Government officials have fun on Sports For All Day

Local | 1 Aug 2021 8:48 pm

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and officials became sports players for a day yesterday, as they tried dodgebee and fencing at the Sport for All Day 2021 event amid a sports frenzy during the Tokyo Olympics.

Lam yesterday visited the Che Kung Temple Sports Centre together with Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui Ying-wai, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching and Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Vincent Liu Ming-kwong.

The government officials competed with Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games gold medalist Karen Kwok Hoi-yin in a game of Boccia — an attack and defense game that aims at  placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball, after watching a latin dance performance.

They also officiated at the start of a cycling competition and watched the participation sessions of pickleball, floor curling, korfball and indoor rowing.

Lam and Tsui tried dodgebee — a sport similar to dodgeball but uses a soft disc instead of a ball. 

While Tsui demonstrated his athleticism by successfully throwing the disc into the net, dodgebee seems to be a relatively difficult sport to Lam as she missed the mark several times, and accidentally hit an audience with the disc.

Thankfully, the audience was not injured.

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