Hong Kong revels in glorious Games

By LI BINGCUN in Hong Kong | China Daily | Updated: 2021-08-13 09:24
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Karate fighter Lau Mo-sheung of Hong Kong, China performs her moves during the women's individual kata ranking round at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug 5. REUTERS

After Cheung Ka-long won the city's first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, in the men's individual foil fencing event, registrations for fencing classes in the city rose up to 70 percent, according to the Hong Kong Fencing School.

"Cheung's victory proves that Hong Kong people can shine in international competitions,"13-year-old fencing enthusiast Szeto Tsz-wang told China Daily.

Inspired by Cheung's success, Szeto said he is targeting a place in Hong Kong's fencing team in the future, and hopes to participate in more international competitions.

Karate fighter Lau Mo-sheung secured the city's fifth medal when she won a bronze on Aug 5, the same day Hong Kong's table tennis team defeated Germany to win the bronze medal in the women's team event.

In addition, Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey captured two silvers in the pool.

According to a recent survey, more than 70 percent of local residents believe Hong Kong should hold more international sports events, such as the Asian Youth Games and the FISU World University Games.

Chloe Xu contributed to this story.

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