When people talk about local sports stars during the handover two decades ago, windsurfer Lee Lai-shan would doubtless come top of the list.
Lee won the first Olympic gold medal for Hong Kong in 1996.
Her famous quote “Hong Kong athletes are not rubbish!” is still a vivid memory in people’s minds.
A number of other athletes also made their presence known on the global stage.
The medal-winning cyclist Wong Kam-po, the world’s top snooker player Marco Fu Ka-chun and the former Hong Kong Footballer of the Year Au Wai-lun are all big names in the city.
With many new faces ushered in since the handover, the local sports scene is as exciting as ever 20 years later.
Sarah Lee Wai-sze, nicknamed “the Cycling Goddess of Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate”, is a rising star in the track cycling world.
Ng On-yee, the Hong Kong cue queen, won the 2015 ladies’ world snooker championship, dethroning the English snooker ace Reanne Evans.
Rex Tso Sing-yu, has proved himself a genuine “Wonder Kid” , as he never lost a fight in his professional boxing career since 2011.
Stephanie Au Hoi-shun, a three-time Olympic swimmer, has attracted many celebrity endorsements.
– Contact us at [email protected]