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Beijing, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- The 22th Asian Games in Hangzhou will officially open on September 19, which is the third time that the Asian Games have come to China after Beijing and Guangzhou. Over the 9 competition days, 23 gold medals will be awarded. What are the highlights of the Hangzhou Asian Games? When is the first deposit generated? Which experts participated? With these questions in mind, please put away this viewing guide.

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China's "sister flower" hit the first gold medal of the Asian Games

This year's Hangzhou Asian Games has a total of 40 major events, 61 sub-events and 481 sub-events. Cricket, football, volleyball and other sports will be the first to be played before the opening ceremony. September 9 is the first race day after the opening ceremony, and the first gold medal will be born on this day.

On this day, a total of 31 gold medals will be awarded in swimming, fencing, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, taekwondo and martial arts. According to the newly announced Hangzhou Asian Games overall schedule version 3.0, units and sub-events, the first gold will be awarded in the women's lightweight double sculls event held at the Fuyang Aquatic Center on the morning of September 9.

If nothing else, Zou Jiaqi from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, will partner Guangdong's Qiu Xiuping to represent the Chinese rowing team in this event. It is reported that the pair won the runner-up in the women's lightweight double sculls at the 2022 Rowing World Cup in Belgrade, and won the event at the 4 National Rowing Spring Championship held in April this year.

In the previously concluded 2023 World Rowing Championships, Zou Jiaqi and Qiu Xiuping successfully won China's first ticket to the Paris Olympic Games in rowing. In the face of the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games, this pair of "sister flowers" are also eager to continue to win glory for the country at their doorstep.

The star players compete at the pinnacle

At the press conference on the 30-day countdown to the Hangzhou Asian Games, it was said that the three registrations for the Hangzhou Asian Games by number, by project and by name have all been completed. With the last confirmation of registration, all 45 Asian National and Regional Olympic Committees will register for the event, bringing the total number of athletes to 12417,<>.

According to the full list of the Chinese sports delegation to participate in the Asian Games, table tennis, athletics, swimming, diving and other sports have gathered many Olympic champions.

As the dominant event of the Chinese sports delegation, the table tennis competition will be held in the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium from September 9 to October 22, resulting in a total of 10 gold medals. In the list, Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, Wang Chuqin, Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng and other national table tennis stars are all listed. Whether the Chinese team can win all seven gold medals in this event, let's wait and see.

On the evening of September 9, Beijing time, the men's team final of the 6 Pyeongchang Table Tennis Asian Championship came to an end. The picture shows Fan Zhendong in the game. Photo/Visual China

In addition to the hot table tennis program, swimming competitions are also not to be missed. At this year's Fukuoka Swimming World Championships, the Chinese swimming team achieved 5 golds, 3 silvers and 8 bronzes. Whether the newly promoted "frog king" Qin Haiyang, "Queen of Butterflies" Zhang Yufei and others can continue to be hot is worthy of the continued attention of swimming fans.

Diving, athletics, football, basketball and other sports are also popular sports in this Asian Games. Can the Chinese diving "dream team" splash disappearing technique reappear, whose house the "100-meter flying man battle" falls, whether the "sonorous rose" of women's football can make up for regrets at the doorstep, and whether Chinese basketball can achieve a bumper harvest...

These suspense will also be revealed one by one as the Hangzhou Asian Games schedule advances.

Witness the history of the Asian Games on the banks of the Qiantang River

E-sports and breakdancing, which are popular with young people, are two new sports added to this year's Asian Games, injecting new vitality into the event. Among them, e-sports will produce 7 gold medals, and breakdancing will have one event for men and women, for a total of two gold medals.

As the Asian Games approached, the Chinese team also competed to stand on the podium in both events. Shang Xiaoyu, Qi Xiangyu, Liu Qingyi and Zeng Yingying will represent the Chinese team in the men's and women's breakdancing competitions at the Asian Games. Through training for the competition, these players have already made their mark on the international stage. Liu Qingyi won two titles at this year's Olympic Points Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan and Montpellier, France, and Shang Xiaoyu recently finished second in the men's category of the 2023 Asian Breakdancing Championships.

On September 9th, the 25th National Games Breakdancing Women's Championship was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province Lishui Extreme Sports Center. The picture shows Henan's Liu Qingyi in the competition. Photo by China News Agency reporter Lu Bo

Among the 7 sub-events of e-sports, the Chinese team has the strength to compete for gold in the Glory of Kings Asian Games version, Peace Elite Asian Games version, and Dream Three Kingdoms 2 events. It is worth mentioning that e-sports tickets have become one of the most expensive tickets for the Asian Games, and the highest ticket price for the final is as high as 1000,<> yuan, and it is also the only event that needs to be drawn to buy tickets.

The first official esports competition in the history of the Asian Games will be held on September 9, while the breakdancing competition will be held on October 24-10. (End)