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Lee Lai-shan
2003-11-04 11:24:00   COC Website  


Name: Lee Lai-Shan
Gender: W
Date of birth: September 5, 1970
Place of birth: Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
Representing: Chinese Hong Kong
Height: 1.70m
Weight: 58kg
Sport: Windsurfing
Personal best: 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st boardsailing (first Olympic gold for Chinese Hong Kong)

Sports career: 
Began to take part in windsurfing competitions at the age of 17. Joined the Hong Kong team at 19.

High performances:
1990 Beijing Asian Games - 2nd
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 11th
1993 World Championships - 1st
1994 Hiroshima Asian Games - 2nd
1995 World Championships - 3rd
1996 World Championships - 2nd
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st
1997 World Championships - 1st
1998 Bangkok Asian Games - 1st
2000 Sydney Olympic Games - 6th Mistral
2001 World Championships - 1st
2001 National Games - 1st Mistral
2002 Pusan Asian Games - 1st

Reputed as the "Windsurfing Queen".
1994 - Named Best Athlete of Asia
1995-1996 & 1999-2000 - Named one of Hong Kong Sports Stars of the Year for four times
1995 - Selected Best Athlete in Hong Kong for 1994
1998 - Voted one of Hong Kong Top Ten Athletes for 1988-1998 by Hong Kong Sports Press Association
1999 - Selected one of China's Top Ten Athletes for 1998 
1999 - Awarded Special Prize in the "Best Athletes of the Century" selection jointly organized by the Chinese Olympic Committee, Henry Fok Foundation and China Sports Press Association

At present:
Since 1952 Chinese Kong Kong had never been able to win any medal at the Olympic Games. Lee Lai-Shan's victory at the Atlanta Centennial Olympics helped add a glorious chapter to the region's 44-year Olympic history. After the Games she became a student of sports management at Australia's Canberra University in 1996. First Hong Kong athlete to receive an Honorary Doctorate in social sciences from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2002.

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