HKG has earned 2 slots to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games!

2020/02/10

Dear members,

HKG has earned 2 slots to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games!

The HKEF is thrilled to announce that Hong Kong has earned two individual slots for Hong Kong to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games!

Upon the closing date of the Para-Dressage qualification on 31 January 2020, three highest ranked athletes from each region obtain the individual slot for the country based on the FEI Para Equestrian Individual Ranking List Allocation method. By accumulating the best six results from the qualifying competitions throughout the year, Hong Kong has secured the maximum available to a nation with two individual places in the Asia region. This followed a busy 2019 season of campaigning in international shows in Europe, supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s performance  programme.

Having only ever qualified one slot in previous Games, the HKEF is extremely excited to see the two places to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games scheduled in late August. Three Hong Kong Para-Dressage riders, namely Tse Pui Ting Natasha , Tsang Tin Chi Timothy and Fleur Schrader will undertake a selection process for the two slots during the planned preparation events in the coming months.

The quadrennial Paralympic Games are held shortly after the Olympics, specifically for athletes with physical impairment. The equestrian events are scheduled from 27 - 31 August at the Bajikoen Equestrian Venue in Tokyo, Japan.

The HKEF would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to all our Para riders for earning the qualifications for Hong Kong to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games! The very best of luck to our Para-Dressage riders!

Best Regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

Congratulations-to-Timothy-&-Natasha

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