A total of 288 athletes from 27 NPCs will compete in the swimming competition at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games.
Last time around at the Jakarta 2018 Asian Para Games it was China, Japan and Uzbekistan who dominated the swimming events but at the recent Para Swimming World Championships, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Republic of Korea all finished ahead of Uzbekistan on the medal table.
China were in third place overall at the World Championships, with several multi-gold medallists from there competing in Hangzhou. These include four women JIANG Yuyan (three Gold and two Silver in the S6 events) MA Jia (two Gold, one Silver, One Bronze in the S11 events), LU Dong (2 Gold, 2 Bronze in the S5 events) and WANG Xinyi (one Gold, one Silver in the S11 events). Meanwhile in the men’s events YANG Hong (two Gold in S6) and GUO Jincheng (two Gold, one Silver, One Bronze) will be hoping to add to their medal haul this year.
Other ones to watch who will be arriving fresh from World Championships triumphs are Singapore’s YIP Pin Xiu who won two gold medals in the S2 category, Japan’s YAMAGUCHI Noa who won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke SB14, Hong Kong’s CHAN Yui Lam who won gold in the women’s 100m butterfly S14 and the Republic of Korea’s JO Giseong who took a gold and a silver. Uzbekistan will be hoping that ASLANOV Islam will add to his medal haul of two silver medals that he took home from the World Championships.
The swimming events will take place from 23rd – 27th October at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Centre. The Games’ youngest competitor, NG Cheuk Ya from Hong Kong who will be just 13, will compete in three events.