Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
2 medals on final day add silver lining to Paralympics for Hong Kong
Hong Kong doubles medal haul with silver and bronze in badminton on final day of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Chu led by five points in the opening game before the Indian launched a stirring fightback.
Chan’s bronze medal is Hong Kong’s fourth of the Games
The 23-year-old recalls swimming the team relay with an injured hip and overcoming more than 30-hours-a-week training and feelings of isolation – ‘that’s what athletes are like’.
The 2020 Paralympics begin in front of a spectacular but spectatorless National Stadium in Tokyo as a record 4,403 athletes from 162 teams descend on Tokyo, undergoing its worst Covid-19 surge yet.
‘Treat them as sportspeople – it doesn’t matter if they are competing with legs or without,’ says Hong Kong Paralympic Committee general secretary Martin Lam.
Sports fans get up early, many with children in tow, to catch glimpse of athletes who racked up record-breaking medal tally.
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The shirt-gate incident involving badminton player Angus Ng Ka-long showed that politics can invade the sporting world and cause rifts.
Hong Kong companies accused of ‘piggybacking on the wins’ with lucrative rewards for Tokyo medal winners, but bumper windfalls will no doubt be welcome.
The 23-year-old says she wants to share her medals with Hongkongers so they ‘can touch them, feel them, take photos with them and be inspired by them’.
Cyclist Sarah Lee caps memorable two weeks with bronze in women’s sprint. Disappointment despite her success speaks volumes for what was achieved.
Hong Kong’s unprecedented success in Tokyo raised expectations for cyclist in her sprint semi-final, but the gold-medal race proved out of reach.
Hong Kong has completed its best-ever Olympics with six medals – one gold, two silver and three bronze – for a total of nine since the city’s debut in 1952.
The 34-year-old times her run to the medal stages in Tokyo to perfection and her coach thinks she has the advantage of big stage experience over her young rivals – ‘she knows how to turn pressure into motivation’.
The LPGA Tour player hopes to stand on top of the Olympic podium in future just like Hong Kong’s five medal winners after making adjustments to finish in tie for 50th.
A last-ditch win from Lee sees her into the quarter-finals later on Saturday.
Three-time world champion and Rio 2016 gold medallist Daniele Garozzo says the history-making Hong Kong foilist ‘performed his best fencing in the most important part of his career’.
The 34-year-old two-time Olympic bronze medallist, who has overcame anaemia, coach’s death and rival’s horror accident, says ‘the older the ginger, the spicier it gets’.