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Sports Bulletin Vol.9, 2015

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I. Monthly Highlights
Hong Kong's Ng On-yee continued her superb year as the recently-crowned world snooker champion added another global title to her nameKMore

Hong Kong dominates Asian Under-20 Rugby Sevens Championship again
Hong Kong's boys under-20 rugby players retained their Asian title by repeating last year's feat of winning every game in both legs of the Asia Rugby Under 20 Sevens Series Hong Kong 2015K
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13 medals at home and abroad for squash youngsters
Hong Kong's young squash players enjoyed a busy month, with major tournaments at home and abroad yielding 3 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals for the teamK
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Bumper medal haul at Asian Junior Wushu Champs
The “M E GRASS“ 8th Asian Junior Wushu Championships was a productive trip for Hong Kong, who returned from Nei Mongol, China with 7 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronzeK
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II. Sporting Achievements (1 - 31 August)
- Cycling athlete Chan Chun-hing wins 1 bronze medal at the 21st Asian Mountain Bike Championships
- Gymnastics team wins 5 medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Youth Championships
- Karatedo team wins 22 medals at the National Championship
- Table tennis team wins 4 medals at the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Czech Open, Major Series
- Table tennis athlete Doo Hoi-kem wins 1 silver medal at the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, China Open, Super Series
- Table tennis team wins 7 medals at the NIKON Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Golden Series, Junior Circuit
- Tenpin bowling athlete Cheung Yuk-fung wins 1 silver medal at the ABF Tour Hong Kong
- Tenpin bowling athlete Mak Cheuk-yin wins 1 bronze medal at the 41st Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships
- Elite results roundup (1 - 31 July)

III. Other News
- HKSI Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme Presents over HK$300,000 to Outstanding Hong Kong Athletes
- Sports for Hope Foundation Outstanding Junior Athlete Awards Recognises Eight Young Stars in the 2nd Quarter
- Cheung Siu-lun participates in advertorial promotion
- Kwok Ho-ting endorses 2015 Hong Kong Cyclothon
- New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
Two new books on gait and injury analysis and ethics of sport are now available at the SIC.
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Snooker star Ng On-yee adds another world title to her collection

Hong Kong's Ng On-yee continued her superb year as the recently-crowned world snooker champion added another global title to her name, the IBSF World 6-Reds & Team Snooker Championships, held from 7 to 15 August in Karachi, Pakistan.

Ng comfortably beat India's Vidya Pillai 5-1 in the best-of-nine-frames final. It was the second time she has lifted the 6 Reds trophy, having won the inaugural event in 2013.

In April this year the 24-year-old made history when she became the first Asian woman to win the women's world championship, ending the reign of seemingly unbeatable 10-time champion Reanne Evans from England.

“On-yee once again proved herself as one of the game's best players by adding the IBSF 6 Reds World Championships to the WLBSA World Championships she secured in April, “ said Wayne Griffiths, Head Billiard Sports Coach at the HKSI.

“We will use these great results as a springboard to deliver On-yee's longer-term goals of becoming the most successful ladies player and to make an impact on the men's tour. Our competition and training plan for her will be geared towards these goals. “

Ng has impressed in recent exhibition events against reigning men's world champion Stuart Bingham and China's former world number one Ding Junhui, taking a frame off both players.

England's Evans has already put her skills to the test on tour against the men, and Ng hopes to follow in her footsteps.

Fung Kwok-wai and Lee Chun-wai were defending their men's team title at the same venue, but could only finish third this time out.

“They made an impressive defence, but fell just short, “ added Coach Griffiths. However, a bronze medal to follow last year's gold shows their consistency at world-class level. They continue Hong Kong's impressive showing in team events where our team spirit plays an important part. “

Griffiths was also excited by the performance of some of his up-and-coming talents, who have picked up outstanding results this summer. Two youngsters even tested themselves against senior players in the Karachi team event.

“The icing on the cake in Pakistan was a result secured by two of our junior players. We sent Leong Man-hoi and Nansen Wan Sin-man [both 19] for competition experience in a senior world championships. They took up this challenge and played above themselves in managing to secure a hugely impressive senior result.

“For Hoi and Nansen to achieve fifth place as juniors at a senior world championships proves that our junior programme is in good health and ready to provide Hong Kong champions for the next generation.“ Leong and Wan were beaten by eventual finalists from Pakistan. Griffiths said they are not the only exciting young talents coming through.

“Indeed, the winner of the Senior Hong Kong Snooker Open Championships in September was 15-year-old Tam Yun-fung, “ he said.

