Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Leung Yuk-wing Wins Bronze For Hong Kong In Boccia
After a nail-biting play-off against China’s Zheng Yuansen––which ended with a score of 5-4––Hong Kong's Leung Yuk-wing brought home bronze in the BC4 Boccia Mixed Individual event. 36-year-old Leung is a four-time Paralympic medalist, winning gold at Athens in 2004 and Rio in 2016, and silver at the 2008 Beijing games. He has also competed at the Asian Para Games, winning gold for the individual and pairs events at Incheon in 2014, and a bronze medal in Guangzhou in 2010.
Leung's bronze medal is Hong Kong's second of the games so far after Wong Ting-ting clinched the bronze medal in the women’s singles table tennis event on Monday.
Seven athletes are representing Hong Kong at the 2020 Paralympic Games, with Leung Yuk-wing lining up alongside Wong Kwan Hang and Vivian Lau for the BC4 Boccia Mixed Pairs this week. The final for the event will be held on Saturday, September 4 at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo.
Boccia has been a Paralympic event since 1984. Similar in gameplay to bowls, boccia is played by athletes with severe physical disabilities, with four sport classes for athletes of differing functional ability and motor skills.