Hong Kong at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Hong Kong at the
2020 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
Competitors42 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Cheung Ka Long
Tse Ying Suet
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Badminton 2 2 4
Cycling 1 5 6
Equestrian 1 0 1
Fencing 3 3 6
Golf 0 1 1
Gymnastics 1 0 1
Karate 0 1 1
Rowing 0 1 1
Sailing 1 2 3
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 2 6 8
Table tennis 3 3 6
Triathlon 1 0 1
Total 17 25 42

Athletics

Hong Kong received universality slots from IAAF to send two athletes (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[2]

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
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Chan Chung Wang Men's 110 m hurdles
Ching Siu Nga Women's 20 km walk

Badminton

Hong Kong entered four badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF World Race to Tokyo Rankings; one entry each in the men's and women's singles and a pair in the mixed doubles.[3]

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
Ng Ka Long Men's singles  Muñoz (MEX)
W (21–9, 21–10)
 Cordón (GUA)
  ( ,  )
N/A
Cheung Ngan Yi Women's singles  Polikarpova (ISR)
  ( ,  )
 Sindhu (IND)
  ( ,  )
N/A
Tang Chun Man
Tse Ying Suet
Mixed doubles  Chan /
Goh (MAS)
  ( ,  )
 Wang /
Huang (CHN)
  ( ,  )
 Lamsfuß /
Herttrich (GER)
  ( ,  )
N/A

Cycling

Road

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.[4][5]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Choy Hiu Fung Men's road race

Track

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.[6]

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

Equestrian

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).[7]

Eventing

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

Fencing

Hong Kong fencers qualified a full squad in the men's team foil and women's team épée 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.[8]

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
Cheung Siu Lun
Ryan Choi
Cheung Ka Long
Ryan Choi
Cheung Siu Lun
Lawrence Ng Lok Wang
Men's team foil N/A
Kaylin Hsieh Women's épée  Murtazaeva (ROC)
L 7–14
Did not advance
Vivian Kong Bye  Doig (PER)
W 15–11
 Knapik-Miazga (POL)
W 15–8
 Murtazaeva (ROC)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Coco Lin  Abdul Rahman (SGP)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Vivian Kong
Kaylin Hsieh
Coco Lin
Moonie Chu
Women's team épée N/A

Golf

Hong Kong entered one female golfer into the Olympic tournament. Tiffany Chan qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for the women's event based on the IGF World Rankings of 29 June 2021.

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Tiffany Chan Women's

Gymnastics

Artistic

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.[9]

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

Karate

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.[10]

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

Rowing

Hong Kong qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by finishing first in the B-final and securing the fourth of five berths available at the 2021 FISA Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo, Japan.[11]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Winne Hung Women's single sculls 8:17.79 4 R 8:23.58 2 QF

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

Sailing

Hong Kong sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships and the continental regattas.[12]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Michael Cheng Men's RS:X
Hayley Chan Women's RS:X
Stephanie Norton Women's Laser Radial N/A

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

Shooting

Hong Kong granted an invitation from ISSF to send Chen Haohui in the men's rapid fire pistol to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was fulfilled by June 6, 2021.[13]

Chen Haohui does not participate at the games.[14]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Chen Haohui Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol

Swimming

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)):[15][16]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ian Ho 50 m freestyle
William Thorley 10 km open water N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stephanie Au 100 m backstroke
Siobhan Haughey 50 m freestyle
100 m freestyle
200 m freestyle
Camille Cheng
Siobhan Haughey
Ho Nam Wai
Tam Hoi Lam
4 × 100 m freestyle relay N/A
Stephanie Au
Camille Cheng
Siobhan Haughey
Ho Nam Wai
4 × 200 m freestyle relay N/A
Stephanie Au
Siobhan Haughey
Tam Hoi Lam
Jamie Yeung
4 × 100 m medley relay N/A

Table tennis

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.[17][18] 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.[19]

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
Lam Siu Hang Singles
Wong Chun Ting
Ho Kwan Kit
Lam Siu Hang
Wong Chun Ting
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
Doo Hoi Kem Singles
Minnie Soo Wai Yam
Doo Hoi Kem
Lee Ho Ching
Minnie Soo Wai Yam
Team N/A
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Wong Chun Ting
Doo Hoi Kem
Doubles  Szudi /
Pergel (HUN)

W 4–0

Triathlon

Hong Kong entered one triathlete to compete at the Games for the first time since 2008. British-born Oscar Coggins sealed a place in the men's event by topping the list of individual triathletes from Asia and Oceania vying for qualification based on the ITU World Rankings.[20]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Oscar Coggins Men's

References

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  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
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  7. ^ "Tokyo 2020 team and individual quota places confirmed by FEI". FEI. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 4 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  10. ^ "WKF announces first qualified athletes for Tokyo 2020". World Karate Federation. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Finals racing decides Asia & Oceania Olympic & Paralympic quota spots". International Rowing Federation. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Friends win medals at the 2019 RS:X World Championship". World Sailing. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 15 June 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  14. ^ "OG-Tokyo_Entry-list" (PDF). www.issf-sports.org.
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  16. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
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  19. ^ "Zhengzhou review: Olympic champion falls, Olympic places reserved". ITTF. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
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