Hong Kong have not been a powerhouse when it comes to the Olympic Games as they have won only three medals – a gold, silver and bronze – in total.
Hong Kong first competed in the Olympics in 1952. Hong Kong boycotted the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow as they were against the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. Their key challengers are Lee Wai Sze in Cycling and Ng Ka Long Angus in Badminton (men’s singles).
Cycling will be important to Hong Kong, after Lee won bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London – and Badminton, as Long will be the ninth seed at the 2016 Olympics.
Athletes participating in Rio:
Athletics: Chan Ming Tai, Yiu Kit Ching
Badminton: Hu Yun, Ng Ka Long, Yip Pui Yin, Poon Lok Yan, Tse Ying Suet, Lee Chun Hei, Chau Hoi Wah
Cycling: Cheung King Lok, Lee Wai Sze, Leung Chun Wing, Diao Xiao Juan, Chan Chun Hing
Fencing: Cheung Ka Long, Vivian Kong, Lin Po Heung
Golf: Tiffany Chan
Rowing: Chiu Hin Chun, Tang Chiu Mang, Lee Ka Man, Lee Yuen Yin
Sailing: Chun Leung Michael Cheng, Sin Lam Sonia Lo
Swimming: Geoffrey Cheah, Camille Cheng, Siobhan Haughey, Yvette Kong, Claudia Lau, Stephanie Au, Sze Hang Yu
Table Tennis: Tang Peng, Wong Chun Ting, Ho Kwan Kit, Tang Peng, Doo Hoi Kem, Lee Ho Ching, Tie Ya Na