Hong Kong’s Leung Yuk-wing has won a bronze medal at the Boccia Mixed Individual BC4 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Leung beat China’s Zheng Yuansen 5-4 in the play-off at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Wednesday morning. The 36-year-old is bringing home the city’s second medal of the games, after table tennis star Wong Ting-ting secured bronze over the weekend.
Leung previously clinched gold at the Athens 2004 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, as well as a silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics.
“Leung Yuk-wing gave full play to his rich experience and persevered in the competitions, winning a bronze medal for Hong Kong with distinguished performance,” Chief Executive Carrie Lam said in a press release. “He has won a total of five medals for Hong Kong at various Paralympic Games through the years, including four in individual events. His achievements make Hong Kong people proud. I wish he will continue his excellent performance in the pairs matches to be held later on to bring glory home.”
Executive Councillor Bernard Chan said: “A veteran player, Leung Yuk-wing remained calm in adversity during the match. With his outstanding skills, Leung scored a medal in the same event for the fourth time and won the second medal for the Hong Kong China Delegation in the Games. We are proud of his remarkable achievement.”
Leung will play again on Thursday morning in the Boccia mixed doubles with Wong Kwan-hang and Vivian Lau
A total of 24 Hong Kong representatives are competing in eight sports at the games, including archery, athletics, boccia, equestrian, swimming, table tennis, wheelchair fencing and badminton.
The Tokyo Paralympics come two weeks after Hong Kong celebrated record-breaking success at the Olympic Games, where “Fencing God” Edgar Cheung Ka-long ended the city’s 25-year gold medal draught by winning the men’s foil individual event.
Swimmer Siobhan Haughey bagged two historic silvers, while the women’s table tennis team, karate star Grace Lau and cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze earned bronze medals.
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