The atmosphere of the Opening of the 2022 Asian Para Games at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on Sunday (22/10/2023) evening WIB. Photo: Xinhua
HANGZHOU – The Opening Ceremony or Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Asian Para Games is taking place at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium on Sunday (22/10/2023) evening WIB. The Indonesian contingent looked charming wearing traditional clothes.
For your information, the opening ceremony of the 2022 Asian Para Games carries the theme “Hearts Meet, Dreams Shine”. After the invited guests entered the stadium, the opening ceremony began with the Chinese flag flying as the host while accompanied by their national anthem.
After that, the performers began to perform in the middle of the stadium with hologram visuals of orange osmanthus flowers. The 2022 Asian Para Games mascot, Fei Fei, was also seen enlivening the opening ceremony.
The opening performance was finished and continued with the athletes from each participating country. Afghanistan was the first contingent to leave the parade. Then other countries followed in alphabetical order.
It was the turn of the Indonesian contingent to come out in ninth place. It was Riadi Saputra, a para-athletic athlete, and Dwiska Afrilia Maharani, a weightlifter, who became the Indonesian flag bearers.
Seen, Riadi is wearing traditional Dayak clothes from Kalimantan. Then also in the line were several other Indonesian athletes who wore traditional clothes from various regions in Indonesia. This shows the rich culture that exists in Indonesia.
Not only athletes, the Indonesian Chef de Mission (CdM) for the 2022 Asian Para Games, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, was also seen. CdM Angela was seen joining the line wearing a white jacket.
Just for your information, the Indonesian contingent has been in Hangzhou since October 16 2023. Later, the largest multi-event disability event in Asia will open on Sunday (22/10) and last until 28 October.
At the 2022 Asian Para Games, the Indonesian contingent consists of 130 athletes who will compete in 12 sports. The 12 sports are para-badminton, para-swimming, para-chess, para-cycling, para-archery, para-shooting, boccia, lawn bowls, para-weight lifting, blind judo, para-table tennis and para-athletics .
The Indonesian contingent is targeted to be able to finish in the top 10 of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Para Games. With details of winning 19 gold medals, 23 silver medals and 25 bronze medals.