Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony Highlights: Mesmerising Opening Ceremony Marks Official Beginning Of Asiad 2023
Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony Highlights: China President Xi Jinping declared the Hangzhou Asian Games 2023 officially open on Saturday.
Asian Games 2023 Opening Ceremony Highlights: The opening ceremony of Asian Games 2023 kicked off with an artistic program with Chinese President Xi Jinping among the important guests. India's flag-bearers in the athletes' parade were men's hockey team captain, Harmanpreet Singh, and star boxer Lovlina Borgohain. The dress for the Indian contingent included a khaki textured saree for women and a khaki kurta for the male players. Later, Xi Jinping declared the Asian Games 2023 officially open. Mesmerising song and light show captivated the mind of the audience at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
Here are the Highlights of Asian Games 2023 opening ceremony from Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium:
- 18:43 (IST)Asian Games Opening Ceremony Live: Randhir Singh at centre!Randhir Singh, interim president of the Olympic Council of Asia, currently at the stage. “On behalf of OCA, I would like to say how proud and happy we are. Heart to heart @ future, this is not only the slogan for Asian Games but also the future of Asia. To the spectators and people of Hangzhou, Xie Xie for your hospitality and warm welcome," he said.
- 18:17 (IST)Asian Games Opening Ceremony Live: What an ambience!The Sri Lankan contingent were on the stage. Syria is now at the centre stage. The Mascots along with the song in the background and light are making is all a surreal experience for everyone. Chinese Taipei comes next and it receives a huge cheer from the crowd.
- 17:24 (IST)Asian Games Opening Ceremony Live: A record Indian contingent!India have sent a record contingent of 921 to take part in the Asian Games 2023. Out of that 655 are athletes, 260 are coaches and support staff. While multiple events have already kicked off on September 19, the opening ceremony on Saturday will officially mark the start of the 19th Asian Games.