46 athletes flying the flag for Hong Kong at the Tokyo Olympics

By Published July 23, 2021

Hong Kong has never gone to an Olympics with so many genuine medal contenders and with such high expectations. Despite the Tokyo 2020 Games being delayed by a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong’s athletes have continued to train, mostly in isolation, and compete where possible on the world stage.

The second-biggest delegation to an Olympics comprises 46 athletes, including two table tennis reserves, and is spearheaded by London 2012 bronze medallist Sarah Lee Wai-sze (cycling). Swimmer Siobhan Haughey, fencer Vivian Kong Man-wai and karate exponent Grace Lau Mo-sheung are also in the running for individual medals, while Wong Chun-ting and Doo Hoi-kem are favoured to go far in the mixed doubles team event. Here are the 46 athletes who will represent Hong Kong in Tokyo from July 23-August 8.

Qualified by discipline

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Hong Kong’s Olympic medal winners

History of Hong Kong at the Olympics

Hong Kong's first appearance was at the Helsinki 1952 Summer Games, with a swimming team comprised of Cynthia Eager, Cheung Kin-man, Francisco Monteiro and Irene Kwok as the city's sole representatives. Since then, a total of 480 athletes have represented Hong Kong at the Summer Olympics.

Research and information: Paul Ryding and Andrew McNicol
Additional illustrations: Kaliz Lee and Adolfo Arranz
Additional web development Dennis Wong
Creative Director Darren Long

Sources: SCMP, Olympiandatabase

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