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UAE to send 140 athletes to Hangzhou Asian Games

Xinhua| Updated: September 1, 2023 L M S



The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will send 140 athletes to the 19th Asian Games, hosted by Hangzhou, China, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8.

The UAE National Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that its delegation includes 102 male and 38 female athletes. They will compete in events such as shooting, equestrian, athletics, swimming, cycling, archery, judo, taekwondo, karate, jiu-jitsu, fencing, boxing, wrestling, basketball, rugby, sailing, rowing, chess, golf, esports, and triathlon.

This information was shared during a press conference led by Ahmed Al Tayeb, Director of the Technical and Sports Affairs Department at the National Olympic Committee. Al Tayeb highlighted the committee's goal to foster a competitive spirit among athletes, utilizing the best scientific methods available to enhance their performance, skills, and overall well-being.

He stated, "We emphasize the importance of presenting an honorable appearance and achieving results that align with the reputation and position of the United Arab Emirates."

The Hangzhou Asian Games are expected to see approximately 12,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions. They will compete in 40 sports across 481 events.

Historically, the UAE has secured seven gold, 16 silver, and 17 bronze medals in the Asian Games. In the 2018 edition held in Indonesia, the UAE clinched 13 medals, marking its best performance in terms of medal count.

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