Hong Kong Practical Shooting Association (HKPSA) showcases IPSC Action Air at 2023 Olympic Day in Hong Kong
To celebrate International Olympic Day and promote the spirit of the Olympics, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) organized its 2023 Olympic Day event on 18 June. Supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government, the event was officiated by guests including Financial Secretary Paul Chan and President of SF&OC Timothy Fok. Thousands of athletes, family members and sports enthusiasts attended the event to learn more about sports including badminton, basketball and roller skating.
The sport of IPSC was featured for the first time at this year’s Olympic Day, and attracted strong attention from the public. At a booth hosted by the Hong Kong Practical Shooting Association (HKPSA), athletes of all ages lined up in the pouring rain for a chance to try their hand at IPSC Action Air shooting.
“Even in the rainy weather, a long queue gathered within 10 minutes – eager to try out IPSC Action Air Shooting at 2023 Olympic Day, demonstrating the popularity and visual appeal of our sport,” said Dr. Emily Ngan, IPSC Regional Director and President of HKPSA.
Action Air is an airsoft shooting sport discipline under the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). HKPSA is the sole governing body of the sport of IPSC in Hong Kong, recognized by the National Olympic Committee.