Updated July 30: Hong Kong athletes are making their mark at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and it has already been the most successful Games ever for the SAR. On day seven of the Olympics, Siobhan Haughey bags another silver medal and sets another Asian record. Haughey clocked in at 52.27 at the 100m free final, placing second to Australian swimmer Emma McKeon who made a new Olympic record when she timed in at 51.96. Prior to today’s win, Haughey got silver in the women’s 200m freestyle on July 28; this makes the 23-year-old athlete the first Hong Kong swimmer to win two Olympic medals. Her win also marks Hong Kong’s third medal for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after 24-year-old fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long has made history by winning the gold medal for the men’s foil individual event on July 26.
Meanwhile, on the badminton court, the mixed doubles finals finished with Japan taking home the bronze medal in a neck and neck battle against Hong Kong’s Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet.
After being delayed for a year because of the pandemic, the much-awaited Tokyo Olympic Games 2021 commenced on July 23 (Friday) and will run until August 8 (Sunday). Since it is the first-ever postponed Games, it is still being called the 2020 Olympics despite the fact that it is taking place this year. Both the opening (with the concept United by Emotion, which is also the slogan of the Olympics) and closing (with the concept Worlds We Share) ceremonies will be held at the newly-built Japan National Stadium without spectators. Tokyo will also be hosting the Paralympics, which will be held from August 24 to September 5, making it the first city to host the Summer Paralympics twice (the first time was in 1964).
Read below for a guide on what to expect, highlights on schedules, how and where to watch the Games in Hong Kong, and who is winning so far.
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