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Boccia: Leung Yuk-wing wins bronze at Tokyo Paralympics

This photo taken from the official website of the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee shows Leung Yuk-wing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

HONG KONG – Hong Kong athlete Leung Yuk-wing won the bronze medal in the Boccia Mixed Individual BC4 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Wednesday morning.

Leung secured another bronze for the SAR after winning 5-4 against Zheng Yuansen of the Chinese mainland. On Friday, Hong Kong table tennis player Wong Ting-ting won a bronze medal at the Paralympics, the first medal for city at this year's games.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor extended her congratulations to Leung.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor extended her congratulations to Leung

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"Leung Yuk-wing gave full play to his rich experience and persevered in the competitions, winning a bronze medal for Hong Kong with distinguished performance. He has won a total of five medals for Hong Kong at various Paralympic Games through the years, including four in individual events,” Lam said. 

“His achievements make Hong Kong people proud. I wish he will continue his excellent performance in the pairs matches to be held later on to bring glory home," she added.

Leung captured many awards in the Boccia BC4 event at international competitions, including gold medals in individual and pairs at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, a gold medal in individual at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and a silver medal in individual at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. 

He also claimed gold medals in individual and pairs at the world championship in 2014.

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Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui Ying Wai also congratulated Leung on winning a bronze medal. 

"Leung Yuk-wing has performed brilliantly and showed the talent of Hong Kong athletes to the world. I would like to thank the family who have given support to the athlete," he said. 

The Non-official Members of the Executive Council expressed their warmest congratulations to Leung and his coach and team.

"As a veteran player, Leung Yuk-wing remained calm in adversity during the match,” said Convenor of the ExCo Non-official Members Bernard Chan.

“With his outstanding skills, Leung scored a medal in the same event for the fourth time and won the second medal for the Hong Kong, China Delegation in the Games. We are proud of his remarkable achievement," he added.

The ExCo Non-official Members also extended their warmest appreciation to other Hong Kong athletes for making their best endeavours in various competitions at the Games in the past few days. They hope that the Hong Kong, China Delegation will continue to unleash their potential and strive for good results in the remaining events.