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  1. Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi-kem was eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the singles table tennis at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, but the 24-year-old gave the world’s best Chen Meng an almighty scare on her way out of the competition.It was a battling performance from Doo, who went two games in front off the bat, but Chen showed why she has ruled women’s table tennis in recent years as she dug into her reliable reserves and dumped Doo out of the singles event 4-2.More to follow...
  2. Hong Kong swimmer Swimmer Ethan Au-yeung already knows how special Siobhan Haughey’s silver medal in the 200m freestyle at Tokyo 2020 is.“It was very exciting, because she made history in the pool,” said Au-yeung, who is 13 and started swimming at the age of eight.Au-yeung was watching the race along with other swimmers, coaches and families at the South China Athletic Association’s pool in Causeway Bay, where Haughey first started training at the age of four.Au-yeung’s friend and fellow…
  3. Filipino featherweight Nesthy Petecio hammered her way into a Tokyo Olympics gold medal shot with a convincing unanimous points win over Colombia’s Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda at the Kokugikan Arena on Wednesday.Petecio was awarded every round by the judges and will now meet Italian Irma Testa for a place in the gold medal bout.Testa scored her own unanimous points win against Canada’s Caroline Veyre. The 23-year-old Italian is a former European champion and Youth Olympics silver medallist…
  4. Follow our live coverage of day five of the Tokyo Olympics hereSiobhan Haughey made history with a silver medal in the women’s 200m freestyle final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Wednesday morning.Haughey had raised expectations sky high with her semi-final swim on Tuesday, finishing second to Australian golden girl Ariarne Titmus in the first semi and was the second fastest of the eight swimmers to qualify for the final.Haughey was just outside the world record pace at the 100m turn in her…
  5. This story is freely available to our readers. Please consider supporting SCMP’s journalism by subscribing. A silver medal, a new Asian record, a new Hong Kong record – Siobhan Haughey has delivered in a big way this morning, and her triumph means this is now the city's most successful Olympics ever – and we're only on day 5.  Want to know more about Haughey? This piece by Andrew McNicol and Patrick Blennerhasset has everything you need. It's turning into a great day for Team Hong Kong. Tang…
  6. Veteran trainer Jim Bolger has declared Poetic Flare the “most complete racehorse” he’s ever trained and his stable star can vindicate that high praise when he chases a third Group One victory in Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.The three-year-old colt has come along in leaps and bounds this year, winning three of his five races, including two at the top level.Poetic Flare scraped home in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in May but it was a brilliant display in the St James’s Palace…
  7. Soaring into a historic silver in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 200m freestyle final, Siobhan Bernadette Haughey has become the mixed-race mermaid tasked with leading Hong Kong’s next generation of elite-class swimmers.The 23-year-old Haughey, who clocked an Asian record and personal best of 1:53:92, trailing only Ariarne Titmus of Australia, was already considered the city’s strongest swimmer having smashed (and re-smashed) several local records and making history as the first Hong Kong swimmer…
  8. Hong Kong will come to a virtual standstill for two minutes on Wednesday morning when swimmer Siobhan Haughey attempts to follow gold medal-winning fencer Cheung Ka-long to the top of the podium at the Tokyo Olympics.Haughey raised expectations sky high when she finished second fastest after the two semi-finals of the women’s 200m freestyle on Tuesday. She led right until the finish when Australia’s 400m gold medallist Ariarne Titmus grabbed her at the wall.The 23-year-old will now start as one…
  9. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles pulled out halfway through the team all-around competition final on Tuesday over mental health concerns, with the Russian Olympic Committee team eventually beating the US to gold.USA Gymnastics confirmed on Tuesday that the 24-year-old Biles, considered one of the greatest of all time in her field, had withdrawn “due to a medical issue” and “will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competition”.Biles, who is the country’s…
  10. Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi-kem booked her place in the quarter-finals of the table tennis singles at the 2020 Olympics with a convincing 4-1 victory against Netherlands’ Britt Eerland inside the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Tuesday night.After a slow start, 24-year-old Doo settled into the match and in the end was too strong for the battling Dutchwoman, bamboozling the 27-year-old with an array of angled attacks and her aggressive style.Doo’s reward for her dominant display is a quarter-final date…