7th ASIAN INDOOR CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
News Release

11th September 2006

HK clinched 7 gold medals in the Championships

The Hong Kong Team bagged a full basket of 7 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze medals at the 7th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships at Chai Wan Sports Centre last Sunday (10th Sep). Five records were broken in nine events.

The home team demonstrated a superb performance amongst other cyclists from Japan, Malaysia, Macau and Thailand. Hong Kong No.1 rider Sam Yu scored 330.17 points and successfully defended his Men's Single Artistic Title. This added up to a total of four news records created by the Hong Kong Team.

The Malaysian Cycle-ball team lost a fierce battle with 4:5 for the silver medal to the Hong Kong team. Japan team was so strong to clinch the gold medal.

Detailed result : Artistic Cycling     Cycle-ball


Single Men Champion
YU Sum Yee

Pair Men Champion
YU Sum Yee / LO Ting Hin

Pair Women Champion
MUI Ho Yee / LO Wai Man

Junior Men Champion
LI Tsz Yin

Junior Women Champion
TSANG Yu Sum

Youth Boys Champion
MAK Rainfield

Youth Girls Champion
WONG Hiu Shuen

Cycle-ball
Hong Kong Vs Malaysia

Cycle-ball
Malaysia Vs Japan

Pair Artistic Men

Single Artistic Women

Single Junior Men

Opening Ceremony

Eye-dotting ceremony for Lions
by President F.K. HU

Traditional Artistic Cycling Performance
by artistic cycling team, 221st Scout group

Artistic Cycling Show
by Ines Brunn

More photo at http://asian06.hk-icycling.net/photo



9th September 2006

Media Release

Five Representative teams of Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Macau and Hong Kong will compete in the 7th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships in the Chai Wan Sports Centre on September 10, 2006 (Sunday). The Hong Kong Team has undergone a series of intensive preparation training and will send a full squad to clinch all seven gold medals.

"We have the great pleasure to welcome all of them coming for the events, some are new faces and some are old friends. The participating teams are Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Thailand. They have put in great effort in the promotion of the sport in the past few years. The newly promoted Asian Indoor Games and long-established Asian Indoor Cycling Championships are the dual valuable platforms for the rider to compete and uplift their standards. There is a very promising improvement of the Asian riders that gave a hard time against the European top riders in the World Championships. " Organising Committee Chairman Alfred Li said.

Yu Sum Yee, The HK Team leader of World Championship ranking Number 6, will take up the mission to achieve two gold medals of the Men's Single and Pair Events respectively. But the Macau Team Wong Hang Cheong of World Championship ranking Number 7 will pose a strong objection.

The Hong Kong Team Coach Lam Kam Bong said, "We will send two top riders to compete in every event aiming at winning both the golden and silver medals. Our riders are all equipped with great confidence to demonstrate their best performance. Let's repeat our sweet memories of taking a basket of eight medals at the recent Asian Indoor Games."

Four cycling-ball teams of Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Macau will compete in the cycle-ball event. This will be a fierce battle as they are of close-to-level standard.

The Championships will be kicked off in the morning on September 10 at the Chai Wan Sports Centre. Entertaining performance programs will be staged at the Opening Ceremony at 2:30pm to give a relaxation for the exciting competition. This includes lion dance, hip hop dance and classic artistic cycling performance. The organizing committee has also invited Ines Brunn, a German lady coach, to come for demonstration. She was the first rider to hand stand on the handle-bar of the bike. The event is free for admission. Please visit the official website: http://asian06.hk-icycling.net for details.

For details of event, please contact Semeul Shing at 9070 4291 or Mr. Alex Wong at 9132 6081



4th September 2006

Media Release

The China Artistic Cycling Team will make a debut in the 7th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships in the Chai Wan Sports Centre next Sunday September 10, 2006. The Hong Kong Team is looking for home venue advantage in clinching all nine medals, but the Macau Team will raise a strong objection on the women single artistic event.

"We are very happy that the China Team accepted our invitation for the Championships, not only inject a new element into the 7 years' annual event, but also serve a catalyst for the development of the sport in the Asia region" the Organizing Committee Chairman Alfred Li said.

The China-Taiyuan Team is set up this year of its base at the Taiyuan Sports Institute. They map out a long term strategy in developing twin stars in the girls' event. Both of them will mark out their first leg here next week and then followed by the World Championships in October, and their ultimate target event is the 2nd Asian Indoor Games 2007.

The Hong Kong Team is undergone a series of preparation training. A top German Team of 12 members came for 2-week exchange training in early August. They helped boost up the HK Team to reach the best form to compete with six participating teams. The Hong Kong Team members profile is as below:

Men Group
Artistic Men Single:
Sam Yu Sum Yee4th-6th Asian Indoor Championships Champion,
1st Asian Indoor Games Champion
Yu Pok Man4th Asian Indoor Championships Junior Champion,
Hong Kong Potential Sports Stars Awards 2005
Artistic Men Pair:
Yu Sum Yee /
Lo Tin Hin
1st Asian Indoor Games Champion
Yu Pok Man /
Li Tze Yin
1st Asian Indoor Games 1st runner-up
Artistic Junior Single (age 13-15):
Ip Hin Bon2005 HK Championships Overall Junior Champion
Li Tze Yin2005 HK Championships Overall Junior 3rd runner-up
Artistic Youth Single (age 12 or under):
Mak Rainfield2005 HK Championships Age Group 11-12 Overall Champion
Li Long Yin2005 HK Championships Age Group 6-10 Overall Champion
 
