The Hangzhou Asian Para Games came to a close on Saturday evening, with team Hong Kong ranking 10th in the medal table with 47 medals in total: eight gold, 15 silver, and 24 bronze.
Chief Executive John Lee on Saturday congratulated the city’s athletes “most heartening.” In a statement released on Saturday afternoon, he said: “Breakthroughs were achieved in swimming including breaking several Asian Para Games records and winning all three medals in the same event. Their achievements are most heartening.”
Swimmer Chan Yiu-lam had an exceptional games, winning two golds for 100 metre butterfly S14 and 100 metre backstroke S14, and a silver in the 100 metre breaststroke SB14 event.
Hong Kong star badminton player Chu Man-kai snatched gold in the men’s SH6 singles event on Friday, adding to the gold medal he won in the 2018 Asian Para Games.
Hong Kong’s Boccia Team has consistently excelled at the Asian Para Games. At the 2018 event in Indonesia, the team won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. This year, they beat that tally to win one gold, two silver and three bronze medals.
Yeung Hiu-lam won a gold in the boccia women’s individual BC2 event on Wednesday, while Ho Yuen-kei and Tse Tak-wah won a silver in the boccia mixed BC3 pairs event on Thursday.