5 Female Hong Kong Olympians to Look Out for at the Rio Olympics

3 August, 2016
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5 Female Hong Kong Olympians to Look Out for at the Rio Olympics

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Rio 2016 begins on Friday, 5 August and we are so excited to be cheering on Team Hong Kong this year! The last Summer Olympics in London felt like a lifetime ago, but maybe that’s just because we’ve been eagerly waiting for this year’s Olympics

Although the Hong Kong Olympics team may not be as large as others, we are just as mighty with 35 athletes in 10 sports. And it’s safe to say we are pretty proud of Team Hong Kong! Show your support for our hometown and tune in to watch and cheer on five of these awesome female Olympians representing Hong Kong next week.

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Stephanie Au

At age 24, Stephanie Au has already represented the 852 in the Olympics – she competed in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing when she was just 16 years old, the youngest swimmer at the time! She’s now back for Rio and will be our awesome flagbearer in the opening ceremony. As the current holder of multiple Hong Kong swimming records, Stephanie is definitely an athlete we’ll be looking out for come 5 August.

 

See the schedule for Rio Swimming here

 

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Lee Wai Sze (Sarah)

Lee Wai Sze won Hong Kong’s first-ever Olympic medal in Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a moment for all Hong Kongers to be truly proud of. Apart from her Olympic medal, she’s won countless awards since beginning her professional career in 2004. Competing at major international sporting competitions such as the Asian Games, the Track Cycling World Cup, and the UCI World Track Championships, Lee Wai Sze is a force to be reckoned with! Despite suffering a wrist injury, she’s persevered and is ready to impress again in Rio!

 

See the schedule for Rio Cycling Track here.

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Vivian Kong

Fencing does not get as much attention and support as it deserves, and it just so happens that we have an amazing fencer on our Hong Kong team this year. Currently fencing for the Stanford team, Vivian Kong has officially qualified to compete in Rio 2016 this year and we are so excited to see what she will bring to the table for her debut Olympic performance!

 

See the schedule for Rio Cycling here.

 

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Tie Ya Na

Tie Ya Na has been in the game for a while and isn’t slowing down any time soon! She’s an incredible table tennis (or ping pong) player who has won multiple awards and holds many records as one of the most talented female table tennis players in the world. Having just won the Hungarian Open in Budapest earlier this year, Ya Na is more than ready to represent Team Hong Kong this summer.

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Camille Cheng

Another one of Hong Kong’s swimming stars to keep an eye out for is Camille Cheng, a psychology alumni from the University of California, Berkley. Camille has already achieved substantial success on the international swim scene, repping Hong Kong in the 2013 World University Games, the 2014 Asian Games and as a part of the 2014 Pan Pacific Championship Team. This year she’s taking on the Olympics and will be competing in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle races as well as the relay. We can’t wait to cheer Camille on!

 

See the schedule for Rio Swimming here

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