Women Group
Artistic Women Single:
Mui Ho Yee1st Asian Indoor Games 2nd runner-up
Wong Man Yin2005 HK Championships Women Single Overall 4th runner-up
Artistic Women Pair:
Mui Ho Yee /
Lo Wai Man
1st Asian Indoor Games Champion
Wong Man Yin /
Wong Man Huen
2006 HK Championships current ranking 1st runner-up
Artistic Junior Single (age 13-15):
Tsang Yu Sum6th Asian Indoor Championships Champion,
Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards 2005
Wong Man Huen2005 HK Championships Women Single Overall 3rd runner-up
Artistic Youth Single (age 12 or under):
Luk Wing Yi2005 HK Championships Age Group 6-10 Overall Champion
Wong Hiu Shuen2005 HK Championships Age Group 6-10 Overall 1st runner-up
 
Men Cycle-ball
Lo Man Fai /
Ho Wing Tai
6th Asian Indoor Champ. & 1st Asian Indoor Games 1st runner-up

The 7th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships will be held on September 10 at the Chai Wan Sports Centre. The event offer free admission to the public. Cycling fans are welcome to call Hong Kong Cycling Association at 2504 8176 for admission tickets or visit the official website: http://asian06.hk-icycling.net for details.



1st September 2006

MEDIA INVITATION
Press Conference, Opening Ceremony & Prize Presentation


Press Conference
Date :9th September 2006 (Saturday)
Venue :3/F., Chai Wan Sports Centre, Yee Shun Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Time :3:00 pm

Opening Ceremony & Prize Presentation
Date :10th September, 2006 (Sunday)
Venue :3/F., Chai Wan Sports Centre, Yee Shun Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Time : 2:30 pm
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Lion Dance, Traditional Artistic Cycling Performance & Hip Hop Performance
    3:00 pm
  • Artistic - Pair Men Final
  • Cycle-ball - Hong Kong vs Malaysia
    3:30 pm
  • Prize Presentation
  • Artistic - Single Junior Men
  • Artistic - Single Women
  • Artistic - Pair Men
  • All media are requested to wear your own press passes to the Chai Wan Sports Centre. For further details, please contact Ms Semeul Shing, Executive Director, 7th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships at 9070 4291 or Mr Alex Wong 9132 6804.

    18th August 2006

    Free admission ticket now available
    All public are welcome to participate in the Championships, which is the highest level Artistic Cycling and Cycle-ball performance in Asia. Please contact Hong Kong Cycling Association at (852) 2504 8176 or
    hkca01@hk.super.net for free admission ticket.

    3rd August 2006

    Pre-training Program of 7th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships
    European Junior Girl Artistic Cycling Champion Katja Scherer has arrived Hong Kong today for a two-week program. She is appointed as an ambassador to promote the sport and to assist in the HK Squad's pre-training for the 7the Asian Indoor Cycling Championships. The Hong Kong Cycling Association will host the tournament on September 10, 2006.
    Secondary school student Katja, aged 17, was born in Germany. She started her cycling career 12 years ago when she was only five years old. She is strong in jumping and handstand on the bike. Her sister is also a world-class rider. Her Coach Rolf Halter will lead a German team of nine talented and experienced riders to Hong Kong for an exchange training program. Rolf was an ex-champion of World Championships Men's Pair and is now one of the best coaches in the world. His Women Artistic Pair won in the World Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
    The Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Association Alfred Li said, "We hosted the inaugural Asian Championships eight years ago with an aim to uplift the standard in Asia. Our Number 1 rider Sam Yu was positioned No.6 at the World Championships last year. This outweighed some of the top European riders. The Macau riders have also made an remarkable advancement recently, ranking No.7."
    A selection trial of the Hong Kong Team will be held on August 6 in the Tsing Yi Cheung Fat Sports Centre. It is hoped that the team will take advantage of the home venue to fully develop their potentials and repeat the huge success of Asian Indoor Games last year with a full basket of medals - three gold, three silver and two bronze. The Germany and Hong Kong teams will also perform demonstration.
    We welcome the media to report this important event. Details of the program are as follows:

    Hong Kong- German Artistic Cycling Exchange Training Program Schedule
    DateTimeActivityPlace
    Aug
    5,7 - 9
    Full dayTraining campTsing Yi Cheung Fat Sports Centre
    Aug 4Western District Sports Centre.
    Aug 609:00-
    14:00
    Hong Kong Indoor Cycling Championships Series III
    Katja will show off her full program of 336.2 point
    Public are welcome
    Tsing Yi Cheung Fat Sports Centre
    Aug 815:00-
    16:00
    The Germany and Hong Kong Team will perform demonstration.
    The HK Team List for 7th Asian Championship will be announced.
    Public are welcome
    Tsing Yi Cheung Fat Sports Centre

    For details, please call Executive Director of the Organizing Committee Semeul Shing at 9070 4291

    5th July 2006
    Grand Opening of Event website



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