Lack of medal power

Lack of medal power

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A Saudi Arabian player scores against Hong Kong in an Asian Youth Games match which ended 1-1.
A Saudi Arabian player scores against Hong Kong in an Asian Youth Games match which ended 1-1.
Photo: Xinhua
With the Asian Youth Games closing today, it's time for us to take a look at the results of the Hong Kong athletes who didn't win medals in Nanjing.

The Hong Kong under-15 boys' football team was unlucky. They did well in the opening match against favourites Saudi Arabia who were held to a 1-1 draw. But in the hot weather, some key players suffered from heatstroke and even developed hand, foot and mouth disease. The boys had a good chance of beating Indonesia in their last group match, but they ended up losing 1-0, as the coach's game plan was badly affected by the absence of the sick players.

The city's handball team didn't do too well either. They beat Mongolia in the play-offs but lost to Thailand in their last match, finishing 14th among 16 teams.

In athletics, Wise Poon Hang-wai finished the 200-metre semi-final in 25.95 seconds. Lee Hong-kit, the sole male Hong Kong representative in athletics, came eighth in the 100m final, in 11.63 seconds.

Golfer Kitty Tam Yik-ching completed 54 holes and finished eighth, with one under par in the girls' individual strokeplay. Her teammate, Mimi Ho Miu-yee, came 10th, with three over par.

In the boys' event, Michael Regan Wong came 17th, while Leonard Ho tied for 18th place in the men's individual strokeplay.

As of yesterday morning, the Hong Kong team had won a total of 16 medals - two gold, three silver and 11 bronze - and ranked 11th in the medal standings.

Click to see our complete coverage and medals count for the 2013 Asian Youth Games.

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