Cyclist Lee Wai Sze won the first bronze medal for Hong Kong in the women’s Keirin Track Cycling. Lee, born and raised in Hong Kong, dressed in the winter uniform of Leung Shek Chee College, a girl’s school which is located in a grassroots area in Kowloon East, in her profile picture.
Yeung: The light of Hongkonger Lee Wai Sze suffers from anemia and then suffered from bone fracture. Her wrist was diagnosed to be mildly handicapped. However, she did not give up cycling. Today, you walk one more step towards your road of success and also won an honour for Hong Kong. Thank you and adore!
The scene that flags of Britain, China and Hong Kong appear together instantly stirs up emotion of Hong Kong netizens and anger of Mainland Chinese in Weibo.
Comments from HKATV’s Sports Narrators
(1:17-1:24) We have seen scenes of medalists bit their medals many times. However, this time, our emotion is totally different. It is so warm.
(2:35-2:38) Now, we are going to listen to the national anthem of Britain AND the regional flag of HONG KONG
C. Adam_26: Seeing Hongkonger won a medal in the Olympics, hoisting flag and singing national anthem, it is really moving! Listen to the national anthem of Britain, not China!
Yuen: Finally, the right national anthem is played!
Between Hong Kong and China, Britain will exist forever…
Li: Britain is near to Hong Kong; Chinese Communist is far from Hong Kong!
Kai: Biological mother is not as great as adoptive mother…
假真心膠: Britain will be higher than China forever.
Chow: I want to say, when I was born, there was a good health care system; When I was a child, there was 9-year free education. As for living, there was public housing…In the society, we have ICAC, freedom of speech and press (shrinking though). British-Hong Kong government gave me life. I could I see it. I could feel it. Why can’t I love this country?
Ng: Master changed. We are still the last. No changes. Perhaps it is even worse now, because I always have to demonstrate under the scorching sun.
Phoebe: Only a Hongkonger, a local born and raised Hongkonger, can feel all kind of emotions when seeing this scene.
Mok: This makes me want to cry…Not because Hong Kong gets a medal…but because I think back of this 3 flags in 1997! And how bad Hong Kong is these days…
Netizens even photoshopped the colonial Hong Kong flag into the scene.
Angry Mainland Chinese netizens in Weibo
After Hong Kong Cantopop Singer Charlene Choi congratulated Lee Wai Sze, she is being insulted for using only “Hong Kong”. She later deleted this Weibo and asked other Weibo users not to focus on words.
Charlene Choi: Yeah yeah!! Congratulate Lee Wai Sze for winning a bronze medal for Hong Kong~~~I am extremely happy!!
浮生如逆遊: China is China. Why does China have to be separated into Taiwan and Hong Kong?
弓长_伟杰: Hong Kong your ***. Mother’s c***, are you Chinese?
涵、羞灬草艹嗳: Why doesn’t Hong Kong belong to the Chinese team?
Charlene Choi: Yeah yeah!! Congratulate Lee Wai Sze for winning a bronze medal for “China Hong Kong”~~~I am extremely happy.
噼哩啪啦-噼哩啪啦 (*a Mainland Cantonese): Ah Sa (Charlene Choi’s nickname) I have liked you all along. However, I think your Weibo is very biased! In your eyes, besides Hong Kong, the rest is what?
Angry Mainland Chinese netizens also insult professional swimmer-turn-actor/singer Alex Fong who represented Hong Kong to participate in 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Alex Fong: “Win an honour for Hong Kong! Breakthrough of zero!” Congratulate Lee Wai Sze for getting the bronze medal in the women’s Keirin Track Cycling. You’re so powerful! Your sacrifice is not wasted! Congratulates to coach Shen!
锕颓潘: Are you trying to get rid of the relationship between China and Hong Kong. Look at those old TVB actors, they went to China to build careers one by one. If you avoid China that much, don’t build a career in China.
崩溃的小萬: Do you have to be that emotional? Hongkogner! It should be win an honour for the country. Why is there still a say of “win an honour for Hong Kong”? This speech is too inappropriate.
小小小拖肥: I only want to say, “She is also Chinese”.
Teacher: Kid, which one moves you more, Chinese gold medal or
ChinaHong Kong bronze medal?
Kid: Hong Kong, Hong Kong athlete moves me much more!
Teacher: Helper please! Drag him out to meditate!
citty: I don’t know how to put into words. Perhaps, they have always wanted Hong Kong not to be good.
venusmax: Hong Kong is Hong Kong, Mainland China is Mainland China! I will only identify myself as Hongkonger forever. I will even teach my next generation like that!!! What do I care? Mainlanders…are really out of line!! Ah Sa!! I support you with all my heart!!!
龍崎@PS3: During the rule of Britain, Hong Kong was also called Hong Kong.
卡繆: This is a perverted possession. After raping, China needs to hang a signboard to tell others that Hong Kong is a sex slave of China.
c.hutchson: Hongkongers of course support Hongkongers!! I feel repulsed by Mainlanders/Mainland netizens. I still remember that in that Manila hostage Mainlanders said those Hongkongers deserved to be killed because they chose to travel overseas instead of grand China. So called compatriots.
些粉易呢粉: Look back at Manila hostage, which country flew at half-mast with Hong Kong? A sense of belonging comes back immediately. It is a problem of knowing how to respect. In the past, British enjoyed many privileges in Hong Kong. However, they knew how to respect Hong Kong local culture. as you can see that British flag and Hong Kong flag were at the same height. Therefore, Hongkonger submitted to British happily. Now look back at Hong Kong, it is like Rome was invaded by Gaul.
Ko: I will save this picture forever for my children. (If I have any) The Chinese Communist country? Bah!
Wong: Golden Bauhinia Square is the ugliest and evilest place in Hong Kong. It is the humiliation of Hong Kong.