HKBU held the “Homecoming Gathering for HKBU Athletes in Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games-cum-Social Sciences in Dialogue” on 18 October to commend Sarah Lee Wai-sze, Daniel Chan Ho-yuen, Chan Chung-wang and Ho Yuen-kei for their exemplary performances at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sarah Lee, a bronze medalist in the Women’s Sprint at the Olympic Games, and Daniel Chan, a bronze medalist in the Badminton Men’s Singles WH2 event at the Paralympic Games, are students of the Bachelor of Arts in Creative and Professional Writing programme and the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management programme, respectively.
Chan Chung-wang, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation Management programme, competed in the Men’s 110m Hurdles at the Olympic Games, whereas Ho Yuen-kei, an alumna of the Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies programme, participated in the boccia competitions at the Paralympic Games.
At the event hosted by HKBU’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Clement Chen Cheng-jen, Chairman of the Council and the Court, and Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, presented the “HKBU Olympian and Paralympian Appreciation Award”, which included a cash prize of HK$150,000, to each of the four outstanding athletes in recognition of their achievements at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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