Hong Kong Bags its First-Ever Gold Medal at 2022 World Games


Hong Kong Bags Its First-ever Gold Medal at 2022 World Games

Billiard sports athlete Cheung Ka-wai bagged Hong Kong’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s snooker event at the World Games 2022, which was held in Birmingham, Alabama, in the United States, according to media reports.

The 23-year-old Cheung beat Abdelrahman Shahin of Egypt (3-1) in the men’s final. In a post-match interview, he said it was his first time representing Hong Kong at the World Games and that he was pleased with his performance, especially in the final.

Secretary for Culture, Sports, and Tourism Kevin Yeung Yun-hung congratulated Cheung upon hearing the victory and said, “Cheung Ka-wai performed at his best and demonstrated the demeanour of a great athlete. I am so glad and proud of his achievement and sincerely congratulate him.”

Hong Kong sent a total of 17 athletes to compete in eight out of 33 events in the tournament: air sports (1), billiard sports (1), karate (1), Muay Thai (1), orienteering (4), road speed and track speed skating (2), squash (3), and wushu (4).

The games ended last Sunday, July 17, with Hong Kong bagging five medals in total. In addition to Cheung, the following won bronze medals in their respective events:

  • Grace Lau – Women’s Kata (karate)
  • Yeung Chung Hei – Men's Taijiquan and Taijijian (wushu)
  • Lee Wing Yung – Women's Nanquan and Nandao (wushu)
  • Michelle Yeung – Women's Daoshu and Gunshu (wushu)

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