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Published: 16:24, September 25, 2023 | Updated: 18:56, September 25, 2023
HK athletes win four more medals in Hangzhou
By Xi Tianqi in Hong Kong
Published:16:24, September 25, 2023 Updated:18:56, September 25, 2023 By Xi Tianqi in Hong Kong

Samuel Hui Tak-yan of China's Hong Kong competes during the men's Taijiquan & Taijijian All-Round event of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Sept 25, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

Hong Kong secured another four medals on Monday morning at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou — one silver and one bronze, won by the rowing team, and two silvers won by wushu athletes.

Cheung Hoi-lam and Leung King-wan clinched a silver medal in the women's pairs rowing event, and Chiu Hin-chun earned a bronze in the men's single sculls.

Wushu athlete Liu Xuxu claimed another silver medal in the women's Changquan event while Samuel Hui Tak-yan also won silver in the men’s Taijiquan and Taijijian all-round event. The Hong Kong wushu team has accumulated 2 silver and 1 bronze medals so far.

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By Monday morning, the Hong Kong rowing team had finished all their competition events at the games, winning a total of one gold, one silver, and one bronze.

Liu Xuxu of China's Hong Kong competes during the women's changquan final of wushu at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, Sept 25, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Only three teams entered the final of the women's pairs rowing, with the Hong Kong team crossing the finish line within 7 minutes and 42 seconds,only 9 seconds behind the national team.

Cheung attributed their success to their rigorous training on the Chinese mainland, combined with effective coaching strategies. 

Chiu, who started the race in fifth position, demonstrated remarkable progress in the latter stages of the competition and secured the bronze medal with a time of 7 minutes and 55 seconds.

Siobhan Bernadette Haughey competes during the women's 200m freestyle of the 19th Asian Games at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena on Sept 25, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)In Monday’s swimming events, Siobhan Haughey, an Olympic silver medalist representing Hong Kong, delivered an outstanding performance in the women's 200-meter freestyle. Haughey clocked an impressive time of 2 minutes and 00.75 seconds in the group match, and will enter the finals on Monday night ranking fifth overall.

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Her teammate Stephanie Au Hoi-shun has earned a place in the women's 50m backstroke finals on Monday night, ranking fourth overall.

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