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Hong Kong at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Hong Kong competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the territory's sixteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut as a British colony in 1952.

Hong Kong at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hong Kong.svg
IOC code HKG
NOC Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Website www.hkolympic.org (in Chinese) (in English)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 37 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Stephanie Au (opening)[1]
Chan Chun Hing (closing)[2]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China sent a team of 37 athletes, 13 men and 24 women, to compete in nine sports at the Games.[3][4] The nation's full roster in Rio de Janeiro was smaller by five athletes than in London, and also, featured more female athletes than males for only the second time in its Olympic history.

Eleven athletes from Hong Kong previously competed at London 2012, including bronze medalist Lee Wai Sze in track cycling, badminton player Yip Pui Yin in the women's singles, mountain biker Chan Chun Hing, and 37-year-old table tennis player Tie Ya Na, who attended her fourth Olympics as the oldest and most experienced member. Other notable athletes on the Hong Kong roster also featured Youth Olympians Doo Hoi Kem (table tennis) and 18-year-old Siobhan Haughey (swimming), Asia's top-ranked épée fencer Vivian Kong, and backstroke swimmer and three-time Olympian Stephanie Au, who was selected by the committee to carry the Hong Kong flag at the opening ceremony.[1][5]

Unlike the previous Games, Hong Kong failed to win a single medal in Rio de Janeiro. The special administrative region's best medal hope, Lee Wai Sze missed out on a place in the finals of her respective track cycling events, following her involvement in the controversial clash in the women's keirin, and her quarterfinal defeat to Germany's eventual champion Kristina Vogel in the women's sprint.[6] Meanwhile, windsurfer Michael Cheng wrapped up his Olympic campaign with one of Hong Kong's most unexpected outcomes at the Games, finishing eighth overall.[7]

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AthleticsEdit

Hong Kong athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[8][9]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Chan Ming Tai Long jump 7.79 17 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Yiu Kit Ching Marathon 2:36:11 39

BadmintonEdit

Hong Kong has qualified a total of seven badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016: two entries in the men's singles, one in the women's singles, and a pair each in the women's and mixed doubles.[10][11]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Hu Yun Singles   Abián (ESP)
W (21–18, 21–19)
  Yu Woon (BRU)
W (21–16, 21–15)
1 Q   Chou T-c (TPE)
0L (10–21, 13–21)
Did not advance
Ng Ka Long   Martins (POR)
W (21–17, 21–18)
  Giuffre (CAN)
W (21–11, 21–14)
1 Q   Son W-h (KOR)
0L (21–23, 17–21)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Yip Pui Yin Singles   Intanon (THA)
L (18–21, 12–21)
  Tolmoff (EST)
L (21–5, 13–21, 19–21)
N/A 3 Did not advance
Poon Lok Yan
Tse Ying Suet
Doubles   Maheswari /
Polii (INA)
L (9–21, 11–21)
  Olver /
Smith (GBR)
L (17–21, 21–18, 16–21)
  Hoo K M /
Woon K W (MAS)
L (15–21, 13–21)
4 N/A Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lee Chun Hei
Chau Hoi Wah
Doubles   Zhang N /
Zhao Yl (CHN)
L (16–21, 15–21)
  Jordan /
Susanto (INA)
L (12–21, 21–19, 15–21)
  Fuchs /
Michels (GER)
W (21–17, 21–14)
3 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Hong Kong has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his best individual ranking at the 2015 Asian Championships.[12][13]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Cheung King Lok Men's road race Did not finish

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Hong Kong riders have accumulated spots in women's sprint and women's keirin, as well as both the men's and women's omnium, by virtue of their final individual UCI Olympic rankings in those events.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Lee Wai Sze Women's sprint 10.800
66.666
3 Q   Cueff (FRA)
W 11.355
63.408
Bye   Meares (AUS)
W 11.551
62.332
Bye   Vogel (GER)
L, L
Did not advance 5th place final
  Zhong Ts (CHN)
  Krupeckaitė (LTU)
  Voynova (RUS)
L
6
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Lee Wai Sze Women's keirin 1 Q Bye DNF 7
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Leung Chun Wing Men's omnium 16 20 4:29.162 13 16 13 16 1:03.730 8 26 12.265 8 26 1 11 105 11
Diao Xiao Juan Women's omnium 11 20 3:44.455 14 14 14 14 36.944 16 10 14.499 11 20 22 10 100 12

