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Hong Kong’s Tiffany Yue leaps into National Games long jump final
Hong Kong’s Tiffany Yue Ya-xin has qualified for the women's long jump finals at the National Games on Thursday.
The 23-year-old leaped 5.99 meters with her second jump of the competition to claim the last spot in the final. She ranked 12th among the 18 competitors in the event.
Yue said she is looking forward to breaking her personal best -- 6.31 m -- in the final.
She told reporters that it has been a long time since she last competed, and was not in her best form in the three jumps.
Yue also said she hopes she could earn a medal for the Hong Kong team in the final scheduled at 7.15pm tomorrow.
Meanwhile, both Hong Kong’s men’s and women’s table tennis doubles suffered first round exits.
Hong Kong’s Ng Wing-lam and Chau Wing-sze lost 3-1 to the Zhejiang team, while Choy Chun-kit and Su Zhi lost 3-0 to team Hubei.
Postcolonial Europe: The significance of memory
The Black Lives Matter movement and migration are helping to fuel the debate about Europe’s colonial past. To what extent does colonialism still shape European society? What que...
The pandemic is birthing billionaires and killing the poor
The past two years have unleashed unprecedented economic violence.
Russia reveals it is discussing a joint naval exercise with Iran and China
‘Planned conference on conducting a joint naval exercise’ to take place in Iranian port of Chabahar, according to Russian navy as its ships arrive there.
Heavyweight champ to take 50% of his UFC 270 purse in Bitcoin
“After doing a lot of research on Bitcoin, I really believe it is the future of money, man. Bitcoin is valuable, secure, and no one can mess with it,” said UFC heavyweight champ...
China drafts rules to give developers more access to escrow funds
The new rules would help developers meet debt obligations, pay suppliers and finance operations by letting them use the funds in escrow that are controlled by municipal governme...
Hong Kong hamster cull: owners start handing over pets to officials
‘I still do not want to let it go at this moment, but there are no other solutions,’ one owner says. ‘Although it is just a hamster, it’s still a life.’
Sweden scraps demand for negative COVID test to enter country
Travelers to Sweden will no longer be required to show a negative COVID test before entering the country, the government said on Tuesday.
Prince Andrew quits social media
Queen Elizabeth II's second son Prince Andrew has deactivated his social media accounts, users said Wednesday, as he faces a US civil case for sexual assault.
UK Hongkongers organise rally calling for press freedom following shutdown of Stand News
Hundreds of Hong Kong people living in the UK have gathered in London to protest against what they described as a loss of press freedom in their home city. The leading English n...
Unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent
Hong Kong's latest unemployment rate from October to December dropped 0.2 percentage points to 3.9 percent, marking a 10th consecutive month of decline, data from the Census and...
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