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
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