Mountain bikingEdit

Hong Kong has qualified one mountain biker for the men's Olympic cross-country race, by virtue of a top two national finish, not yet qualified, at the 2015 Asian Championships.[14]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Chan Chun Hing Men's cross-country 1:44:41 32

FencingEdit

Hong Kong has entered three fencers into the Olympic competition. Vivian Kong had claimed a spot in the women's épée, as one of the two highest-ranking fencers coming from the Asian zone in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[15] Meanwhile, Cheung Ka Long and London 2012 foil fencer Lin Po Heung were added to the Hong Kong roster by virtue of a top three finish at the Asian Zonal Qualifier in Wuxi, China.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Cheung Ka Long Men's foil Bye   Heo J (KOR)
W 15–8
  Toldo (BRA)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Vivian Kong Women's épée Bye   Shutova (RUS)
W 15–10
  Fiamingo (ITA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Lin Po Heung Women's foil Bye   Di Francisca (ITA)
L 8–15
Did not advance

GolfEdit

Hong Kong has entered one golfer into the Olympic tournament. Tiffany Chan (world no. 434) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the women's event based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[16]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Tiffany Chan Women's 71 75 73 69 288 +4 37

RowingEdit

Hong Kong has qualified one boat each in the men's and women's lightweight double sculls for the Olympics at the 2016 Asia & Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Chungju, South Korea.[17][18]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chiu Hin Chun
Tang Chiu Mang
Men's lightweight double sculls 6:45.05 5 R 7:22.05 6 SC/D 7:33.47 4 FD 6:57.95 19
Lee Ka Man
Lee Yuen Yin
Women's lightweight double sculls 7:29.87 5 R 8:20.96 6 SC/D 8:14.17 2 FC 7:46.85 16

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Hong Kong sailors have qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the individual fleet World Championships, and Asian qualifying regattas.[19] Windsurfers Michael Cheng and Sonia Lo were selected to the Hong Kong roster at the Asian Sailing Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 14, 2016.[20]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Chun Leung Michael Cheng RS:X 3 6 11 5 6 16 9 13 13 21 17 26 6 126 8
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Sin Lam Sonia Lo RS:X 15 15 15 16 19 22 11 17 17 7 12 13 EL 157 17

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

SwimmingEdit

Hong Kong swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[21][22]

A total of seven swimmers (one man and six women) were selected to the Hong Kong's Olympic roster, with veterans Sze Hang Yu and Stephanie Au racing in the pool for their third Games and Geoffrey Cheah becoming the first male to compete in 12 years.[23]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Geoffrey Cheah 50 m freestyle 22.46 32 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Camille Cheng 50 m freestyle 25.92 44 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 54.92 24 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:59.71 29 Did not advance
Siobhan Haughey 200 m freestyle 1:56.91 9 Q 1:57.56 13 Did not advance
200 m individual medley DNS Did not advance
Yvette Kong 100 m breaststroke 1:09.56 32 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke DNS Did not advance
Claudia Lau 100 m backstroke 1:01.27 19 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:10.94 18 Did not advance
Stephanie Au
Camille Cheng
Yvette Kong
Sze Hang Yu
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:03.85 14 N/A Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Hong Kong has fielded a team of six athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Tang Peng, Wong Chun Ting, 2014 Youth Olympic runner-up Doo Hoi Kem, and Lee Ho Ching were automatically selected among the top 22 eligible players each in their respective singles events based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[24]

Ho Kwan Kit and three-time Olympian Tie Ya Na were each awarded the third spot to build the men's and women's teams for the Games by virtue of a top 10 national finish in the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[25]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tang Peng Singles Bye   Calderano (BRA)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Wong Chun Ting Bye   Wang (CAN)
W 4–0
  Niwa (JPN)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Ho Kwan Kit
Tang Peng
Wong Chun Ting
Team N/A   Australia (AUS)
W 3–0
  Japan (JPN)
L 1–3
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Doo Hoi Kem Singles Bye   Póta (HUN)
W 4–2
  Ding N (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Lee Ho Ching Bye   Bilenko (UKR)
W 4–1
  Li Xx (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Doo Hoi Kem
Lee Ho Ching
Tie Ya Na
Team N/A   Chinese Taipei (TPE)
W 3–1
  Germany (GER)
L 1–3
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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