent four players to the tournament and all of them reached the quarter-finals. Ng battled all the way to the final but 10-time world champion Reanne Evans is an unbeatable force in the women’s game.

The result boosted Ng to second place in the world rankings, behind Evans.

“Ng On-yee once again was our top performer in this event that saw players from leading countries compete,” said HKSI Head Billiard Sports Coach Wayne Griffiths. “She continues to score more consistently and is proving that a maturing mental approach is serving her well - both in training and competition. She is clearly one of the top women players in the world today.

“Along with On-yee, So Man-yan is a player who has improved technically and physically in the last 12 months. This was another world-class result to show that [and] the other two Hong Kong players, Wan Ka-kai and Jaique Ip Wan-in, secured quarter final places also to complete a very strong team performance.

“The Hong Kong ladies continue to be a force on the world stage. Central training at HKSI has seen considerable improvement in the last 12 months and we will send a strong team to challenge for the 2015 WLBSA Ladies World Championships in Leeds in April.”

Athlete Event Medal
Ng On-yee Individual Silver
So Man-yan Individual Bronze
Right: Ng On-yee Right: So Man-yan

Twin golds for Hong Kong table tennis

It was a successful February for Hong Kong’s table tennis team, with 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze from two World Tour events in the Middle East.

First, Doo Hoi-kem starred in Kuwait, teaming up with Lee Ho-ching for a bronze in the women’s doubles and claiming individual gold in the U21 women’s singles after a hard-fought win over Singapore’s Zeng Jian (11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8). Li Ching-wan took bronze in the same event after being beaten by teammate Doo in the semis.

The following week, Tie Yana and Jiang Huajun teamed up in Qatar for gold in the women’s doubles, their experience was key in a
straight-games win (11-3, 11-9, 11-8) against Li Ye and Zhou Yihan from Singapore. And at the U21 level, there was another bronze for Li
Ching-wan in the women’s singles and a silver for Ho Kwan-kit in the men’s singles.

Athlete Event Medal
GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Kuwait Open, Super Series / 11 - 15 February / Kuwait
Doo Hoi-kem Women’s Singles (U21) Gold
Li Ching-wan Women’s Singles (U21) Bronze
Doo Hoi-kem, Lee Ho-ching Women’s Doubles Bronze
GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Qatar Open, Super Series / 17 - 22 February / Doha, Qatar
Jiang Huajun, Tie Yana Women’s Doubles Gold
Ho Kwan-kit Men’s Singles (U21) Silver
Li Ching-wan Women's Singles (U21) Bronze

From left: Jiang Huajun, Tie Yana

From left: Jiang Huajun, Tie Yana  
Doo Hoi-kem Right: Ho Kwan-kit
(Photos provided by the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association)

Elite results roundup (1 - 31 January 2015)
Sport Name Event Position / No. Of Entries
Cycling
UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Series 3 Lee Wai-sze Sprint, Women Elite 3rd/32
(16/1/2015, Cali, Colombia)
 
Karatedo
Karate1 Premier League - Paris
(23/1/2015, Paris, France)
Lau Mo-sheung Senior Female Individual Kata 3rd/90
 
Squash
Suburban Collection 16th Motor City Open  Lee Ho-yin Men's Singles 3rd/28
(22/1/2015, Detriot, USA)
 
CIMB Foundation 17th Asian Junior Team Championships 
(28/1/2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Cheng Nga-ching, Choi Uen-shan,
Ho Ka-wing, Lui Hiu-lam
Girls' Team 2nd/8
  Lau Tsz-kwan, Lo Cheuk-hin,
Ng Ka-yiu, Yuen Tsun-hei
Boys' Team 3rd/14
 
Table Tennis
GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Hungary Open - Challenge Series Ho Kwan-kit Men's Singles (U21) 1st/93
(28/1/2015, Budapest, Hungary) Jiang Tianyi Men's Singles 1st/205
Lee Ho-ching Women's Singles 2nd/136
Jiang Huajun, Li Ching-wan Women's Doubles 2nd/40
Doo Hoi-kem Women's Singles (U21) 3rd/61
 
Windsurfing
SIM 34th Singapore Open RS: One Asian Windsurfing Championships Cheng Kwok-fai RS: One Men  1st/10
(21/1/2015, Singapore) Lee Chun-ting RS: One Men  3rd/10

Sports community gather to celebrate Chinese New Year

The HKSI hosted a New Year Luncheon on 9 March, where over 100 guests from the National Sports Associations, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC), the Government, sponsors and network schools were invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Following his welcome speech, HKSI Chairman Mr Carlson Tong Ka-shing SBS JP presented a souvenir to Mr Pang Chung SBS, who recently retired from the Hon Secretary General post of the SF&OC and was appointed as Hon Advisor, in honour of his longstanding contribution to Hong Kong’s sports community over the years. Mr Tong also expressed his delight at the breakthrough achievements of Hong Kong athletes at the Asian Games and Asian Para Games in 2014, and extended his gratitude to all parties for their concerted efforts in promoting elite sports development in Hong Kong.

