Home http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Hong Kong Delegation Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:02:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.13 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cropped-PCHKC-Logo-FINAL5_副本-32x32.png Home http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org 32 32 Welcome Home Ceremony for the Hong Kong Delegation to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/14/welcome-home-ceremony-for-the-hong-kong-delegation-to-the-indonesia-2018-asian-para-games/ Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:29:10 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=2692 Welcome Home Ceremony for the Hong Kong Delegation to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games

   

The Hong Kong Delegation attended the Welcome Home Ceremony hosted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government at Hong Kong International Airport in the afternoon of 14 October.

The Hong Kong Delegation won a record-breaking total of 48 medals, comprising 11 gold, 16 silver and 21 bronze, finishing 10th in the overall medal tally. NG Chak Lin, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong Delegation commended the athletes for their outstanding performance. “I believe that the public also witnessed the brilliant achievement of Hong Kong athletes. Compared with the previous Games, the number of gold, silver and bronze medals increased. I am satisfied with the results and it is a great encouragement to the Hong Kong Delegation,” he said. The Chef de Mission added that the Home Affairs Bureau launched the Pilot Scheme for Elite Vote Support System for Disability Sports at the end of last year, which enabled athletes to concentrate on the training. The Hong Kong Delegation’s remarkable results reflected the positive effects of the Scheme. He looked forward to the cooperation among various parties during the preparation for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and expected a breakthrough performance.

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Hong Kong Delegation Achieved Record-breaking Results at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/13/hong-kong-delegation-achieved-record-breaking-results-at-the-indonesia-2018-asian-para-games/ Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:19:40 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=2686 Hong Kong Delegation Achieved Record-breaking Results at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games

 

The Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games successfully concluded on 13 October. The Hong Kong Delegation won a record-breaking total of 48 medals, comprising 11 gold, 16 silver and 21 bronze, finishing 10th in the overall medal tally. NG Chak Lin, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong Delegation commended the athletes for their outstanding performance. “I believe that the public also witnessed the brilliant achievement of Hong Kong athletes. Compared with the previous Games, the number of gold, silver and bronze medals increased. I am satisfied with the results and it is a great encouragement to the Hong Kong Delegation,” he said. The Chef de Mission added that the Home Affairs Bureau launched the Pilot Scheme for Elite Vote Support System for Disability Sports at the end of last year, which enabled athletes to concentrate on the training. The Hong Kong Delegation’s remarkable results reflected the positive effects of the Scheme. He looked forward to the cooperation among various parties during the preparation for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and expected a breakthrough performance.

The Closing Ceremony of the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games took place at the Madya Stadium on 13 October. TANG Shun Yee, lawn bowls athlete who won two gold medals at the Games, was the Flag Bearer of the Hong Kong Delegation and she was grateful to have this opportunity. “I am very honoured to bear the HKSAR flag in front of a large audience for the first time. It was a happy and memorable experience,” she said. As part of the proceedings, Jakarta Governor Anies BASWEDAN passed the Asian Paralympic Committee flag to President Majid RASHED, then it was handed over to WANG Hong, the Deputy Mayor of the next host city Hangzhou.

The Hong Kong Delegation would return with Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX718 in the morning of 14 October and was expected to arrive at 2:20pm (Hong Kong time).

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Wheelchair Fencer Yu Chui Yee led Hong Kong Delegation at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Opening Ceremony http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/06/008e/ Sat, 06 Oct 2018 14:56:29 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=2027 Wheelchair Fencer Yu Chui Yee led Hong Kong Delegation at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Opening Ceremony

   

The Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games kicked off with the Opening Ceremony held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium tonight (6 October). In between a series of fascinating performances, the Hong Kong Delegation was led by wheelchair fencing athlete, YU Chi Yee to march-in to the venue, which symbolized the official launch of the Games!

The two-hour ceremony began at 7 pm (local time), featured more than 800 performers, including 40 persons with impairments and carried the theme of Ocean. The focus of the evening was on the delegations’ march-in. Hong Kong’s Flag Bearer YU Chui Yee led the delegation that consists of the representatives from athletics, badminton, shooting, swimming, tenpin bowling and table tennis.

YU Chui Yee was the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony again after the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. “I am honored to be the Flag Bearer. I have tried it once before and thought I would calm down this time. However, when I held the HKSAR flag, heard the announcement of Hong Kong Delegation’s march-in and saw myself on the screen, I was still very excited. I was proud of the place that I represented,” she said. Chui Yee returned to the Para Village after the march-in and prepared for the Women’s Foil Individual event tomorrow. She also set a goal for the gold medal and hoped to bring good news to Hong Kong people!”

In addition, badminton and table tennis events commenced this morning. KO Hang Yee, WONG Ka Man and NG Mui Wui won their first pool event of Table Tennis Singles, while the Badminton team lost to the host Indonesia at the Men’s SL3-SU5 Team quarter-finals.

