Hong Kong athletes have added to their medal haul in the second week of the 2023 Asian Games. Some 660 athletes travelled from the city to compete in the sporting event in Hangzhou, China, which runs until Sunday. Click here for Part 1.
Golfer Taichi Kho took gold in the men’s individual event last Sunday, while the Hong Kong men’s football team went further than they have before, reaching the semi-final after defeating Iran. They were kept from the final – and a gold or silver medal – after losing to Japan, but will play Uzbekistan for bronze on Saturday.
As of Friday, the Hong Kong, China, team stood at 12th in the medals table with seven gold, 16 silver and 29 bronze medals. China remained in the lead with 179 gold, 99 silver and 55 bronze medals, followed by Japan and South Korea.
Cyclist Yang Qian-yu clinched gold in the women’s road race on Wednesday, a remarkable cap on her career ahead of her imminent retirement.
The Hong Kong Esports team won their first medal, earning silver for the computer game, Dream Three Kingdoms 2 last Saturday.
On Thursday, squash player Simmi Chan won a silver in the women’s singles, while Olympic medallist Grace Lau won bronze in the women’s individual Kata event.
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