Hong Kong sending 235-strong delegation to National Games

Hong Kong will be sending a 235-strong delegation to Shaanxi Province to feature in the 14th National Games to be held between September 15 and 27, which comes on the heels of the Tokyo Games that concluded on Sunday.

The delegation will include 169 athletes, along with 66 officials and medical practitioners.

Olympic medalists Edgar Cheung Ka-long and Sarah Lee Wai-sze are among the delegation, along with some of the city’s top athletes including boxer Rex Tso Sing-yu, fencer Vivian Kong Man-wai, and high jumper Cecilia Yeung Man-wai.

The Hong Kong athletes will compete in 18 final competitions at the Games, including archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing (sprint), cycling (road race, track and mountain bike), equestrian (jumping), fencing, golf, gymnastics (rhythmic gymnastics), table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball (beach volleyball), baseball/softball (baseball), karatedo, sport climbing and wushu (taolu and sanda).

The SAR has participated in the National Games seven times since the handover in 1997.

In the last National Games, Hong Kong athletes were awarded a total of 16 medals, including two gold, seven silver, and seven bronze.

Sport climbing athlete Au Chi-fung will be the flag bearer of the Hong Kong delegation in the upcoming opening ceremony of the Games.

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