The athletes are heading to the land of showdown.
스포츠토토 The Korean athletes competing at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games will depart for Hangzhou, China, at 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday via Incheon International Airport. The men’s and women’s soccer teams, which started competing before the opening ceremony, have already left, and today (Feb. 20) is the last day for Bonjin to travel to Hangzhou.
The tournament was originally scheduled to take place in September last year, but was postponed by a year due to COVID-19. Fortunately, this year’s event is back on track. In addition to Hangzhou, the Games will be held in six other cities in Zhejiang province, including Huzhou, Jinhua, Ningbo, Xiaoxing, and Wenzhou.
The Asian Games will feature a record-breaking 12,500 athletes from 45 countries competing for 481 gold medals in 40 sports. South Korea, which is sending more than 1,140 athletes in 39 sports, is aiming to finish third overall at the Asian Games behind China and Japan.