“The present is very bright - but the future is bright also and this is very satisfying for myself and our coaching team at the HKSI. The focus now will be on preparation to build on these great results in the IBSF World Snooker Championships in Egypt and the World Pool Junior Championships in China [both in November]. “

Athlete Event Medal
Ng On-yee Womens 6-Red Ball Snooker Singles Gold
Fung Kwok-wai, Lee Chun-wai Men's Team Bronze
Middle: Ng On-yee
(Photo provided by The International Billiards & Snooker Federation)
Ng On-yee

Hong Kong dominates Asian Under-20 Rugby Sevens Championship again

Hong Kong's boys under-20 rugby players retained their Asian title by repeating last year's feat of winning every game in both legs of the Asian Rugby Under 20 Sevens Series Hong Kong 2015.

Hong Kong swept the board in Johor, Malaysia on 15 -16 August, then did the same a week later on home soil to be crowned overall champions again.

“It feels amazing,“ said captain Richard Lewis. “The boys performed really well and were happy with our performance. We really feel that we deserved to be Asian champions again.“

Hong Kong hammered Malaysia in the home final, 52-7, after dishing out heavy defeats to UAE and China in the quarter- and semi-finals.

Captain Lewis and several teammates will now step up to senior level and try to make the grade there.

“After back-to-back championships I think we have left the programme in good shape V and in good hands,“ Lewis said.

Gareth Baber, Head Rugby Coach at the HKSI, added, “This is the purpose of these tournaments, for us to see how these players perform at the Asian level. And there are a few in these squads who with a little bit of development and coaching will be getting into a position to compete with the seniors.“

Leg (Date, Venue) Athlete Event Medal
1st Leg (15-16 August,
Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
Daniel Ramon Archer, Chui Ho-ching, Michael Coverdale,
Danial Jeff Davidson, Tomos Henry Howells, Calvin Tang Hunter,
Kwok Pak-nga, Richard Nicholas Lewis
Men's 7-a-side Gold
2nd Leg (21-22 August,
Hong Kong)
Daniel Ramon Archer, Chui Ho-ching, Joshua Clery,
Tomos Henry Howells, Calvin Tang Hunter, Kwok Pak-nga,
Richard Nicholas Lewis, Cameron Wray Smith
Men's 7-a-side Gold
Final ranking (21-22 August,
Hong Kong)
Daniel Ramon Archer, Chui Ho-ching, Joshua Clery,
Michael Coverdale, Danial Jeff Davidson, Tomos Henry Howells,
Calvin Tang Hunter, Kwok Pak-nga, Richard Nicholas Lewis,
Cameron Wray Smith
Men's 7-a-side Gold
Hong Kong rugby sevens team

13 medals at home and abroad for squash youngsters

Hong Kong's young squash players enjoyed a busy month, with major tournaments at home and abroad yielding 3 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals for the team.

First up was the Hong Kong Junior Squash Open, with Choi Uen-shan (girls under 19), Law Yat-long (boys under 17) and Lui Hiu-lam (girls under 15) all taking top prizes in their respective categories.

They then carried that form to Tehran, Iran, where the 22nd Asian Junior Individual Championships took place.

Choi and Lui both won silver, as did Chan Wui-ki (boys under 17), who had lost to Law in the Hong Kong final.

And at senior level, Au Wing-chi had an impressive display at the Australian Open, reaching the final before falling just short against New Zealand's Joelle King, while Chu Man-yee picked up a bronze in the City of Greater Bendigo International.

Athlete Event Medal
Australian Open / 3 V 9 August / Melbourne, Australia
Au Wing-chi Womens Singles Silver
HEAD Hong Kong Junior Squash Open / 12 V 16 August / Hong Kong
Law Yat-long Boys Under 17 Gold
Lui Hiu-lam Girls Under 15 Gold
Choi Uen-shan Girls Under 19 Gold
Chan Wui-ki Boys Under 17 Silver
Ho Ka-wing Girls Under 17 Silver
Chan Ho-ching Girls Under 19 Silver
Cheng Nga-ching Girls Under 17 Bronze
Lam Wing-hei Girls Under 19 Bronze
City of Greater Bendigo International / 21 V 23 August / Bendigo, Australia
Chu Man-yee Womens Singles Bronze
22nd Asian Junior Individual Championship / 23 V 27 August / Tehran, Iran
Chan Wui-ki Boys under 17 Silver
Lui Hiu-lam Girls under 15 Silver
Choi Uen-shan Girls under 19 Silver
Ling To-yu Boys under 19 Bronze
Cheng Nga-ching Girls under 17 Bronze
2nd - 6th from left: Chan Wui-ki, Ling To-yu, Choi Uen-shan, Lui Hiu-lam, Cheng Nga-ching
(Photo provided by the Hong Kong Squash)

Bumper medal haul at Asian Junior Wushu Champs

The “M E GRASS“ 8th Asian Junior Wushu Championships took place from 6 - 9 August and it was a productive trip for Hong Kong, who returned from Inner Mongolia, China with 7 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze.

