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Asian Games in Hangzhou, China from Saturday

2023 Sep 22, 15:27,

The 19th Asian Games (Asiad) will start from Saturday in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Organisers have informed that more than 12,500 people including organisers, sports committee, coaches, players and managers will participate in the ceremony. In which there will be 40 games, 61 categories and 481 competitions. Chinese President Xi Jinping will open the Asian Games.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal  will also participate in the inauguration ceremony. Presidents and heads of government and leaders of several countries including Syria have arrived in Hangzhou to participate in the opening ceremony of the competition. A large number of record holder players from Asian countries will participate in the tournament.

253 players including 127 women and 126 men will compete on behalf of Nepal in 29 games out of a total of 40 games in which 45 countries will participate. 11 players from Nepal will compete in Taekwondo, 22 in football, four in basketball, four in archery, eight in athletics, eight in badminton, 13 in boxing, one in breaking, one in canoe, 15 in cricket, two in cycling and 23 in e-sports.

Eight in karate, six in golf, four in wrestling, 16 in handball, eight in judo, 12 in kapardi, 12 in rugby, two in shooting, six in squash, four in swimming, six in fencing, six in table tennis, six in tennis, four in triathlon, 24 in volleyball, five in weightlifting and 12 players will participate in ushu.

This is the first event where a large number of Nepalese athletes are going to participate in Asiad.


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