Oksana Chusovitina, a 48-year-old legendary gymnast from Uzbekistan, aims for success at the Hangzhou Asian Games, demonstrating her enduring commitment to the sport. The Games feature 12,500 athletes from 45 countries competing in a record-breaking 40 sports. Chinese President Xi Jinping declared the Games open and praised the impressive facilities. The event showcases Asian cultures and promotes unity. It incorporates cutting-edge technology and sustainability initiatives, setting new standards for future Asian Games. The Hangzhou Asian Games is the largest international sporting event in China since the Beijing 2022 Olympics. Leaders from various countries lauded the Games’ theme of “Heart to Heart” and its role in fostering unity in Asia. The IOC supports this message and appreciates China’s stance against politicizing sports. Bach, the IOC president, anticipates a successful and unifying event.
Source – CGTN