Lau Chi-lung bagged 3 gold, in boys B nandao, nangun and nanquan, while first places also went to Lau Tsz-hong (boys A daoshu), Lydia Sham Hui-yu (girls B daoshu), Wang Tin-yan (girls C qiangshu) and Au Yeung Pui-yue and Lor Sum-lok (girls A duilian).

The event brought together competitors from 23 countries.

Athlete Event Medal
Lau Tsz-hong Boys' A Daoshu Gold
Lau Chi-lung Boys' B Nandao Gold
Lau Chi-lung Boys' B Nangun Gold
Lau Chi-lung Boy's B Nanquan Gold
Sham Hui-yu Girls' B Daoshu Gold
Wang Tin-yan Girls' C Qiangshu Gold
Au Yeung Pui-yue, Lor Sum-lok Girls' A Duilian Gold
Seiya Obu Boys' B Gunshu Silver
Yeung Chung-hei Boys' A Taijijian Silver
Yeung Chung-hei Boys' A Taijiquan Silver
Michelle Yeung Girls' C Changquan Silver
Michelle Yeung Girls' C Jianshu Silver
Lau Po-yan Girls' B Nandao Silver
Au Yeung Pui-yue, Kwong Yuk-ming, Lau Chi-lung,
Lau Po-yan, Lau Tsz-hong, Lor Sum-lok, Seiya Obu, Sham Hui-yu
Group Exhibition Silver
Lau Tsz-hong Boys' A Gunshu Bronze
Sham Hui-yu Girls' B Changquan Bronze
Middle: Lau Chi-lung From left: Lau Po-yan, Ye Jun (Wushu coach, HKSI), Lau Chi-lung
From left: Dominic Cheng, Wang Tin-yan, Wong Chi-kwong (Wushu coach, HKSI^,
Michelle Yeung, Ho Yin-ching
Michelle Yeung
From left: Lor Sum-lok, Au Yeung Pui-yue Hong Kong wushu team

Cycling athlete Chan Chun-hing wins 1 bronze medal at the
21st Asian Mountain Bike Championships

Cycling athlete Chan Chun-hing won a bronze medal in the Cross Country Olympic, Men Elite event at the 21st Asian Mountain Bike Championships held on 12 - 16 August in Melaka, Malaysia. 

 

Right: Chan Chun-hing

Gymnastics team wins 5 medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Youth Championships

The Hong Kong gymnastics team won 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medal at the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Youth Championships held on 30 July - 7 August in Hebei, China.
Athlete Event Medal
Hilda Yeung Girls' All Around (Group B) Gold
Yan Shun-mei Girls' All Around (Group B) Silver
Stacey Devina Chan,Cheng Lai-chun, Cheung Ching-nok, Wong Jun-ying,
Yu Sze-ching
Group's All Around (Group A) Silver
Wan Ka-kei, Yan Shun-mei, Yau Tsz-ching, Hilda Yeung, Yu Sze-nam Group's All Around (Group B) Silver
Wong Jun-ying Girls' All Around (Group A) Bronze

