China dominated the medal table at the last Asian Para Games in Jakarta, winning 10 of the 27 Gold medals on offer, three more than the Republic of Korea.
Several multi-medallists from China will be competing again including WEI Guoping who won four gold medals (2 on the track, 2 on the road) and LI Zhangyu who won three. They will be joined by the newly crowned world champions LIANG Weicong (C1 70.2KM Road Race) and WANG Xiaomei (C3 70.2km Road Race) who won their titles at the Para Cycling World Championships held in Scotland in August.
Japan will be hoping to spoil the party though by bringing their multi-medallists from the Track World Championships held in October 2022 in France. SHOTO Kawamoto who won three silver medals and KEIKO Sugiura who won two will be hoping to bring their form to Hangzhou and improve on the overall medal tally of Japan in 2018 where they won nine medals in total, three of which were gold.
The cycling events will take place in Chu’an, which is about 450 miles away from central Hangzhou and is where the Jieshou Sports Centre Velodrome is to be found. There will be a separate athletes’ village for the cyclists with the Track events on 23rd -25th October and the road events on 26th – 27th October.