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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SPORT

    Paralympic torch to be lit at ‘spiritual home’

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 02:57pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The London Paralympic flame will be created on Tuesday at the spiritual home of disabled sport, signifying the start of a 24-hour torch relay before the start of this year’s Games. The head of the International Paralympic Committee, Philip Craven, London organising committee chief Sebastian Coe and other dignitaries will be at Stoke Mandeville ...

  2. Sport

    ‘Blade Runner’ takes centre stage at Paralympics

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Oscar Pistorius on Saturday began the defence of his three sprint titles with a bang, breaking the world record in the T44 200m, as Irish runner Jason Smyth ... Stadium in east London, clocking a new best of 21.30sec. The 25-year-old said he was happy with the time – and the reception from the 80,000-strong crowd – but again played down expectations ...

  3. Sport - China - PARALYMPICS

    Huang tops golden day for China at rowing

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 09:23am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London China’s Huang Cheng on Sunday pulled off a stunning win in the men’s arms-only single sculls, winning gold to inflict the first defeat on Britain’s defending ... trailed in an agonising fourth at a blustery Eton Dorney west of London. “I am very excited for the gold and for breaking the record. I followed my coaches’ instructions. The first part, I went ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Paralympics medals Hong Kong finished the London Paralympics with three gold, three silver and six bronze medals with wheelchair fencing the biggest winner. Yu Chui-yee won gold in both ... team player Yeung Chi-ka 3-2 in the final. Hong Kong won four gold at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008, in wheelchair fencing (two gold), athletics and boccia. Chan Kin-wa ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    London ready to stage biggest, best, most integrated Paralympics yet

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... volleyball team. London organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe has repeatedly maintained that the Paralympics and the Olympics are two equal parts of the same event. "We want to change ... Agence France-Presse London prepares to welcome the world again, but this time it will be athletes with disabilities who will be the focus of attention Global spotlight falls ...

  6. Artist's mythical flair wins medal race

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Organisers of the London 2012 Paralympics have chosen a design by an artist with roots in Hong Kong for the Games' medals. Lin Cheung said she ... in jewellery design at London's Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, said her designs, on which she had worked for a year, conveyed the Paralympic themes- spirit in motion ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Storey claims her eighth gold but China in control in medals table

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Storey claims her eighth gold, but China in control China ended the first day of the London Paralympics on top of the medal table but it was British cyclist Sarah Storey who stole the show by storming to her eighth Paralympic gold. Storey took the women's C5 individual 3km pursuit after a lightning-quick qualifying time that would have won her ...

  8. Locals eye Paralympics

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Hong Kong's boccia squad is determined to qualify for the 2012 London Paralympics after an encouraging performance at the third Asia and South Pacific Boccia ... year, which is also a qualifier for the London Paralympics. Kwok Chun-hoi made a memorable debut at Kowloon Park. He won the Jockey Club Outstanding Novice Award after taking second place ...

  9. Disabled runner So hopes to inspire young athletes

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as he has. The 30-year-old sprinter has qualified for the London Paralympics, one of the five Hong Kong athletes who have gained direct entry to the Games. It will be his fifth appearance ... a week, So is now in his final preparation for the London Paralympics, which will run from August 29 to September 9. Hong Kong Airlines, the official sponsor of the Hong Kong delegation ...

  10. Tse closer to London Games dream

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Disabled rider Natasha Tse Pui-ting further improved her chances of reaching next summer's London Paralympic Games with an impressive performance ... achieving the Paralympics minimum entrance standard (MES) in the event were Timothy Tsang Tin-chi and Sophie Milner, who scored 62.54 per cent and 60.83 per cent respectively. The MES is set at 60 ...




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