WELCOME HOME RECEPTION FOR THE HONG KONG, CHINA DELEGATION TOTHE PHUKET 2014 ASIAN BEACH GAMES CUM GET-TOGETHER PARTY OF THE OLYMPIC FAMILY 2014
Hong Kong, 18 December 2014 - Hong Kong’s medal-winning squad at the Phuket 2014 Asian Beach Games has been feted at a Welcome Home Reception, followed by the Get- Together Party of the Olympic Family, at the South China Athletic Association on Thursday.
Hong Kong returned home with a record 12 medals including three golds and the successful athletes has been felicitated at a Reception presided by Mr. Timothy FOK, President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and Mr. Richard WONG, Assistant Director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
A 128-strong delegation, including 46 officials led by Chef de Mission Ms. Vivien LAU and Deputy Chef de Mission Mr. Karl KWOK represented Hong Kong at the Phuket 2014 Asian Beach Games.
Hong Kong took part in 11 out of the 26 sports and finished creditably with three gold, two silver and seven bronze medals.
Two of the three gold medals was won in Extreme Sports with LUK Chun-yin lifting the top prize in the Game of S.K.A.T.E. and Johnnie TANG Chun-yin winning gold in Skateboard- Stunt Park. The other gold was won by LIU Tsz-ling in the women’s singles in squash.
Squash also contributed two silver medals with YIP Tsz-fung winning in the men’s singles and TONG Tsz-wing in the women’s singles.
The seven bronze medals were won by Fiona CHAN On-yi (Aquatics – marathon swimming), YIU Kit-ching (Beach Athletics – women’s cross country individual), Johnnie TANG (Extreme Sports – Skateboard), CHIN Ngai-chung (Muay Thai – Men’s -63.5kg), WU Hoi-yan (Muay Thai –women’s -48kg), Adrian LEE Chun-ting (Windsurfing – Men’s: RSX), and the triathlon mixed relay team of CHOI Yan-yin, SZETO Shiu-yan, WONG Hui-wai and Perry WONG.
Hong Kong finished a creditable 14th out of the 43 participating countries/ regions. Hosts Thailand topped the standings with a total of 126 medals including 56 golds while China was second with a total of 48 medals (16 golds).
The Federation acknowledged the support of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their generous help. Special thanks go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship to the Delegation.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 18 December 2014