26th September 2023 – (Hangzhou) Hong Kong athletes continue to make their mark at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou, with Siobhan Bernadette Haughey securing another gold medal in the Women’s 100m Freestyle event. The Hong Kong, China Men’s Rugby Sevens team also claimed a gold medal, defending their title as champions. The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, expressed his congratulations and praised their exceptional skills.
Siobhan Bernadette Haughey’s remarkable achievement of winning two gold medals on consecutive days has garnered immense admiration. Her triumph in the Women’s 100m Freestyle event further solidifies her status as a world-class swimmer. Hong Kong takes immense pride in her outstanding performances.
In addition to Haughey’s success, the Hong Kong, China Men’s Rugby Sevens team showcased their prowess on the field and emerged as gold medalists. Their remarkable performance and ability to retain their championship title highlight their hard work and dedication to the sport.
The Hong Kong delegation secured a total of seven medals today, including one gold, one silver, and five bronze. Ngai Wai-yan, representing Hong Kong in Windsurfing, clinched a silver medal in the Women’s RS:X category. Her impressive display of skill and determination earned her a well-deserved place on the podium.
The Women’s Rugby Sevens team demonstrated their tenacity and teamwork, securing a bronze medal. Their performance showcased the growth and development of rugby in Hong Kong, with the team’s dedication and commitment shining through.
The Equestrian Dressage Team, comprising Samantha Grace Chan, Annie Ho, and Jacqueline Siu, achieved a bronze medal. Their synchronized and graceful routines impressed the judges and solidified their position as talented equestrians.
Ho Wai-hang, competing in the Men’s Epée Individual event in fencing, displayed exceptional skill and technique, earning a bronze medal. His prowess with the epée highlighted Hong Kong’s strength in the sport.
Another bronze medal was secured by Aylsworth Russell Williams and Sakai Akira Luke in the Men’s Skiff – 49er category in sailing. Their teamwork and sailing expertise were instrumental in their success.