Hong Kong cycling chiefs are dynamic to convince artificial star Sarah Lee Wai-sze to dedicate to another Olympic debate – and they trust securing a continued services of manager Shen Jinkang is crucial.
Shen’s tip priority would be to assistance convince a smashed and faraway Lee, 29, to sight for a 2020 Tokyo Games after she certified she wanted some time out from a competition to cruise her options.
A pile-up caused by Australian supplement Anna Meares in a keirin semi-finals in Rio put paid to her award chances in that eventuality and a below-par opening opposite bullion award leader Kristina Vogel of Germany in a scurry on Tuesday saw her plea finish in a quarter-finals.
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Shen’s two-year agreement with a Sports Institute ends in Mar and a mainlander has already upheld a common retirement age of 60.
“We all know Shen’s ability as a tip manager as he has remade cycling over a final dual decades in Hong Kong,” pronounced Hong Kong Cycling Association authority Leung Hung-tak.
“He is still a best chairman for a job. In a prolonged run we will need to find an ideal claimant to reinstate him though not during this stage, even if we have only unsuccessful to win a award during a Rio Olympic Games.
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“We wish a hospital will cruise another special management for manager Shen and a organisation will have no perplexity in putting brazen a request.”
The former conduct manager of China, Shen arrived in Hong Kong in 1994 and has given brought Hong Kong riders to a top turn in a region. His excellent feat is running Lee to a bronze award during a London Olympics in 2012.
“The 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia is a subsequent aim and afterwards we’ll see how it goes before we set sights on a 2020 Tokyo Games.”
Two of Shen’s proteges are now operative underneath him as his assistants. Wong Kam-po, a three-times Asian Games highway competition champion, and Cheung King-wai, a points competition bullion medallist during a 2006 Asian Games, are being neat to eventually take over a conduct coaching pursuit though not in a nearby future, pronounced Leung.
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Leung pronounced a organisation had nonetheless to pronounce to Shen and Lee about their futures.
“We will speak to a manager once he arrives home as we need to arrange all these out as shortly as possible,” pronounced a chief.
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“We also wish Lee to stay on as she is still rival during a top level. In fact, we will run a lane universe championships in Hong Kong in Apr subsequent year and Lee would really still be a star captivate for that.”
Shen, meanwhile, is still in Rio to take caring of towering biker Chan Chun-hing, who will start in a men’s cross-country on Sunday.