Kwok Ho Ting

Kwok Ho-Ting Marco (Chinese: 郭灝霆; Jyutping: gwok3 hou6 ting4; born on 26 February 1988) is a Hong Kong former professional cyclist. On 24 March 2011, he stunned a quality field to win the gold medal in the scratch race at the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Kwok beat Italy's Elia Viviani to second place, with Morgan Kneisky of France taking third.

Kwok Ho-Ting
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Kwok in 2011
Personal information
Full nameKwok Ho-Ting Marco
Born (1988-02-26) February 26, 1988 (age 32)
British Hong Kong
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Discipline
  • Track
  • Road
RoleRider
Amateur team
2000–2006SCAA Cycling
Professional teams
2007Hong Kong Pro Cycling Team
2014HKSI Pro Cycling Team

Kwok and the Hong Kong famous cyclist Wong Kam-po are the only two Asian elite male cyclists, who have the honour to wear the Rainbow jersey.

"I didn't even prepare specifically for this race. It's so wonderful to win," said Kwok.[1]

Hong Kong's Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, extended his congratulations to cyclist Marco Kwok Ho-ting on winning the gold medal.[2]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2009
1st Stage 5 Tour de Korea
2010
2009–10 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Beijing
1st Madison
2nd Points race
2nd Team pursuit, Asian Games
2011
1st Scratch, UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Honours and awardsEdit

  • Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service
  • Hong Kong Sports Stars Award
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award: 2011[3]
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Sports Stars Award: 2011[3]
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event: 2008
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event: 2009
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Potential Sports Stars Awards: 2007

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World-beater Archived 2012-10-15 at the Wayback Machine The Standard. Friday, March 25, 2011
  2. ^ SHA congratulates Marco Kwok Ho-ting on winning gold medal at Track Cycling World Championships Ends/Thursday, www.info.gov.hk March 24, 2011. Issued at HKT 17:38.
  3. ^ a b Continuing the Legend of Olympic Spirit! Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2011 – Announcement of Results Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. 27 February 2012.

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