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CE congratulates Lee Wai-sze on winning bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics (with photo/video)
     Hong Kong cycling athlete Lee Wai-sze today (August 8) won a bronze medal in the Women's Sprint event (Track Cycling) of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for Hong Kong. This is the second Olympic medal won by Lee Wai-sze, who first captured a bronze medal in the Women's Keirin event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Today's medal is the sixth by the Hong Kong, China Delegation at this Olympic Games. The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, extended her greatest congratulations to her.

     "Lee Wai-sze is the first Hong Kong athlete who has won medals at two Olympic Games. She has demonstrated that her competence and determination have passed the test of time, and she has become a Hong Kong legend with her brilliant results. All Hong Kong people are overjoyed at her achievements.

     "The Hong Kong Velodrome has provided Hong Kong cycling athletes with a top-notch competition and training venue in recent years. The cycling team has also collaborated with a local university to leverage scientific research achievements to enhance the performance of athletes. The success of Lee Wai-sze and the cycling team has provided insights into the direction of sports development and training of elite athletes. We will attach more importance to the allocation of resources in these areas," Mrs Lam said.

     Lee Wai-sze is the first Hong Kong world champion in women's cycling competitions. As a full-time athlete since 2004, she has brought Hong Kong honour in the international sporting arena with outstanding results, including gold medals in various competitions of the Asian Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018 as well as gold medals at the world championships in 2013 and 2019.
Ends/Sunday, August 8, 2021
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The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, this morning (August 8) watches matches of Hong Kong athletes at the Tokyo Olympics via live TV broadcast at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

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CE views matches of Hong Kong athletes at Tokyo Olympics at Hong Kong Sports Institute