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  1. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereHong Kong’s star swimmer Siobhan Haughey did exactly what she needed to in her opening hit-out of these delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.The 23-year-old, appearing at her second Olympics, took to the Tokyo Aquatics Centre pool with the task of finishing among the 16 fastest swimmers across the four 200m freestyle heats and she did just that.Haughey has been mentioned as a medal hope by many, including the chef de mission of the…
  2. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereHong Kong’s men’s singles Olympic table tennis tournament has run its course after third round defeats for Wong Chun-ting and Lam Siu-hang.Wong, the No 1 paddler in Hong Kong and world No 19, was up against the experience of Taiwanese veteran Chuang Chih-Yuan at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.He got off to the ideal start against the 40-year-old, winning the opening game 11-9 but that proved to be a false dawn as world No 26…
  3. Maggie MacNeil shot to household name status after shocking the world with a gold medal-winning performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.The 21-year-old made waves across North America after setting an Americas record in the 100m butterfly, while Chinese swimming fans are increasingly fascinated by the Canadian of Chinese birth and heritage who managed to beat their own generational talent Zhang Yufei.Still a university student, MacNeil managed to better the Canadian women’s relay team’s…
  4. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereEdgar Cheung Ka-long produced one of the great performances from a Hong Kong athlete at the Olympic Games on Monday when he completed an incredible fightback at the death to place himself on the brink of history for his home city.Trailing throughout a thrilling quarter-final showdown in the individual foil against the Russian Olympic Committee’s Kirill Borodachev, Cheung fought back from the cliff-edge to seal a place in the last…
  5. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics here Hong Kong Olympic chiefs said they would explore the need to standardise athletes’ clothing at major Games after badminton player Angus Ng Ka-long came under fire for wearing his own uniform that was missing the city’s Bauhinia emblem. However, in a statement released on Monday, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (SF&OC) insisted that Ng did nothing wrong and it was the responsibility of regional and local governing…
  6. Stradivarius has become synonymous with Glorious Goodwood – that’s what happens when you win four consecutive Group One Goodwood Cups – and the superstar stayer is back again as he looks to add a fifth to his already imperious record.The seven-year-old, who is trained by the father and son combination of John and Thady Gosden, is all the rage ahead of the 3,210m contest, an even-money favourite in overseas fixed-odds markets.Stradivarius comes into the race off the back of an unlucky fourth in…
  7. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereGreat Britain’s Tom Daley and Matty Lee took gold in the men’s synchronised 10m platform event to end China’s diving Dream Team’s hopes of a clean sweep at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday.The Britons finished with a total score of 471.81 points, edging out China’s two-time gold medallists Chen Aisen and Cao Yuan by just 1.23 points.The Russian pair of Aleksandr Bondar and Viktor Minibaev took bronze with 439.92.“I’m just so proud…
  8. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereThe 13-year-old skateboarder Momiji Nishiya became Japan’s youngest Olympic champion with victory in the Tokyo 2020 street final on Monday.World silver medallist Nishiya ensured it was a Japanese sweep in the competition, after compatriot Yuto Horigome, 22, won the men’s category on Sunday.Nishiya, who turns 14 on August 30, is the second youngest individual gold medallist at the Olympics, behind Marjorie Gestring, of the United…
  9. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereHong Kong triathlete Oscar Coggins, who finished 33rd at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday morning, said “something obviously went wrong” when a boat obstructed some of the competitors from jumping into the water.Half of the competitors jumped in while half were obstructed by a media boat, and some had to be pulled back by a mini-flotilla of boats and jet skis.“I think there was some problem with whatever system they used to start the…
  10. Follow our live coverage of day three of the Tokyo Olympics hereHong Kong’s mixed doubles duo Tang Chun-man and Tse Yng-suet held their nerve to hold off the threat of Germany’s Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich to progress to the badminton quarter-finals and move a step closer to their dream of an Olympic medal.The Hongkongers were comfortable at the very end – racking up six match points and needing just one of them to win their match 2-1 – but they were pushed all the way at the Musashino…