CE welcomes return of Hong Kong, China Delegation to Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government hosted a welcome home ceremony at Hong Kong International Airport today (September 21) to greet the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on their triumph return from the Games.
     The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, officiated at the ceremony and presented certificates of commendation to the Hong Kong athletes in recognition of their perseverance and exemplary show of sportsmanship at the Games.
     The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games commenced on September 7 and were concluded on September 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A total of 24 Hong Kong athletes took part in eight competition events at the Games, namely archery, athletics, boccia, equestrian, shooting, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair-fencing.
     After fierce competition, the Hong Kong delegation won six medals comprising two gold, two silver and two bronze in the events of swimming, boccia, wheelchair-fencing and table tennis. The remarkable achievements of the Hong Kong athletes fully demonstrated their dedication and determination to strive for the best.
     Also greeting the athletes at today's ceremony were the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Betty Fung; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Michelle Li; the President of Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC & SAPD), Mrs Jenny Fung, and the Chairman of HKPC & SAPD, Dr James Lam.

Ends/Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:45