Government officials have fun on Sports For All DayLocal | 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.