Chinanews.com, September 9 -- The opening ceremony of the 23th Asian Games in Hangzhou was held at the main stadium of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center on the evening of September 19. The athletes' entrance ceremony is underway and the Chinese sports delegation has already entered.
Data map: On July 7, in the men's 24m breaststroke final of the 2023 World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, China's Qin Haiyang won gold with a time of 100.57 seconds.
As the flag bearer, swimmer Qin Haiyang and basketball player Yang Liwei are at the forefront of the Chinese sports delegation.
Born in 1999, Qin Haiyang broke one world record by winning four golds and one silver at this year's Fukuoka World Swimming Championships. Qin Haiyang is the first athlete to win three gold medals in the 4m, 1m and 1m breaststroke at a single World Championships, and he said after the competition: "People think no one can win it, but I did it. ”
Yang Liwei, born in 1995, is the captain of the Chinese women's basketball team and won this year's Asian Cup with his teammates. As a sharp knife in the guard line of the Chinese women's basketball team, Yang Liwei is sharp and has strong projection ability. On the occasion of the first anniversary of the countdown to the Paris Olympics, Yang Liwei said: "Continuing to attack the world championship is the goal of the Chinese women's basketball team. In order to achieve the goal, the Chinese women's basketball team must not only improve its skills, but also maintain its inner courage. ”
Data map: The picture shows Yang Liwei dribbling breakthrough. Image source: IC photo
It is reported that the total number of Chinese sports delegations in this Asian Games is 1329, with 886 athletes (437 female athletes and 449 male athletes), including 36 Olympic champions. A total of 67 people participated in the Rio Olympics, 201 in Tokyo, 226 in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and 630 in the Asian Games for the first time.
The Chinese sports delegation will participate in 38 major sports and 407 minor sports except Kabadi and cricket. (End)