Hong Kong at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Hong Kong is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the territory's seventeenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, since its debut as a British colony in 1952.

Hong Kong at the
2021 Summer Olympics
Flag of Hong Kong.svg
IOC codeHKG
NOCSports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Websitewww.hkolympic.org (in Chinese and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors28 in 8 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Hong Kong received a spare berth freed up by host nation Japan to send one rider competing in the men's Olympic road race, as the highest-ranked nation for men, not yet qualified, in the UCI World Ranking.[2][3]

Athlete Event Time Rank
  Men's road race

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Hong Kong riders accumulated spots in the women's omnium and women's madison, as well as the women's sprint and keirin, based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.[4]

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 Hoi Yan Women's sprint  
 
Lee Wai Sze  
 
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round 3rd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Lee Hoi Yan Women's keirin
Lee Wai Sze
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Tempo race Elimination race Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Points Rank
Women's omnium
Madison
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Leung Bo Yee
Pang Yao
Women's madison

EquestrianEdit

Hong Kong entered one eventing rider into the Olympic equestrian competition for the first time in twelve years, by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group G (Southeast Asia and Oceania).[5]

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Thomas Heffernan Ho Tayberry Individual

JumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Kenneth Cheng Can Do Individual

FencingEdit

Hong Kong fencers qualified a full squad in the men's team foil for the first time since Seoul 1988, as the highest-ranked nation from Asia outside the world's top four in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[6]

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
  Men's foil
 
 
 
 
 
Men's team foil N/A

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Hong Kong entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. London 2012 Olympian Shek Wai Hung secured one of the three spots available for individual-based gymnasts, neither part of the team nor qualified through the all-around, in the vault exercise at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Shek Wai Hung Vault N/A N/A N/A N/A

KarateEdit

Hong Kong entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. 2018 world bronze medalist Grace Lau qualified directly for the women's kata category by finishing among the top four karateka at the end of the combined WKF Olympic Rankings.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Grace Lau Women's kata

SailingEdit

Hong Kong sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships and the continental regattas.[9]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Men's RS:X
Women's RS:X

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

SwimmingEdit

Hong Kong swimmers further 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)):[10][11]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephanie Au Women's 100 m backstroke
Siobhan Haughey Women's 100 m freestyle
Women's 200 m freestyle
Siobhan Haughey
 
 
 
Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A
Siobhan Haughey
 
 
 
Women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A

Table tennisEdit

Hong Kong entered six athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. The men's and women's teams secured one of nine available places, respectively, at the 2020 World Olympic Qualification Event in Gondomar, Portugal, permitting a maximum of two starters to compete each in the men's and women's singles tournament.[12][13] Moreover, an additional berth was awarded to the Hong Kong table tennis players competing in the inaugural mixed doubles by advancing to the semifinal stage of the 2019 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Zhengzhou, China.[14]

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
  Singles
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
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
  Singles
 
 
 
 
Team N/A
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
 
 
Doubles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ Chan, Kin-wa (29 October 2019). "Hong Kong gets boost for 2020 Olympic men's road cycling race with 'unexpected' qualifying spot". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  4. ^ Chan, Kin-wa (10 March 2020). "Tokyo 2020: agony for Hong Kong's cyclists as their Olympic spot is snatched away". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  6. ^ Chan, Kin-wa (24 February 2020). "Hong Kong fencers book historic appearance at Tokyo Olympics after brilliant performance in Cairo World Cup". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 4 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. ^ "WKF announces first qualified athletes for Tokyo 2020". World Karate Federation. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Friends win medals at the 2019 RS:X World Championship". World Sailing. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  12. ^ Marshall, Ian (24 January 2020). "2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament: Day Three". ITTF. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  13. ^ Marshall, Ian (26 January 2020). "Nervous moments, Hong Kong China and Korea Republic complete list". ITTF. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Zhengzhou review: Olympic champion falls, Olympic places reserved". ITTF. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.