Sports chief praises games athletes

November 15, 2023

Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung complimented Hong Kong's athletes on their outstanding performances and achievements of winning 48 medals at the 1st National Student (Youth) Games which concluded today.


The athletes seized a total of 10 gold medals, 15 silver medals and 23 bronze medals.


Mr Yeung said young Hong Kong athletes showcased their indomitable spirit and gave full play to their strengths at the game.


“We are thrilled by their exemplary performances. Carrying on the tradition established by their predecessors and seizing the opportunities to accumulate valuable experiences, these athletes have reached new heights and will become pillars of Hong Kong's sports sector.


“I hope they will continue to challenge themselves and achieve more accomplishments in future.”


Jointly organised by the Ministry of Education, the General Administration of Sport of China and the Communist Youth League of China, the event was held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.


The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government sent a delegation of 720 young athletes to take part in the finals of 34 sports, including seven sports in the School Category and 27 sports in the Open Category.

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