HKSI Chairman Mr Carlson Tong SBS JP (middle), Vice-Chairmen Mr Tang Kwai-nang BBS JP (4th from left) and Mr Matthias Li (5th from left), members of the HKSI Board (from left) Mr Karl Kwok MH, Mr Adam Koo, Mr Thomas J Wu, Mr Jonathan McKinley JP, Mr Lam Cheuk-yum, Mr Raymond Fan JP and Dr Kelvin Wong JP, and Chief Executive Dr Trisha Leahy BBS, propose a toast to the guests.
Mr Carlson Tong SBS JP (right) presented a souvenir to Mr Pang Chung SBS.

“Sports Can Change Lives” Forum successfully concluded at HKSI

Organised by Operation Breakthrough, the “Sport can change lives” Forum was successfully held at the HKSI on 6 March. The inaugural event brought together international sporting legends, including Dr Edwin Moses, double Olympic gold medallist and Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, as well as Hong Kong’s top athletes, coaches and experts, to share how sport can make a difference in young people’s lives. Dr Trisha Leahy BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI, was among the keynote speakers. Local sports stars Au Wing-chi, Cheng Kwok-fai, Wong Hiu-ying and Yu Chui-yee, and HKSI Head Squash Coach Tony Choi and Head Windsurfing Coach Rene Appel, also joined Dr Moses in an insightful panel discussion on the positive impact of sport.

From left: Wong Hiu-ying, Cheng Kwok-fai, Coach Rene Appel, Dr Edwin Moses, Coach Tony Choi, Au Wing-chi, Yu Chui-yee

Discover Hong Kong sporting spirit at Maritime Museum exhibition

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s special exhibition “Made in Hong Kong: Our City. Our Stories” was opened on 5 March. Divided into three main galleries, the exhibition takes visitors through an interactive journey of Hong Kong’s history through success stories and artefacts of people from all walks of life. The “City of Talent” section tells the stories of the people who have helped shape Hong Kong’s success, including extraordinary talents from the sports sectors. On the day of the opening ceremony, windsurfer Chan Hei-man and wheelchair fencer Yu Chui-yee showed up in person to support the exhibition and spread the Hong Kong spirit, which is open to the public free of charge until 4 September. For more information, please visit www.hkmaritimemuseum.org/MadeinHK.

Windsurfer Chan Hei-man (left) and wheelchair fencer Yu Chui-yee (right) showed up at the opening ceremony in support of the exhibition.

Three elite athletes support The 5th Hong Kong Games Jockey Club Vitality Run

Elite athletes including Ma Man-sum of karatedo, and Ng On-yee along with Chau Hon-man of billiard sports fully supported The 5th Hong Kong Games Jockey Club Vitality Run by joining the Run in person on 8 March. The biennial sports festival for the community is organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Being one of the supporting organisations, the HKSI closed part of its roads and facilities within its campus to facilitate the 8km category.

From left: Chau Hon-man, Ma Man-sum, Ng On-yee

Macao Society of Sport Science and Physical Education visits HKSI

A 20-member delegation led by Dr Chan Wai-sin, Council President of the Macao Society of Sport Science and Physical Education visited the HKSI on 7 March. The delegation had a meeting with Dr Raymond So, Director of Elite Training Science and Technology of the HKSI, and toured the elite training and sport science support facilites on the HKSI premises to gain a better understanding of the elite sports development in Hong Kong and explored possible areas for collaborations with the HKSI.

Back row 5th and 6th from left: Dr Chan Wai-sin (Council President, Macao Society of Sport Science and Physical Education), Dr Raymond So (Director, Elite Training Science and Technology, HKSI)

New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
An introduction to sports coaching : connecting theory to practice (Second edition)
(Call No.: GV711 .I58 2013)

This introductory guide examines the best practice of quality sports coaching. A broad range of topics, including pedagogy, skill acquisition, psychology, biomechanics, physiology as well as sport medicine and injury management are featured in the book. It adopts a holistic approach and is well presented. The book helps enhance readers’ general awareness of the various coaching knowledge. This is an indispensable reference for novice coaches and students of sports coaching.

 
Exploring sport and exercise psychology (Third edition)
(Call No.: GV706.4 .E95 2014)

This book is a collection of research papers on different topics in sport and exercise psychology, the chapters are organised under five topics namely, peformance enhancement, promoting well-being, clinical issues, working with specific populations, and professional issues. In the latest edition, coverage of some of the key areas have been expanded; besides, new authors add fresh points of view to the topics covered, and current references and examples have been added. It is a useful reference for both practitioners and students interested in learning more about applying psychology in sport and exercise.