Updated August 29: The Tokyo Paralympics kicked off in a celebratory mood with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday. Various teams from all over the globe joined the opening ceremony, including three Hong Kong athletes, archer Ngai Ka-chuen and flag bearers runner Yam Kwok-fan and swimmer Hui Ka-chun.
On day 4 of the Games, table tennis athlete Wong Ting-ting wins the first medal for Hong Kong at Tokyo Paralympics. The 17-year-old Paralympian bagged a bronze medal after winning the first of a best-of-five match against the world's number one, Elena Prokofeva. Elsewhere, 36-year-old boccia athlete Leung Yuk-wing got off to a good start beating Sergey Safin of the Russian Paralympic Committee during the opener on Saturday. Don't miss the schedule this week as the boccia competition starts to heat up.
This year marks the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, and it will be the second time Tokyo is hosting the Games since 1964. Hong Kong is sending 64 delegation members to Tokyo, including 24 athletes, 40 coaches, National Paralympic Committee representatives, and other delegation officials. The SAR has recorded a total of 126 medals for the Paralympics – 40 gold, 37 silver and 49 bronze – since the city first competed in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1972. In the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Hong Kong sent 24 athletes and brought home two golds, two silvers, and two bronze medals. Most of our decorated Paralympians are heading back to Tokyo, and we're excited to watch them compete.
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