本會運動員鄧韋樂及許家俊於Samsung 2016年度香港傑出運動員選舉中獲獎
TANG Wai Lok and HUI Ka Chun - Winners of Samsung 2016 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards
2017-03-22
 
為表揚香港運動員於過去一年在運動方面付出的努力及於比賽中獲得傑出成績,中國香港體育協會暨奧林匹克委員會於2017年3月21日舉行「Samsung 2016年度香港傑出運動員選舉」頒獎典禮。本會游泳運動員鄧韋樂及許家俊分別榮膺「香港傑出運動員」及「香港最具潛質運動員」。
 
鄧韋樂是一名具備實力的年輕游泳健兒。韋樂在2016年的賽事中表現突出,在「里約熱內盧2016殘疾人奧運會」200米自由泳中為香港取得游泳項目歷史性的第一面金牌,並以1:56.32打破殘奧及亞洲紀錄,締造驕人成績。
 
年僅15歲的許家俊潛質優厚,參與國際賽事僅僅兩年,已在不同大型國際賽中獲得多個獎項。2015年首次參與海外賽事「2015新南威爾士州公開游泳錦標賽」已獲得一面銅牌,及後於「厄瓜多爾2015 INAS環球運動會」的世錦賽中更在50米及100米背泳分別取得一銀一銅的佳績。2016年參與「2016 INAS 亞洲游泳錦標賽」亦取得一面金牌,及後參與「2016英國國際殘疾人游泳比賽」更橫掃4面金牌,成績超卓。家俊亦獲民政事務局局長頒發「2016民政事務局局長嘉許狀」。
 
兩位運動員在體壇取得的卓越成績,不但彰顯他們的運動潛能獲得社會認同,其努力堅持,永不言敗的精神更是令人敬佩,值得其他運動員學習。
 
 
 
Organized by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, the prize presentation ceremony of the “Samsung 2016 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” was held on 21 March 2017 to pay tribute to the Hong Kong athletes for their distinguished performances in the past year. Our swimming athletes TANG Wai Lok and HUI Ka Chun were awarded the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award” and “Hong Kong Most Promising Sports Stars Award” respectively.
 
TANG Wai Lok is a young and talented swimmer with outstanding performance in 2016. He won the first ever gold medal in 200M Freestyle in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for Hong Kong, which also refreshed both the Paralympic and Asian record with 1:56.32s. 
 
The 15-year-old HUI Ka Chun is also a young swimmer full of possibilities. Partaking his first-ever overseas competition, Ka Chun won a bronze medal in 2015 NSW State Open Championships. He then bagged 1 silver and 1 bronze in 50M and 100M Backstroke respectively in the world championships Ecuador 2015 INAS Global Games. Ka Chun not only attained a gold medal in 2016 INAS Swimming Championships – Asia, but also grabbed 4 gold medals in 2016 British Para-Swimming International Meet. He was also awarded with Certificate of Commendation in the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme. With great effort and unlimited potential, he would definitely showcase his capabilities and prove his shining quality in the international sporting arena in the future.
 
The accomplishments and social recognitions earned by the two promising athletes not only demonstrate their sports talents, their perseverance in striving for excellence also serve as excellent role models for other athletes.