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CE congratulates Cheung Ka-long on winning the first medal at Tokyo Olympics for Hong Kong (with photos)
     Hong Kong fencer Cheung Ka-long today (July 26) won the gold medal in the Men's Foil Individual competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for Hong Kong. It is Hong Kong athletes' first medal at this Olympic Games, the first fencing medal in the Olympic Games in Hong Kong's history as well as the first Olympic gold medal after the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the city's second gold medal after the one at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, expressed her heartfelt congratulations to Cheung Ka-long and his coach.

     "As with many members of the public, I followed closely with the matches of Ka-long through live TV broadcast today to cheer for him. We are thrilled that with his outstanding skills and calmness as well as perseverance in adversity during the competition, he has succeeded in making history for Hong Kong. His excellent result is testimony to the capability of Hong Kong athletes and makes all Hong Kong people proud.

     "I wish the Hong Kong, China Delegation will continue to unleash their potential in the other events and achieve outstanding results."

     Cheung Ka-long has performed remarkably in recent years. He was the Men's Foil Individual champion at the 2016 Asian Fencing Championships, the first Hong Kong fencer to win the gold medal in the event. In 2018, he also won a bronze medal in Men's Foil Individual competition in the Asian Games.
Ends/Monday, July 26, 2021
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (second right, front row), today (July 26) watches the Men's Foil Individual competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games through TV live broadcast, cheering for Hong Kong fencer Cheung Ka-long.
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam (centre), visited the Hong Kong Sports Institute earlier to learn more about the training of the athletes in preparation for the Olympic Games in Tokyo and cheered for athletes of the fencing team.