South China Morning Post
2nd November 2016
Hong Kong’s disabled athletes should receive the same level of training and financial support as their able-bodied counterparts under a new full-time training scheme, a consultancy study recommended.
Currently, disabled athletes are part-timers and often face difficulties such as obtaining leave from their employers to prepare for and participate in major competitions. They also receive much less support than their elite-athlete counterparts.
A leading athlete such as cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze can receive a maximum elite training grant of HK$36,000 per month but a top disabled athlete only receive a subsidy of just HK$6,000, through the Sports Aid Grant for Athletes with Disabilities.