Grand opening of the 19th Asian Games

The official opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games, Hangzhou Games 2022, at the Giant Lotus Stadium. There were more than 12,500 athletes and officials from all over Asia from 45 nations competing in 40 sports and 481 gold medals. The Thai national team entered the field in 38th place, with "Game-Tanya" holding the Thai flag in front. Parade entering the field

The 19th Asian Games, Hangzhou Games 2022, had an official opening ceremony. At the Big Lotus Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000 seats, inside Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center at 7:00 p.m. Thailand time. The ceremony was presided over by President Xi Jinping of China, along with Raja Randhir, Acting President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and Prime Minister Han Deok-soo. South Korea, as well as Hong Kong leader John Lee Gashew, attended the ceremony.

Hangzhou Games this time There were more than 12,500 athletes and officials from across Asia from 45 nations competing in 40 sports, winning 481 gold medals. The largest number of Thai athletes sent to compete was 939, divided into 508 male athletes, 431 female athletes, and team officials. Total 1,411 people

Hangzhou Games Mascot It is a set of 3 sports robots, or what are collectively known as “Smart Triplets” to reflect Hangzhou's internet and technology advancements and Zhejiang Province The yellow one is named Kongkong, or as the Chinese call it Chongchong, the green one is Lianlian, and the blue one is Chenchen, under the competition's motto: Heart to Heart @Future.

While Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya He participated in a horse riding competition in the art of dressage. and joined in the parade with the athletes of the Thai national team.

The Thai national team athletes entered the field in 38th place, with “Game” Veeraphon Jongjorhor, an amateur boxing athlete from the Thai national team. The latest SEA Games gold medalist and "Tanya" Thanyaporn Prueksakorn, a female shooting athlete on the Thai national team. who received a quota to the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris Games, carried the tricolor flag ahead of the parade onto the field. As the host wants to present gender equality Scheduled to be 1 male and 1 female athlete.

Performance at the opening ceremony The host organized the event in a concise but grand manner. Emphasis on the light and sound show in blue and green tones. It showcases the beauty of China's ecology, humanity, and sports. full of modern Presented in the image of green mountains and blue water. Using creative ideas combined with modern technology to express Chinese culture. Including the quality of Asian people Make the whole world happy like one family.

Meanwhile, highlights of the lighting of the torch that have been kept a secret have been revealed. By using the millions of digital torch-lighting applicants for the first time in the history of the Asian Games through the "Alipay" application, China's famous financial application. The host will allow the audience to participate in lighting the torch this evening. And there will be no famous athletes lighting the fire like other previous sports events.

In addition, the Hangzhou Games are the third Asian Games held in China. There will be no fireworks. We want this competition to release as little carbon into the atmosphere as possible. But technology has been brought in to create excitement. To want this Asian Games to be "Smart Hangzhou 2022".-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency