Hong Kong badminton players snatch silver and bronze

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Hong Kong badminton player Chu Man-kai has won a silver medal in men's singles SH6 at Tokyo Paralympics. 

That took Hong Kong team's end count of medals to two silver and three bronze as the Paralympics close today.

Chu played against India's Krishna Nagar in the gold medal match. He lost 17:21 in the first round. He won the second round at 21:16, but lost the final by 17:21.

After the game, Chu said he did his best but he did not perform as well as his competitor. 

It is not easy to get the silver medal, said Chu who thanked citizens for their support. 

Another badminton player Chan Ho-yuen hopes Hongkongers can feel proud as he snatched a bronze metal in men's singles WH2.

He beat South Korea's Kim Kyung-hoon in the bronze medal match this morning with 24:22 and 21:10.

The world's number 2 broke down in tears after the win, thanking Hongkongers for their support.

Although a lot of people hoped he could fight for a gold medal, Chan said the matches have been tougher than expected.