Date
18 October 2017
Hong Kong long jumper Chan Ming-tai won a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts Games. Photo: HKOC
Hong Kong long jumper Chan Ming-tai won a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts Games. Photo: HKOC

Long jumper Chan wins bronze for HK at Asian Indoor Games

Hong Kong’s medal tally at the 2017 Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts Games rose to four after long jumper Chan Ming-tai won a bronze medal on the fourth day of competition in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday.

Chan, 22, a 2016 Rio Olympian, cleared 7.44 meters on his third and final attempt. He was four centimeters behind winner Nguyen Tien Trong of Vietnam.

Another Hong Kong long jumper, Lau Kin-hei managed 7.32 meters to finish fifth.

In high jump, Cecilia Yeung Man-wai won a bronze medal on Monday, wrapping up the season after winning medals in every Asian event she took part in this year.

In women’s track cycling, Sarah Lee Wai-sze and Vivian Ma Wing-yu reached the semi-finals and will be hoping to set up an all-Hong Kong final.

With her major regional rivals from China and South Korea absent, Lee is a favourite to win gold in the women’s sprint on Wednesday night against teammate and rising star Ma.

In the women’s 60-meter final, Lam On-ki tied with Feng Lulu of China for sixth place with a time of 7.54 seconds.

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