Mr Freeman Lau Siu Hong
The design concept of the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games medal emphasizes on reflecting the mission of ''ringing different races together in Hong Kong, as well as displaying the cohesive force which drives the people of Hong Kong to participate in the Games.''
The main design features the leaves of the national / city flowers of participating countries and regions. The interlocking leaves form a round-shaped medal, symbolizing participation and solidarity of athletes, spectators and supporters from different countries / regions and races. The size of the leaves is standardized to represent fair play and sportsmanship that are required for the creation of legend.