Speaking on the ceremony on Saturday, the 27-year-old said she longed for a medal before the Tokyo Olympics and believed that she and her teammates have improved a lot along the way. She also hoped she could set a role model for children, showing them how athletes will face failure and frustration with a positive mindset.

Kong also thanked Hongkongers for their support and care during the Olympics and the National Games, adding that she was touched by citizens' cheers.

She hoped citizens would fully support and believed in people around them in their lives as well.

Also on the list are associate professors Ricky Chiu Yin-to and Jeremy Teoh Yuen-chun from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; resident conductor with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Lio Kuokman; consultant Ronald Kan Yu-him from law firm Tony Kan & Co; doctor Lam Ka-on from Faculty of Medicine of University of Hong Kong; and chairman of Institute of Dining Art Ray Tsui Man-wai.