Hong Kong finished Thursday with five medals at the Asian Games, headlined by a silver from star swimmer Siobhan Haughey.
Two other silvers came from the velodrome, and equestrian rider Jacqueline Siu also came second on the podium.
Siobhan Haughey had to settle for silver in 50 metres freestyle, finishing the race in 24.34 seconds, less than a tenth of a second behind China's Zhang Yufei. The gold medallist set a new Asian Games record in the process.
Haughey was aiming for her third individual gold medal in Hangzhou, having topped the podium for the 100- and 200-metre freestyle races.
Haughey was also part of the women's 4 x 200 metre relay team, which finished fourth. Despite missing out on the podium, Chloe Cheng, Haughey, Camille Cheng and Stephanie Au still set a new Hong Kong record of 8:02.42 seconds.
A HOY TV reporter asked Camille Cheng whether she was disappointed about just missing out:
"I guess it's always nice to win a medal, but I think that's really all you can ask for. Especially after a meet, we've been racing a lot," she said.
Elsewhere, cyclists Lee Sze-wing and Yang Qianyu won silvers in the women's Madison event, finishing the 30-kilometre race with 40 points, 10 fewer than Japan.
The Hong Kong pair scored the maximum five sprint points on half of the 12 occasions.
Lee said she is happy to get two medals in her first Asian Games, but she told HOY TV that she needs to calm herself down as she still has more races.
"We've met our target at least. Because we previously lost in the Asian Championships. We were under pressure somewhat... we wanted to be in the front four and we managed to achieve that."
Yang, who's 30, said this is her last Asian Games and she has no regrets.
In the men's Omnium, Leung Ka-yu also came second -- grabbing his first individual medal at the regional tournament.
He had an overall score of 143 points, 35 behind Japan's Kazushige Kuboki, who won gold.
The Hong Kong rider, who's 27, said after the race that he had thought about retiring last year as he suspended training for three months.
But he changed his mind and gave it all he could in Hangzhou.
"In my heart, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I didn't let myself down with this silver medal – I lived up to my expectations," Leung said.
"I prepared a few years for this Asian Games, it's for this very moment."
Meanwhile, equestrian star Jacqueline Siu won a silver medal for Hong Kong at the Games in individual dressage.
She finished the trot with Jockey Club Huittharien by earning 73.450 points, some two points less than the gold-winning Malaysian rider.
Siu had topped the podium in the same event at the Jakarta Games five years ago.
On the piste, the women's foil fencing team took home bronze medals after bowing out of the semi-finals.
The team of Kuan Yu-ching, Valerie Cheng, Sophia Wu and Daphne Chan lost 25-45 to South Korea, having beaten Thailand earlier in the day for a spot in the final four.
And in table tennis, the mixed doubles tandem of Doo Hoi-kem and Wong Chun-ting missed out on a spot on the podium, losing 3-0 in the quarterfinals to China.
After five days of competition, China top the table with 90 gold, 51 silver and 26 bronze medals, followed by South Korea and Japan.
Hong Kong are now seventh in the standings behind India, with five gold, 12 silver and 15 bronze medals.
Four silvers and a bronze for HK in Asian Games Day 5
2023-09-28 HKT 22:37
Siobhan Haughey finished second in women's 50m freestyle. Photo: AFP
Cyclist Leung Ka-yu took silver in the men's omnium event. Photo courtesy of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
Jacquiline Siu settled for silver in individual dressage. Photo courtesy of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
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