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Hong Kong Delegation Stepped up Training for a Podium Performance http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/05/007e/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:57:32 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=1944 Hong Kong Delegation Stepped up Training for a Podium Performance

  

The Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games will officially kick off on 6 October. All the teams from Hong Kong continued preparation and strived to get on the podium again!

Wheelchair fencing team captured 4 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games. Head Coach WONG Kam Kau believed the team could continue to achieve good results. “We are confident in the experienced athletes. Moreover, the condition of athletes is satisfactory after the adjustment in these few arrival days and we expect to win medals,” WONG said. YU Chui Yee will be the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony and Head Coach WONG was not worried about the impact on her performance in the upcoming matches. “Chui Yee was also the Flag Bearer at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and obtained related experience. She will return to the Para Village immediately after completing the mission and prepare for the competitions on next day.” Men’s and Women’s Foil Individual events will commence on 7 October which is medal hopeful to the Hong Kong team.

Boccia team won 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze at the 2014 event. LEUNG Yuk Wing, WONG Kwan Hang and LAU Wai Yan jointly took 2 gold and 1 silver in the BC4 Individual and Pairs. They are expected to add medals to the Hong Kong team again this time. Head Coach KWOK Hart Wing did not set a target for the number of medals. “The game will be affected by different factors such as the venue, and hence we did not set specific target. However, under the Pilot Scheme for Elite Vote Support System for Disability Sports, athletes have sufficient training and believe that the results will be quite satisfactory,” he said.

Lawn Bowls team got 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze at the last Games and some new team members joined this year. Head Coach LEE Fong Kiu said that the team had set a goal for the medals. “The team trained hard in the past two months. They joined the intensive training in Korea and the competition in Singapore. I hope that the players will be able to win medals in this game.” LEE said. She also shared that although the venue was not similar with the standard one, the team gradually adapted to it and was expected to perform well later.

WONG Sze Yan and YAM Kwok Fan attained two bronze in T36 100m and 200m events at the 2014 event respectively, and they will compete in the same events soon. Athletics Head Coach YIP Chung Wa expected the team to perform well. “We have more athletes to compete in more events compared with previous Games. Senior athletes will aim for medals, and the athletes who make their debut are looking forward to the finals. The condition of athletes keeps improving and they hope to achieve good results under the fine weather and venue.”

Swimming team captured 1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze in the previous Games, while 13 athletes would participate in the upcoming edition. “The players are ready for the games. We expect elder athletes to strive for the medals and younger athletes can break their personal best, which will help their further development. For the athletes with intellectual impairment, the 200m gold medal winner of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, TANG Wai Lok has strong potential to step on the podium again,” Head Coach KONG Chun Yin said.

The Opening Ceremony will be held tomorrow evening (6 October), while table tennis singles and badminton team events will commence in the morning.

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Team Welcome Ceremony for the Hong Kong Delegation to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/04/006e/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 17:50:18 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=1838 Team Welcome Ceremony for the Hong Kong Delegation to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games

The Team Welcome Ceremony for the Hong Kong Delegation to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games was held at the Para Village today (4 October). NG Chak Lin, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong Delegation led the athletes, coaches, medical and delegation officials to take part in the Ceremony. He also announced that YU Chui Yee, wheelchair fencing athlete will be the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony to be held on 6 October and lead the Delegation to march-in to the venue.

Athletics, boccia, lawn bowls and table tennis athletes attended the Team Welcome Ceremony, followed by the Flag Raising Ceremony of the HKSAR flag. Moreover, the Organising Committee arranged dance performances and invited all Chef de Missions to exchange souvenirs with Mayor of the Para Village. NG Chak Lin, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong Delegation announced after the Ceremony that YU Chui Yee, wheelchair fencing athlete will be the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony. “Chui Yee achieved good results in Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Her spirit can represent the Hong Kong Team. Furthermore, she had become full-time athlete under the Pilot Scheme which implied that local development of Para sports is gradually professionalized,” he said.

YU Chui Yee was honoured to be the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony again after the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She remarked that the role was an important mission as her image would be the first impression of Hong Kong, and hoped to bring the team good luck.

In addition, the teams continued training today. Archery Head Coach MA Choi Chong Patrick shared, “We captured one bronze and one silver in 2010 and 2014 Asian Para Games respectively, and expect to attain better results this time. We don’t want to put too much pressure on the athletes and believe that they will perform well during the matches.”

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Hong Kong Delegation Started Training to Prepare for the Asian Para Games http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/03/hong-kong-delegation-started-training-to-prepare-for-the-asian-para-games/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 02:04:08 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=1795 Hong Kong Delegation Started Training to Prepare for the Asian Para Games




The Hong Kong Delegation arrived Jakarta, Indonesia yesterday (2 October) and started training today, with the aims of familiarizing the athletes with competition venues and enhancing their condition to achieve outstanding results.

