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.