Chinese Macao Paralympians to act as "PR Ambassadors" in Beijing
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    BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Macao Paralympians will act as "PR Ambassadors" as well as making their best performance at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games scheduled for Sept. 6-17.

    Edmund Ho Hau Wah, Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, wished all the best for the athletes before they left for Beijiing.

Members of the Paralympic Delegation of China's Macao parade into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, Sept. 6, 2008. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

Members of the Paralympic Delegation of China's Macao parade into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, Sept. 6, 2008. (Xinhua/Li Ga)
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    Ho also asked them to make friends with other athletes and promote the region to the world.

    The two-athlete delegation will take part in the track and field and swimming events with Kuong Sio-leng and Ao Loi-si.

    Kuong, an Olympic torchbearer in Macao, will compete in the women's shot put and discus. It's her second Paralympics.

    "I will make all-out efforts to fight for best ever achievement on home soil," she said.

    Another athlete Ao will feature in the men's 50m and 100m freestyle.

    It's the sixth time for the Macao Paralympic Committee, founded in 1979, to send athletes to the Paralympics. Only one athlete attended the Athens Paralympics.

Members of the Paralympic Delegation of China's Macao parade into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, Sept. 6, 2008. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

Members of the Paralympic Delegation of China's Macao parade into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, Sept. 6, 2008. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)
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