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Hong Kong cyclist adds gold to SAR's medal tally

2021-09-26 HKT 21:28
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  • Lee Sze-wing finished first in the women's individual road cycling event in the National Games on Sunday. Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Cycling Association
    Lee Sze-wing finished first in the women's individual road cycling event in the National Games on Sunday. Photo: Courtesy of Hong Kong Cycling Association
Hong Kong cyclist Lee Sze-wing on Sunday won a gold medal in the women's individual road cycling event in the National Games.

It's the second gold for Hong Kong in the national sports competition in Shaanxi Province.

The 20-year-old finished the race in 3 hours, 4 minutes and 42 seconds, beating cyclists from Yunnan and Liaoning.

Another Hong Kong cyclist Yang Qianyu finished fifth in the same event.

Over 100 Hong Kong athletes have competed in the games, bagging a total of two golds and five bronzes.

Home affairs secretary Caspar Tsui congratulated Lee Sze-wing on Sunday evening.

"Lee Sze-wing gave full play to her skills in the competition. We are thrilled that she won a gold medal for Hong Kong. I would like to thank the coaches, staff and family who have given their support to the athlete,” he said.

Legco President Andrew Leung also praised the Hong Kong athletes and their supporting team.

"In the past few months, some athletes had been participating in various competitions immediately after the Tokyo Olympics. This has posed a huge challenge for their physical recovery, but all of them could still give their best in each and every competition. Their indomitable spirit has stimulated us with positivity,” Leung said.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who met mainland officials and Hong Kong athletes in Xi’an on Sunday, is expected to attend the closing ceremony of this year’s National Games on Monday.

The SAR will co-host the national games in 2025 with Guangdong province and Macao.