Hangzhou, September 9 (ZXS) -- As one of the highest level sports events in Asia, Hangzhou has not only become a gathering place for top athletes from Asian countries, but also the focus of global attention. From 23 to 19, from Beijing to Guangzhou to Hangzhou, the Asian sports family met in China for the third time.

On September 9, at the welcoming ceremony of the delegation of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Malaysian delegation took a group photo. Photo by China News Agency reporter Hu Jian

The Asian Games are often referred to as the "middle school exam" before the Olympic Games. Through this Asian Games, the Chinese sports delegation will discover talents, train teams, test the effectiveness of preparations, and consolidate the foundation for preparing for the Paris Olympic Games. This time, the total number of Chinese delegations will reach 1329,886, including 38 athletes, and will participate in 407 major sports and <> sub-sports except Kabadi and cricket.

Gao Zhidan, head of the Chinese sports delegation, said that the delegation will strive to achieve excellent results, winning the first place in the gold medal list and medal list, and at the same time "win the gold medal of morality, the gold medal of style, and the gold medal of cleanliness."

Table tennis, badminton, diving, weightlifting, shooting, competitive gymnastics and other traditional sports are shining points in the memory of the Chinese people's Asian Games, and it is particularly interesting to see whether the "dream teams" of the hosts can continue their glory.

As a close neighbor of China, South Korea sent a delegation of more than 1100,30 people to participate in more than <> major competitions.

Choi Yun, head of the South Korean delegation, said that he believes that the South Korean team has sufficient strength to achieve the third place in the overall medal table at this Asian Games. At the same time, it is hoped that in this competition, some of the more unpopular projects can be widely known and become an opportunity for South Korea to step into a sports power and become a sports developed country.

Under the theme slogan of "Heart to Heart, @未来", Asian countries promote friendship, peace, solidarity and international cooperation among themselves in the name of sports, so as to further promote cultural and personnel exchanges between Asian countries and regions, and learn from each other.

"In 13 sports, including diving, badminton, equestrian, archery, martial arts and e-sports, Malaysian athletes have the strength to win medals." Zhang Jinfa, head of the Malaysian delegation, said in an interview with China News Agency that he had participated in the Guangzhou Asian Games as the leader of the Malaysian wushu team, and this time he came to China to participate in the Asian Games again, and he felt the progress and improvement of China's hosting concept and organizational ability.

Malaysia sent 289 athletes to compete in 22 sports. Zhang Jinfa said that this Asian Games, the Malaysian delegation aims to win 27 medals in multiple events, hoping that everyone can perform at the best level on the field.

In the sports map, weightlifting, wrestling, boxing, judo, athletics, etc. are the long-term advantages of Central Asian countries, and they have made great achievements in many international events such as the Olympic Games and Asian Games. "Gymnastics grandma" Chusovykina, Olympic women's long jump champion Rypakova, men's hammer throw champion Nazarov and other famous players are all from Central Asian countries. In addition, as a strong football team in Central Asia, the Uzbekistan men's football team won the 1994 Asian Games.

Kanagatov, director of the sports department of the Kazakhstan Olympic Committee, said that the Asian Games are very important for the country's athletes, and the competition for medals is only one of the goals of this competition, and more importantly, in order to obtain a "ticket" to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Asian Games villages were arranged in many places, including more than 200 Kazakh athletes living in the Hangzhou Asian Games Village.

Rakhmedova, a 19-year-old from Turkmenistan who will compete in wushu, said that although the event is not Turkmenistan's traditional strength, years of training and competition have taught her that fighting can win. I hope I can make a difference in the Asian Games this time.

"Asia is united as a big family, we know how to plan, we have hopes for the future, and we pin our hopes on the younger generation. We may not be 100% best at everything, but we hope to be 100%. So said Raja Randhir Singh, acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia. (End)