Karatedo team wins 22 medals at the National Championship

The Hong Kong karatedo team won 7 gold, 4 silver and 11 bronze medals at the National Championship held on 18 - 24 August in Hunan, China.
Athlete Event Medal
Cheung Siu-long Age 12-13 Male Individual Kumite -36kg Gold
Tang Yu-hin Age 12-13 Male Individual Kumite -40kg Gold
Chau Ka-him Cadet Male Individual Kata Gold
Kwok Hoi-tung Cadet Female Individual Kumite -49kg Gold
Cheng Tsz-man Senior Male Individual Kata Gold
Wong Wing-kwan Senior Female Individual Kata Gold
Cheng Tsz-man, Hau Chun, Hung Ho-wai
Senior Male Team Kata Gold
Lo Sum-man Cadet Female Individual Kata Silver
Lee Chung-fai Senior Male Individual Kumite -75kg Silver
Yip Ching-yee Senior Female Individual Kata Silver
Kwan Yee-lun, Lau Chi-hang, Lau Chun-wai,
Lee Chung-fai, Ng Chun-yin*, Yip Yick-hong
Senior Male Team Kumite Silver
Chow Hei-wood Age 12-13 Female Individual Kumite +38kg Bronze
Cheung Siu-yeung Cadet Male Individual Kata Bronze
Ng Tsz-kiu Cadet Female Individual Kata Bronze
Chan Ho-hong Junior Male Individual Kumite -55kg Bronze
Hung Ho-wai Senior Male Individual Kata Bronze
Yu Ho-cheung Senior Male Individual Kata Bronze
Lau Kiu-fung Senior Male Individual Kumite -55kg Bronze
Yiu Chun-wai Senior Male Individual Kumite -60kg Bronze
Yuen Kam-wah Senior Male Individual Kumite -84kg Bronze
Lau Chun-wai Senior Male Individual Kumite +84kg Bronze
Cheung Chu-ngan Senior Female Individual Kumite -50kg Bronze
Hong Kong karatedo team
*Non-HKSI Scholarship Athlete

Table tennis team wins 4 medals at the
GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Czech Open, Major Series

The Hong Kong table tennis team won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, Czech Open, Major Series held on 26 - 30 August in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Athlete Event Medal
Wong Chun-ting Men's Singles Gold
Doo Hoi-kem, Tie Yana Women's Doubles Silver
Tie Yana Women's Singles Bronze
Tang Peng, Wong Chun-ting Men's Doubles Bronze


Wong Chun-ting From left: Doo Hoi-kem, Wong Chun-ting, Tie Yana
(Photos provided by the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association)

Table tennis athlete Doo Hoi-kem wins 1 silver medal at the
GAC Group ITTF World Tour, China Open, Super Series

Table tennis athlete Doo Hoi-kem won a silver medal in the Womens Singles (U21) event at the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, China Open, Super Series held on 5 - 9 August in Chengdu, China.


Table tennis team wins 7 medals at the
NIKON Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Golden Series, Junior Circuit

The Hong Kong table tennis team won 3 silver and 4 bronze medals at the NIKON Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Golden Series, Junior Circuit held on 5 - 9 August in Hong Kong.

Athlete Event Medal
Lee Ka-yee, Wong Chin-yau Cadet Girls' Team Silver
Hung Ka-tak, Kwan Man-ho, Ng Pak-nam Junior Boys' Team Silver
Liu Qi, Mak Tze-wing, Soo Wai-yam, Zhu Chengzhu Junior Girls' Team Silver
Chan Yee-shun Cadet Boys' Singles Bronze
Chui King-kiu, Wong Hon-lam Cadet Boys' Doubles Bronze
Tsang Tsz-tsun, Yiu Kwan-to Cadet Boys' Team Bronze
Leung Ka-wan, Ng Ka-man Cadet Girls' Team Bronze
From left: Mak Tze-wing, Liu Qi, Zhu Chengzhu, Soo Wai-yam
(Photo provided by the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association)

Tenpin bowling athlete Cheung Yuk-fung wins 1 silver medal at the ABF Tour Hong Kong

Tenpin bowling athlete Cheung Yuk-fung won a silver medal in the Mens event at the ABF Tour Hong Kong held on 31 August in Hong Kong.

Cheung Yuk-fung
  (Photo provided by the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress)

Tenpin bowling athlete Mak Cheuk-yin wins 1 bronze medal at the
41st Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships

Tenpin bowling athlete Mak Cheuk-yin won a bronze medal in the Mens Open event at the 41st Hong Kong International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships held on 22 - 30 August in Hong Kong.

  Mak Cheuk-yin
  (Photo provided by the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress)

Elite results roundup (1 - 31 July)
Sport Name Event Position /
No. Of Entries
Athletics
All China Youth (Age 14-15) Athletics Championship Chan Pui-kei* Girls' 200m 1st/60
(17/7/2015, Zhaoqing, China) Chan Pui-kei* Girls' 100m 2nd/50
Ma Chi-fai Boys' 200m 3rd/57
Shing Cho-yan* Girls' 100m hurdles 3rd/24
 
Badminton
Yonex Open Chinese Taipei Wei Nan Men’s Singles 3rd/100
(14/7/2015, Taipei, Taiwan)
 
Billiard sports
APBU Asian Pool Championship Robbie James Capito, Lo Ho-sum Boys' 9-Ball Doubles 2nd/12
(27/7/2015, New Taipei City, Taiwan) Wong Yan, Yip Kin-ling Boys' 9-Ball Doubles 3rd/12
MIUS Cup European Under 18’s Championship Cheung Ka-wai Individual 2nd/48
(31/7/2015, Gloucester, England) Chang Yu-kiu Individual 3rd/48
 
