Hangzhou, 26 September 2023(TDI): The 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, opens with a display of strength and unity. 12,000 athletes from 45 Asian nations compete from September 23 to October 8, emphasizing talent, sportsmanship, and global cooperation.

The event hosts 481 diverse sporting competitions.

Notably, competitions in nine sports, including archery, artistic swimming, boxing, breaking, hockey, modern pentathlon, sailing, tennis, and water polo, will also serve as crucial Olympic qualifiers, offering athletes the opportunity to secure quotas for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics.

The Asian Games promise to be an exhilarating journey for both the participating athletes and the worldwide audience.

As of September 25, here are the medal standings for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China:

The People’s Republic of China (CHN) leads with an impressive total of 69 medals, comprising 39 Gold, 21 Silver, and 9 Bronze. The Republic of Korea (KOR) has secured 33 medals, including 10 Gold, 10 Silver, and 13 Bronze.

Japan (JPN) follows closely with 31 medals, which include 5 Gold, 14 Silver, and 12 Bronze. Uzbekistan (UZB) boasts 14 medals, featuring 4 Gold, 4 Silver, and 6 Bronze. Hong Kong, China (HKG) has also clinched 14 medals, consisting of 3 Gold, 4 Silver, and 7 Bronze.

India (IND) holds a total of 11 medals, with 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 6 Bronze. Chinese Taipei (TPE) has earned 6 medals, with 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 3 Bronze. Indonesia (INA) is also celebrating 6 medals, which include 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 4 Bronze.

Thailand (THA) proudly presents 3 medals, comprising 1 Gold and 2 Silver. Macau, China (MAC) secured 2 medals, with 1 Gold and 1 Bronze.

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Tajikistan (TJK) has claimed 2 medals, featuring 1 Gold and 1 Bronze. The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has achieved a remarkable total of 8 medals, including 3 Silver and 5 Bronze.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK) has a total of 4 medals, with 2 Silver and 2 Bronze. Vietnam (VIE) shines with 6 medals, comprising 1 Silver and 5 Bronze.

Kazakhstan (KAZ) has secured 5 medals, with 1 Silver and 4 Bronze. Mongolia (MGL) celebrates 4 medals, which include 1 Silver and 3 Bronze.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has earned 2 medals, with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. Brunei Darussalam (BRU) takes home 1 Bronze medal. Sri Lanka (SRI) proudly showcases 1 Bronze medal.

The Philippines (PHI) presents 2 medals, both of which are Bronze. Afghanistan (AFG) has earned 1 Bronze medal. Bangladesh (BAN) holds 2 medals, featuring 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Kuwait (KUW) takes home 1 Bronze medal. Singapore (SGP) also celebrates 1 Bronze medal. Turkmenistan (TKM) secures 1 Bronze medal.

The Asian Games are not only a celebration of sporting excellence but also an opportunity for nations to come together, transcend boundaries, and share in the spirit of competition.