LegCo congratulates Hong Kong athletes on their outstanding achievements at National Games for Persons with Disabilities

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Delegation (the HKSAR Delegation) to the 11th National Games for Persons with Disabilities and the 8th National Special Olympic Games of the People's Republic of China (National Games for Persons with Disabilities) has successfully completed all the events. The President of the Legislative Council Mr Andrew Leung, on behalf of all Members, today (October 28) congratulates the HKSAR Delegation on its triumph with 10 gold, one silver and six bronze medals. He also pays tribute to the training teams for their tireless efforts.

     The HKSAR Delegation competed against top athletes of our country in athletics, swimming and table tennis events, demonstrating their achievements after rigorous training over the years. It is even more encouraging to see Hong Kong athletes repeatedly breaking their personal and national records in athletics and swimming events. Mr Leung said, "By showing remarkable willpower in the competitions, Hong Kong athletes have perfectly showcased the unbeatable spirit and sportsmanship. Though the road to success might be bumpy, they strived for excellence and persevered in pursuit of their dreams. Their determination to seek for continuous improvement is admirable."

     Mr Leung added, "The outstanding results that Hong Kong athletes have repeatedly achieved in major sporting events is a testament to their extraordinary strength. I hope that various sectors in the community will continue to promote the vibrant development of sports in Hong Kong, so that our athletes may continue to excel and make a more glorious history for Hong Kong."