Hong Kong Delegation on the Way to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Runner YAM Kwok Fan and Swimmer HUI Ka Chun to Carry Flag at Opening Ceremony
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is set to begin on next Tuesday (24 August), the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (the Association) announced today (18 August) runner YAM Kwok Fan and swimmer HUI Ka Chun are selected as the flag bearers and will lead the Hong Kong Delegation in the Parade at the Opening Ceremony.
YAM Kwok Fan has been making continues progress and will be competing in her second Paralympic Games. She advanced to Women’s 100m and 200m T36 finals in her personal best at the last Games held in Rio, and captured a bronze medal in 200m event at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games. Emerging swimmer HUI Ka Chun is making his debut the upcoming Games. He has shown his talent in international tournaments including clinching the gold medal in Men’s 100m Backstroke S14 with his personal best of 1:02.44 at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games and another gold in the same event at INAS Global Games, breaking the Games record.
Seven sports team will set off for Tokyo, Japan in groups starting from 19 August with Cathay Pacific flights. Meanwhile, the Equestrian will arrive Tokyo from abroad. Details are as follows:
|Sports Teams||Date||Gathering Point||Gathering Time*||Departure Time||Flight Number|
|Swimming & Table Tennis||19 August||Aisle B, Departure Hall, Terminal 1,
Hong Kong International Airport
|Archery & Wheelchair Fencing||21 August|
|Athletics (physically impaired) & Boccia||23 August|
|Athletics (intellectually impaired)||30 August|
*The teams will take group photos and give brief interview at 8:00am. The actual time depends on onsite arrangement.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is set to take place from 24 August to 5 September. A total of 64 Delegation members, including 24 athletes, will represent Hong Kong in the Games and take part in eight sports, namely archery, athletics, badminton, boccia, equestrian, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair fencing.