Two more gold and a bronze for HK in National Games for disabled

Sports | 26 Oct 2021 9:18 pm

Three more medals -- two gold and a bronze -- for Hong Kong athletes in the 11th National Games for Persons With Disabilities and the eighth National Special Olympic Games in Shaanxi, with swimmer Cheong Sui-kei winning her third gold medal with a new personal best time.

Cheong touched home at 4:59.15 at the women’s 400 meters freestyle S14 event, winning her fourth medal in this year’s game.

The unstoppable Cheong previously triumphed in the women's 100m freestyle S14 and the 200m freestyle S14. She also got a silver medal in the women's 100m backstroke S14 final on Sunday.

Her teammate, visually impaired swimmer Lip Kin-kwan, also scooped a bronze medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB13 event at 1:16.72, merely 0.06 seconds behind the first runner-up.

Good news also came from a table tennis pair in the men’s double round robin tournament TT7 event, as Lee Ming-yip and Tong Chi-ming brought home a gold medal without losing a match.

The duo won all their five matches when they faced off teams from Sichuan, Hubei, Hainan and Inner Mongolia, as well as against their teammates Tong Chi-yong and Chan Silu, who finished in fifth for the event.

After scoring their perfect win, Lee and Tong Chi-ming both expressed gratitude for the support from their coaches and families, adding that the win has given them a confidence boost to compete in the 2022 Asian Para Games, which will be held in Hangzhou in October next year.

So far, the Hong Kong delegation has bagged eight gold, a silver and five bronze medals from swimming, athletics and table tennis events.

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