Hong Kong, China Delegation participated in the Closing Ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Teenage swimmer Siobhan Bernadette Haughey was given the proud honour of carrying the Bauhinia Flag at the Closing Ceremony at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Thursday.
Leading the way was Haughey, one the fastest rising young stars in Hong Kong, who also excelled as she broke the Hong Kong record in the 200M individual medley with her time of two minutes 13.21 seconds and granted a silver medal.
Haughey who won a silver medal in the women’s 100 metres freestyle event was in the limelight as she proudly represented Hong Kong at a colourful closing ceremony which brought to an end the second edition of the Youth Olympics which was attended by more than 6,000 athletes and officials. Young Ambassador Stephanie Au Hoi-shun and other Delegation members also attended the ceremony.
The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games were officially closed by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. In the Ceremony, the stadium had been turned into a group of flag bearers march in together rather than one by one. Six athletes, who represent different continents, presented the bouquet to volunteers of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.
Hong Kong finished with an outstanding haul of two gold medals, four silvers and one bronze medal surpassing the two silvers won in the inaugural Games in Singapore four years ago.
The two gold medals were won by Ng Tsz Yau who partnered a Malaysian in the mixed doubles in badminton while the men’s fencing team of Albert Chien Kei Hsu and Ryan Choi Chun Yin won in the mixed event partnering Japanese and Korean athletes.
Apart from Haughey’s medals, Hong Kong fencer Ryan Choi Chun Yin won a silver medal in the men’s foil event while Doo Hoi Kem won a silver in the women’s singles in table tennis. She also won a bronze in the mixed team event alongside Hung Ka Tak.
The 33-strong delegation including 18 athletes, will be feted at a Welcome Home Reception on September 3 at Government House.
The Federation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department for their staunch support. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of official sports uniform and Kee Wah Bakery for its sponsorship of bakery gift set to the Delegations.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 28 August 2014