15th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) The first National Student (Youth) Games (NSYG) reached its conclusion on 15th November, with Hong Kong athletes turning in impressive performances. The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, praised the athletes for their exceptional display of talent and spirit, which resulted in an impressive haul of 48 medals.
Mr Yeung expressed his admiration for the young athletes, saying, “At the NSYG, our young Hong Kong athletes demonstrated their unyielding spirit and fully tapped into their strengths. Their performances were truly exemplary. These athletes, building upon the traditions set by their predecessors and seizing the opportunity to gain invaluable experience, have scaled new heights and are set to become pillars of Hong Kong’s sports sector. I hope they continue to challenge themselves and achieve even more in the future.”
The inaugural NSYG, a joint effort by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the General Administration of Sport of China, and the Communist Youth League of China, took place in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government sent a delegation of 720 young athletes, the largest it has ever dispatched to large-scale sports games on the mainland.
The athletes participated in the finals of 34 sports at the Games, including seven in the School Category and 27 in the Open Category. The Hong Kong delegation emerged with a remarkable tally of 10 gold medals, 15 silver medals, and 23 bronze medals.