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SHA congratulates HK athletes on winning medals in Incheon Asian Games

     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, extended his congratulations to two Hong Kong athletes for winning two gold medals in the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 (Asian Games) today (September 25).

    Cyclist Lee Wai-sze won a gold medal in the Women's Sprint of Track Cycling. Moreover, Gymnast Shek Wai-hung won a gold medal in Men's Vault event. Shek Wai-hung is the first Hong Kong athlete winning a gold medal in Asian Games' Gymnastics Artistic event.

     "Hong Kong's athletes have once again demonstrated their unswerving efforts and sportsmanship by winning medals in various events. We are especially thrilled by the athletes' achievements today," Mr Tsang said.

     He extended his congratulations to the Hong Kong team and expressed special thanks to the coaches, working staff and families of the athletes for their hard work and support.

     The Hong Kong team has so far won 23 medals, including four gold medals, five silver medals and 14 bronze medals, at the Asian Games. The list of medals won later yesterday and today are as follows:

September 25:

Silver medal:
Rowing: Lightweight Women's Single Sculls
Lee Ka-man

Rowing: Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls
Chow Kwong-wing, Kwan Ki-cheong, Leung Chun-shek and Tang Chiu-mang  

Bronze medal:
Fencing: Women's Epee Team
Chu Ka-mong, Vivian Kong, Coco Lin and Yeung Chui-ling

Fencing: Men's Foil Team
Cheung Ka-long, Cheung Siu-lun, Nicholas Edward Choi, Yeung Chi-Ka

Swimming: Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Stephanie Au, Siobhan Bernadette Haughey, Yvette Kong and Sze Hang-yu  

September 24:

Bronze medal:
Fencing: Men's Sabre Team (This is also the first time that the Hong Kong team has won a medal in this fencing event at the Asian Games)
Chang Chi-hin, Lam Hin-chung, Low Ho-tin and Yan Hon-pan

Ends/Thursday, September 25, 2014
Issued at HKT 22:08


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