Hong Kong's record-breaking Olympic medallists are being commemorated on a special set of stamps to be released next month ©Hongkong Post

A special set of stamps are to be produced in Hong Kong to celebrate the record-breaking success of the country’s athletes at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The team won a total of six medals, twice as many as they had won in the previous 17 Olympics combined.

The medals included a gold for fencer Cheung Ka Long in the men’s foil, Hong Kong's first since Atlanta 1996 when Lee Lai Shan won the women’s sailboard and only the country's second in history since making an Olympic debut at Helsinki 1952. 

There were also two silvers for swimmer Siobhán Haughey in the women’s 100 and 200 metres freestyle.

Fencer Cheung Ka Long won only Hong Kong's second Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images
Fencer Cheung Ka Long won only Hong Kong's second Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Doo Hoi Kem, Lee Ho Ching and Minnie Soo Wai Yam won the bronze medal in the women’s table tennis team event.

There were also bronze medals for Grace Lau in the women’s karate kata event and cyclist Lee Wai Sze in the women’s team sprint.

All the medallists are celebrated by Hongkong Post on a commemorative stamp sheet containing a set of five newly designed stamps, showcasing fencing, swimming, table tennis, karate and track cycling.

Hongkong Post is accepting advance orders for the stamps, which are due to be released on October 28.

Before Tokyo 2020, Hongkong Post had produced four stamps featuring cycling, swimming, table tennis and windsurfing to mark the re-arranged Olympic Games. 

Hongkong Post is planning another batch of stamps to celebrate the success of athletes competing at the Paralympic Games.

Hong Kong athletes won a total of five medals, including two silvers and three bronzes, in boccia, badminton and table tennis.

More information is set to be released later this year.