Incheon 2014 Asian Games

Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong

WELCOME HOME RECEPTION FOR THE HONG KONG, CHINA DELEGATION TOTHE PHUKET 2014 ASIAN BEACH GAMES CUM GET-TOGETHER PARTY OF THE OLYMPIC FAMILY 2014

18/12/2014

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

HONG KONG RETURN WITH BIGGEST MEDAL HAUL FROM ASIAN BEACH GAMES

24/11/2014

PHUKET, November 23: Hong Kong returned home with their biggest haul of 12 medals from the 4th Asian Beach Games which drew to an end in Phuket on Sunday.

 

Hong Kong won three gold medals, two silver and seven bronze medals in one of the most successful outings at the Beach Games which drew to a colourful end in a Closing Ceremony presided by the Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) cum President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Timothy FOK Tsun-ting.

 

Mr. FOK was standing in for OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah who was unable to attend the ceremony.

 

“It has been a very successful competition for Hong Kong. We have won our biggest number of medals from the Beach Games and all credit to our athletes who have performed well and after 10 days of competition,” said Ms. Vivien LAU Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong, China delegation.

 

“We are happy that we won so many medals in so many different sports and it shows how far we have come. I congratulate all our athletes,” added Ms. LAU who led a squad of 11 athletes at the Closing Ceremony.

 

Hong Kong won three gold medals with extreme sports pair LUK Chun-yin and Johnnie TANG Chun-yin winning in the skateboard and stunt skateboard events respectively. LIU Tsz-ling also won a gold medal in the women’s singles event in squash.

 

Squash also collected two silver medals with YIP Tsz-fung winning in the men’s singles while TONG Tsz-wing had to settle for silver after losing the women’s final to LIU.

 

Hong Kong’s seven bronze medals came in beach athletics where YIU Kit-ching performed well in the women’s cross-country individual; Johnnie TANG Chun-yin picking up a second medal in skateboard; Fiona CHAN On-yi finishing third in the women’s 10 kilometer Marathon Swimming; and in Muay Thai where CHIN Nagi-chung won his medal in the men’s under-83.5 kilogram category and WU Hoi-yan in the women’s under-48Kg class; Adrian LEE Chun-ting in the men’s RSX category in windsurfing.

 

Hong Kong also won a bronze medal in the mixed team relay event in triathlon where CHAN Yan-yin, SZETO Shiu-yan, WONG Hui-wai and Perry WONG finished an admirable third.

 

Hosts Thailand finished top of the standings with a record 125 medals including 56 gold medals. A total of 43 nations participated with more than 3,000 athletes and officials involved making it the largest Beach Games.

 

Honorary Life Vice President of the OCA, WEI Jizhong gave the thumbs up for the Games and the organisers.

 

“Many new sporting events were included so that the public could come to learn about them. This means the Asian Beach Games have improved by leaps and bounds and it reflects a great success. The Phuket Games will become a new platform for the next editions,” Mr. WEI said.

 

Vietnam will host the next Beach Games in 2016.

 

Last but not least, the Federation would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Home Affairs Bureau, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited and Kee Wah Bakery for their staunch support to the Hong Kong, China Delegation.

 

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

 

Date: 24 November 2014

Hobie Sailor TONG Hong Kong Flag-Bearer at Asian Beach Games

14/11/2014

PHUKET, November 14: Hobie 16 women’s sailor TONG Kit Fong proudly carried the Bauhinia Flag as she led the Hong Kong, China Delegation at the Opening Ceremony for the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand today.

 

TONG, a medallist at the Incheon Asian Games last month as well as the 2010 Asian Beach Games in Muscat, was given the honour of flag-bearer at the opening ceremony held at the Saphan Hin Sports Centre, an open air gymnasium.

