Hong Kong at the Paralympics

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Hong Kong at the
Paralympics
Flag of Hong Kong.svg
IPC code HKG
NPC Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled
Medals
Gold
40
Silver
37
Bronze
49
Total
126
Summer appearances

Hong Kong made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, and has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics. It has never participated in the Winter Paralympics.[1]

The country's first gold medals came in 1984, when Hong Kong won the women's 4 × 400 m Relay in categories 2-5 in athletics. Mui Y. L. also won an individual gold in the women's 1,500m, category 3; and Fung Yuet Wah took gold in the women's individual foil (categories 4-5) in wheelchair fencing. Table tennis was the source of all three gold medals won in 1992, as Hong Kong players won the women's team event in category 5, the men's team in category 4, and Kwong Kam Shing won the men's singles in category 5.

In 1996, it was the men's 4 × 100 m relay (T34) which yielded gold in athletics, accompanying four gold medals in men's wheelchair fencing events. Wheelchair fencing has provided gold medals for Hong Kong in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, as has athletics. Lai Wai Ling added a gold medal in table tennis (category 11) in 2000, whereas boccia provided two gold in 2004, and one in 2008. Hong Kong's most successful competitors, with five gold medals each, are Yu Chui Yee, Chan Yui Chong and Fung Ying Ki, all in wheelchair fencing.[2]

Medal table[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1972 Summer Paralympics 0 1 1 2 29th
1976 Summer Paralympics 0 1 2 3 31st
1980 Summer Paralympics 0 1 2 3 35th
1984 Summer Paralympics 3 5 9 17 27th
1988 Summer Paralympics 0 2 7 9 42nd
1992 Summer Paralympics 3 4 4 11 28th
1996 Summer Paralympics 5 5 5 15 27th
2000 Summer Paralympics 8 3 7 18 21st
2004 Summer Paralympics 11 7 1 19 17th
2008 Summer Paralympics 5 3 3 11 26th
2012 Summer Paralympics 3 3 6 12 34th
2016 Summer Paralympics 2 2 2 6 40th

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