Asian Games for the Disabled Opens on the 22nd

Asian Games for the Disabled opens on the 22nd... When hearts connect, the future opens

Korea has 208 athletes participating in 21 sports, aiming for 4th place overall.

Special school teacher Kyung-Chan Yoon said, “We will show a positive side to the students.”

Asia's best sports festival for the disabled will be held in Hangzhou, China.

The 4th Hangzhou Asian Para Games opens in Hangzhou on the 22nd and continues until the 28th.

The actual game started on the 19th with wheelchair basketball. 바카라사이트

From the first Games held in Oita, Japan in 1975 to the 9th Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2006, the Asian Para Games were held under the name of the Asia-Pacific Games for the Disabled.

However, starting from the 2010 Games in Guangzhou, China, they were integrated with the Asian Games for the Non-Disabled.

It opens in a place.

The 2010 Guangzhou competition was the first official competition, and the 4th competition will be held in Hangzhou in 2022.

The slogan of the Hangzhou Asian Para Games is ‘Hearts Meet, Dreams Shine’.

There will be 616 medal events in 22 sports, and approximately 3,700 athletes from 44 countries will participate.

The official sports of this year's Hangzhou Para Asian Games are archery, track and field, badminton, boccia, canoeing, cycling, visual soccer, goalball, judo, weightlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, and wheelchair tennis.

Baduk, chess, lawnball, etc. There are 22.

Korea dispatched 345 athletes (208 players, 137 officials) to 21 sports, excluding visual soccer.

3rd place at the 2010 Guangzhou Games (27 gold, 43 silver, 33 bronze), 2nd place at the 2014 Incheon Games (72 gold, 62 silver, 77 bronze), and 2nd place at the 2018 Jakarta Games (53 gold) Korea, which took 45 silver and 46 bronze medals, set its goal of ranking 4th overall in this competition.

Bowling, who won 12 gold medals in Jakarta in 2018, was excluded from the Hangzhou Games and lowered his target ranking.

In fact, the Asian Para Games is a competition that focuses on unity and challenge rather than competition.

The philosophy of the Asian Para Games is reflected in the life of Yoon Gyeong-chan, a special school teacher and representative of wheelchair athletics (T53).

Kyungchan Yoon, who loved sports, suffered a spinal injury in a car accident when he was 13 and ended up in a wheelchair.

After watching Hong Seok-man win the gold medal in the men's 400m wheelchair track and field event at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, he regained hope and said, "I can become an athlete."

Kyeong-chan Yoon said, "Honestly, there are times when it is difficult to balance work and exercise," but added, "Children are my driving force.

Seeing me, a teacher, also running as a wheelchair athlete, wouldn't I be directly showing another direction to special school students?"

He added, "It's better if I get good grades, and even if I don't, if I show that I'm trying my best, that alone will have a positive impact on the students."

The official mascot of this competition is the charming and optimistic bird ‘Feifei’.

The idea was taken from the ‘sacred bird’ of the prehistoric Hangzhou Liangzhou culture.

In China, 'God' is considered a medium that brings good news and spreads culture and happiness.

The competition organizing committee explained, "The first 'Fei' means flight and represents inclusiveness, respect, and camaraderie in society.

The second 'Fei' represents the persistence of disabled athletes pursuing their dreams."

Non-disabled people can also feel a variety of emotions through the Hangzhou Asian Para Games.

After North Korea was informed that "the North Korean flag cannot be raised at this Games in accordance with the regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)," it withdrew its dispatch of athletes, and this time, the scene of South Korean and North Korean athletes entering jointly like the 2018 Jakarta Games was held.

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