(Hangzhou Asian Games) Macao athletes hope to see progress in Hangzhou

Hangzhou, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- The welcoming ceremony of the delegation to the 22th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held in the athletes' village on 19 September, and the sports delegation of Macao, China, sent 22 people to participate in 273 competitions such as athletics, badminton, and swimming.

On September 9, a delegation welcome ceremony was held in the athletes' village of the 22th Asian Games in Hangzhou to welcome the delegation staying in the athletes' village. The picture shows the Macao delegation attending the welcoming ceremony. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Dongming

On the same day, on the banner square of the Asian Games athletes' village, dancers dressed in characteristic costumes brought tea picking dance, conveying Hangzhou's thousand-year-old tea picking culture. Sun Xudong, head of Hangzhou Asian Games Village, exchanged souvenirs with the heads of delegations from Macao, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Turkmenistan.

"Seeing these displays of traditional Chinese culture resonates very much." Shen Yanheng, a Go player from Macau, China, has been to Hangzhou many times, and he looks forward to more exchanges and good results this time. Tang Limin, an athlete from the Macau judo team in China, is participating in the Asian Games for the second time, and she is looking forward to seeing her progress through the Hangzhou Asian Games. At this Asian Games, Macao, China, will have four judoka athletes participate.

Macau synchronized swimmer Zhou Jingxian, who finished eighth in the team event at the Jakarta Asian Games, hopes to compete with higher-level athletes and achieve better results this time.

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Ouyang Yu, said he hoped that the team members would gain more at the Hangzhou Asian Games. "Athletes can learn a lot from each other, and we can also learn from the experience of organizing and organizing competitions to prepare for the 2025th National Games jointly hosted by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in 15." (End)