Hong Kong's 32-year-old former Olympic windsurfing champion Lee
Lai-shan arrived back in Hong Kong Wednesday and is being treated
in hospital for an abdominal ailment, said local media Thursday.
Lee secured a gold medal in the sailing event in the 14th
PusanAsian Games Tuesday, but missed the presentation of her golden
medal Wednesday when she underwent the tests for the pains that
almost forced her to withdraw from the competition.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government release
said Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa sent a congratulatory letter
Wednesday to Lee Lai-shan.
Tung said, "Ms Lee brings not only a gold medal, but also prideto
Hong Kong. Her persistence in the sailing races shows
admirablesportsmanship and she is definitely a role model from whom
our young people should learn."
wished Lee, who is now in hospital in Hong Kong, to get
Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho also wished Lee an early
recovery and believed that she would lead Hong Kong's young
athletes to reach new heights in the future.
far, the HKSAR team has won a total of 16 medals in the Pusan Asian
Games, comprising 4 gold, 3 silver and 9 bronze.
said, "The outstanding performance and the unfailing effortsof the
HKSAR team are much appreciated. We are proud of their
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