Badminton team won a gold medal at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games but got disappointing results at the 2014 event. Head Coach CHENG Fai Yin Ally was confident that the team could perform better this time with the presence of CHAN Ho Yuen, ranked world number two in WH2 (wheelchair sport class), WONG Chun Yim and CHU Man Kai, ranked world number three and six in SS6 (short stature sport class) respectively. WONG and CHU were the first SS6 players from Hong Kong to join the Asian Para Games and their target was getting the entry ticket to the finals.

In addition, Head Coach CHENG remarked that the team joined a 10-day intensive training in Malaysia last week. The athletes’ preparation had been enhanced by the consecutive training sessions, opportunity to train with former national player from Malaysia and similar weather condition compared with Indonesia. The team simulated the competition environment of Istora Senayan during the training and expected a fast adaptation at the Games.

Table tennis team also started the training today. With the remarkable results of three bronze attained at the Games in 2014, Head Coach ZHANG Jia expected an improvement this year, “Our target is capturing two to three medals which are not limited to bronze, but the team will face some challenges in Men’s TT9 Team event as it has been combined with TT10.” Head Coach ZHANG added that the athletes showed tiredness upon arrival. Their condition had improved gradually and the upcoming trainings would further enhance their performance.

Tenpin bowling team participated in various tournaments in the last two months to familiarize with the competition form and aimed at returning to the podium at the Games. Head Coach CHEUNG Wing Kit even led the team to train at the well-equipped competition venue before, and he believed that they had a comprehensive preparation but the results depended on their performance.

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Hong Kong Delegation Departed from Hong Kong to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/10/02/hong-kong-delegation-is-ready-for-the-indonesia-2018-asian-para-games/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:22:23 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=1719 Hong Kong Delegation Departed from Hong Kong to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games

The third Asian Para Games will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6 to 13 October. The Hong Kong Delegation attended the Flag Presentation Ceremony at the Hong Kong International Airport and departed to the Games today (2 October), which marked the beginning of the journey.

The Delegation captured 72 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze in the previous Asian Para Games at Guangzhou and Incheon. Since Table Tennis Mixed TT11 Doubles event of the current Games has been cancelled, athletes WONG Pui Kei and WAN Kwok Ho are not able to compete and Hong Kong finally sent a delegation of 173 members to the Games, including 101 athletes, 72 coaches, medical officials, delegation officials and NPC representatives.

Archery, boccia, lawn bowls, table tennis and tenpin bowling teams which consists of 55 athletes departed to Indonesia this morning, while athletics, swimming, badminton and wheelchair fencing teams took the afternoon flight afterwards. Shooting team will arrive Indonesia in the next few days. As the Send-off Party was cancelled due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut in mid-September, the Flag Presentation Ceremony was held before the departure of the Delegation today. Mrs. Cherry TSE, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs presented the HKSAR flag to Mr. Patrick NG, Chef de Mission, Mr. LEUNG Yuk Wing, boccia athlete and Ms. WONG Ka Man, table tennis athlete.

The teams will join the trainings and classifications in coming days. They will also attend the Team Welcome Ceremony at the Para Village in the afternoon of 4 October and Opening Ceremony at the GBK Main Stadium in the evening of 6 October, while various events of badminton and table tennis will commence in the morning of 6 October. The Closing Ceremony will be held in the evening of 13 October after eight consecutive days of competitions and the Delegation will return to Hong Kong in the next day.

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Hong Kong Delegation is Ready for the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/09/30/003e/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 13:00:10 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=1656 Hong Kong Delegation is Ready for the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games

The quadrennial sports event, Asian Para Games will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 6 to 13 October. Over 3,000 athletes from 43 countries and territories will achieve the victory at the competition arena. Hong Kong will send a delegation of 173 members to the Games, including 101 athletes to participate in 10 sports, supported by 72 coaches, medical officials, delegation officials and NPC representatives.

The teams will gather at aisle B at the departures level of the Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 1) on 2 October (Tue), and fly to Jakarta, Indonesia with two Cathay Pacific flights. Details are as follows:

Team Meeting Time Departure Time Flight Number
Archery, Boccia, Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis, Tenpin Bowling 05:45 09:15 CX777
Athletics, Swimming, Badminton, Wheelchair Fencing 12:50 15:50 CX719

(Shooting team will arrive Indonesia in the next few days)

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Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Hong Kong Delegation Send-off Party Inclement Weather Arrangement http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/en/2018/09/15/002e/ Sat, 15 Sep 2018 08:00:30 +0000 http://apg2018.hkparalympic.org/?p=1480 Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Hong Kong Delegation Send-off Party Inclement Weather Arrangement

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is moving rapidly towards Hong Kong and adverse weather is forecast by the Hong Kong Observatory. The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled announces that “Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games Hong Kong Delegation Send-off Party” which is scheduled at 1pm tomorrow (16 September) will be cancelled.

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