 

Each participating country/ region was requested not to send more than 20 athletes and officials for the two-hour long ceremony where more than 1,000 performers took part in a vibrant extravaganza which ended in a colourful fireworks display. Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) as well as Vice-President of the Olympic Council of Asia and Mr. PANG Chung, Hon. Secretary General of SF&OC also attended the event.

 

“It was short but very nice. We were all made very welcome by the Thai organisers and they put on an extremely colourful show,” said Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, Chef de Mission of Hong Kong, China Delegation.

 

Hong Kong, China Delegation is represented by a 123-strong squad including 82 athletes. Hong Kong had already clicked into top gear, even before the opening ceremony, with two girls and one boy advancing to the semi-final stages set for Saturday in the squash competition.

 

Thai athletes Varapatsorn RADARONG and Tanarattha UDOMCHAVEE, the superb beach volleyball duo who captured the gold medal at the 3rd Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, ignited the Games Flame.

 

A total of 26 sports feature at the Phuket Games from November 14-23 with 168 gold medals up for grabs. These are the biggest Beach Games ever with six venues being used by Thai organisers.

 

Mr. Husian AL-MUSALLAM, Director-general and Technical director of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), said Thailand had hosted several international sporting events and was confident the Asian Beach Games would be a huge success.

 

“It could be the best ever Asian Beach Games,” AL-MUSALLAM said. “These Games will prove that sports and tourism can go together. A lot of tourists will visit Phuket and enjoy the Games.”

 

The Asian Beach Games were first held in Indonesia’s Bali in 2008, followed by Muscat, Oman in 2010 and Haiyang, China, in 2012.

 

The Federation acknowledged the support of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their generous help. Special thanks should also 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: 14 November 2014

GRAND RECEPTION TO FÊTE INCHEON 2014 ASIAN GAMES MEDALLISTS AND FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOR PHUKET 2014 ASIAN BEACH GAMES SQUAD

15/10/2014

Hong Kong, 15 October, 2014 – Hong Kong’s successful group of athletes from the Incheon Asian Games feted at a reception attended by the Hon. C.Y. LEUNG, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

Along with the Welcome Home Reception, the Flag Presentation Ceremony was also held for the Hong Kong Delegation taking part in the Phuket 2014 Asian Beach Games (ABG) next month.

Hong Kong’s largest-ever squad of 468 athletes and 175 officials led by Chef de Mission Mr. Karl C. KWOK, MH and Deputy Chefs de Mission Ms. Vivien C. C. LAU, BBS, JP, Mr. T. Brian STEVENSON, SBS, JP and Mr. PUI Kwan-kay, BBS, MH returned from the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, with a record of 42 medals including six gold, 12 silver and 24 bronze medals.

The athletes were greeted by Chief Executive the Hon. C.Y.LEUNG who addressed the gathering same as the President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP.

Certificates of Commendation were presented to all medallists by the Chief Executive and also by the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP and Mr. FOK.

Immediately after this first ceremony, the Bauhinia Flag was presented by Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP to Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Phuket 2014 ABG.

Hong Kong will be represented by a 126-strong delegation including 82 athletes and 44 officials at the Phuket 2014 ABG from 14 - 23 November 2014.

Hong Kong will take part in 13 of the 26 medal events. They are: Beach Water-Polo, Marathon Swimming, Beach Athletics, Extreme Sports, Beach Handball, Muay Thai, Sailing, Windsurfing, Squash, Triathlon, Beach Volleyball, Water Ski and Woodball.

Over the last three ABG, held every two years, Hong Kong has collected a haul of 12 medals – three gold, four silver and five bronze medals.

The Games in the holiday resort city of Thailand will be run under the slogan “Celebrate Charming Sunshine” and will be held on two sites – Patong beach and Karon beach.

The Federation acknowledged the support of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their generous help. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship to the Delegations of the two Games. Also, special thanks to Kent & Curwen, Korean Air, Lenovo (Hong Kong) Limited, Shun Hing Group and Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. for sponsoring the delegation members of Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

 

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Date: 15 October 2014