Cycling
Japan Track Cup Leung Chun-wing Omnium, Men Elite 3rd/24
(10/7/2015, Shizuoka, Japan)
 
Gymnastic
6th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships Shek Wai-hung Men's Vault 1st/54
(31/7/2015, Hiroshima, Japan) Shek Wai-hung Men's Horizontal Bar 2nd/50
 
Karatedo
8th WKF Youth Training Camp & Karate1 Youth World Cup,
(3/7/2015, Umag, Croatia)
Yu Ho-cheung U21 Male Individual
Kata
2nd/16
 
Rowing
21st Asian Rowing Junior Championships
(4/7/2015, Wuhan, China)
Chan Chi-fung Junior Men's Single
Scull
1st/4
Chan Chi-fung, Chan Tik-lun,
Chau Yee-ping, Lam San-tung
Junior Men's
Quadruple Sculls
2nd/8
 
Sailing
420 Class World Championships
(25/7/2015,Castle Bay Karatsu, Japan)
Hugo Georg Alexander Christensson,
Calum Iain Gregor
420 Open 3rd/72
 
Squash
Malaysian Squash Tour Leg 5 Tong Tsz-wing Women’s Singles 1st/14
(28/7/2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
 
Swimming
28th Summer Universiade
(4/7/2015, Gwangju, Korea)
Au Hoi-shun Women’s 50m
Backstroke
2nd/40
 
Table tennis
21st MILO Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis
Championships
Lee Ka-yee, Leung Ka-wan,
Ng Ka-man
Cadet Girls' Team 3rd/16
(22/7/2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Ho Kwan-kit, Hung Ka-tak,
Kwan Man-ho, Lee Yat-hin
Junior Boys' Team 3rd/11
Chan Wang-tung*
Liu Qi, Mak Tze-wing, Soo Wai-yam
Junior Girls' Team 3rd/14
 
Wheelchair fencing (Hong Kong Paralympic Committee
& Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)
     
WAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup - Poland
(8/7/2015, Warsaw, Poland)
Chan Yui-chong Women's Foil
Individual (Cat. B)
2nd/26
Chung Yuen-ping, Fan Pui-shan,
Justine Charissa Ng, Yu Chui-yee
Women's Epee Team 2nd/8
  Yu Chui-yee Women's Epee
Individual (Cat. A)
3rd/29
Yu Chui-yee Women's Foil
Individual (Cat. A)
3rd/27
*Non-HKSI Scholarship Athlete
Cheung Siu-lun participates in advertorial promotion

Fencer Cheung Siu-lun was invited by Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance to participate in the advertorial shooting on 7 August for promoting its summer campaign. The company recently prepared a micro film with a theme related to fencing and invited Cheung in the advertorial was expected to increase the publicity effectiveness.


Kwok Ho-ting endorses 2015 Hong Kong Cyclothon

Cyclist Kwok Ho-ting fully supports the first Hong Kong Cyclothon and participated in the promotion video shooting session on 4 September. Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the cycling event has nine categories and a carnival that will be staged at Tsim Sha Tsui on 10-11 October. The main objective is to promote Hong Kong Cyclothon as a new annual tourism and sport event.


New titles at the Sports Information Centre (SIC)
Running mechanics and gait analysis
(Call No.: QP310.R85 F47)

The book features an in-depth overview of the most recent research and clinical concepts concerning gait and injury analysis. Each chapter is reviewed and presented in a compelling and easy-to-understand manner. 33 online video clips help practitioners apply the wealth of information in the book to their daily practice. This reference tool also comes with three case studies of running injury which guide readers through a detailed biomechanical evaluation and treatment recommendations. Personal trainers and coaches will greatly benefit from this book as many concepts are related to preventing injury and enhancing running performance. This is an essential resource for coaches, runners, athletic trainers as well as physical therapists.

 

Fair play : the ethics of sport (Fourth edition)
(Call no.: GV706.3 .S56 2015)

This book addresses the philosophical issues of sports that are conceptual and ethical in nature. It introduces the ethics and theories of sport, raises some ethical questions such as gender equity and drugs enhancing performance in sport, corruption in competitive athletics, etc. This new edition has been updated with new examples and inclusion of study questions at the end of each chapter. Readers can understand the content easily with examples and have a deeper insight in the philosophy of sports. This book is a good reference for athletes, coaches, researchers, students and others new to the philosophical investigation of sport.