24th September 2023 – (Hangzhou) In a momentous day for Hong Kong’s athletes, Mr Kevin Yeung, the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, extended his warmest congratulations to the outstanding achievements of the fencing and swimming athletes at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou (Asian Games).
Fencing athletes Cheung Ka-long, Ryan Choi, and Vivian Kong emerged as shining stars, with Cheung securing a gold medal in the Men’s Foil Individual event and Choi and Kong both earning bronze medals in the same category. Mr Yeung praised their exceptional skills and consistent performance throughout the competition, stating, “Their achievements have surpassed our highest expectations. I am thrilled by their remarkable performance and their embodiment of true sportsmanship. Let us all share in the joy of their success.”
In the swimming events, Siobhan Bernadette Haughey made Hong Kong proud by clinching a bronze medal in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke. Additionally, Haughey, along with Tam Hoi-lam, Camille Cheng, and Stephanie Au, formed a formidable team, securing another bronze medal in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Mr Yeung expressed his excitement and satisfaction with Haughey’s well-deserved victory, emphasizing the exhilaration brought upon by her success. He also commended the teamwork and unity displayed by Haughey, Tam, Cheng, and Au, which resulted in an exceptional outcome. Mr Yeung conveyed his best wishes to the swimming athletes as they prepare for their upcoming events, motivating them to continue striving for excellence.
The accomplishments of these athletes serve as a testament to their unwavering dedication, relentless training, and sheer talent. Their victories not only bring honour to themselves and their nation but also inspire future generations of athletes to push beyond their limits and chase their dreams.