Rio Paralympics 2016

On a roll: Hong Kong make progress in boccia at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

The mixed team will face Argentina in the quarter-finals, while the mixed pairs face a crucial group stage meeting with Great Britain

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 September, 2016, 4:04pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 September, 2016, 3:11pm

Hong Kong boosted their hopes of further medals at the Paralympic Games after registering mixed results in boccia in Rio de Janeiro.

The mixed team of Kwok Hoi-ying, Leung Mei-yee, John Loung and Yeung Hiu-lam will face Argentina in the quarter-finals after registering one win and a defeat in the group stage.

Hong Kong suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat by hosts Brazil at the start of their boccia (BC1) campaign, but bounced back to cruise to a comfortable 6-3 win over Spain at Carioca Arena 2.

Argentina, though, will pose a much greater threat in the last eight tie having topped their group with a 100% record after beating Slovakia 5-4 and Portugal 7-1.

Watch: Boccia highlights from the 2016 Paralympic Games

Hong Kong’s mixed pairs, meanwhile, must beat Great Britain in their last group stage contest in order to qualify for the semi-finals having beaten Portugal but lost to Slovakia.

Lau Wai-yan, Leung Yuk-wing and Wong Kwan-hang got off to a winning start in group A (BC4) with a 6-2 victory over Portugal, but then lost 4-1 to Slovakia.

Elsewhere, Choi Yuen-lung finished 11th in the women’s individual compound archery event with a score of 642 and will face China’s Lin Yueshan in the round of 16.

Watch: Archery highlights from the 2016 Paralympic Games