431 local athletes to compete at Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games; largest Singapore contingent in Games history

The athletes will compete across 32 sports.

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Published: 7 August 2023, 5:35 PM

A total of 431 Team Singapore athletes will be competing in the upcoming Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, which is the team’s largest contingent to take part in the competition thus far.

Together, the athletes will compete in 32 sports.

This was announced on Saturday (Aug 5) during the official Flag Presentation Ceremony at OCBC Square, where the flag bearers were also unveiled.

The two flag bearers are fencer Amita Berthier and wushu athlete Jowen Lim. Amita, 22, is Singapore’s first female fencer to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and will also be the team Singapore’s pledge taker during the Asian Games.

Jowen, 24, is a four-time wushu champion that recently won a gold medal in men’s daoshu during the 2023 SEA Games.

Among the 431 athletes, 336 of them will be making their Asian Games debut, with the youngest being 14-year-old artistic swimmer Kiera Lee.

“The athletes have their targets set and will be working closely with their performance team to meet them,” Team Singapore’s Chef de Mission Koh Koon Teck said.

“This year, we have also seen impressive performances from our athletes at the Cambodia 2023 SEA Games as well as at other competitions, and I hope Singaporeans can join us in encouraging them to continue to put their best form forward for Singapore.”

The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou was initially meant to take place last year, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now occur from Sep 23 to Oct 8, with over 40 sports and 483 events for athletes to compete in.

Eight esports titles, including games like FIFA and League of Legends will be competitively played for the first time at the upcoming Asian Games.

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