HANGZHOU, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — The torch relay for the 4th Asian Para Games formally began in Chun’an county, Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday.
Chinese State Councilor Shen Yiqin lit the torch from a cauldron and handed it to Tan Yujiao, the primary torchbearer and weightlifting champion of the Rio and Tokyo Paralympic Games, after which introduced the beginning of the relay.
Xiang Huaxing, the fifth torchbearer, stated he was thrilled to cross the Asian Para Games torch in his hometown.
“I hope that all the people with disabilities can be confident and transcend their limitations,” stated Xiang, who received six golds and three silvers on the National Para Games.
Chun’an County, identified for its lovely vacationer attraction of “Thousand Islands Lake”, is the biggest county within the province and can host the Asian Para Games’ biking occasions.
After the Chun’an leg, the torch relay will proceed to Jiande City of Tonglu County, and Xiaoshan District in Hangzhou, with every location internet hosting it for half a day.
Hangzhou simply hosted the nineteenth Asian Games, the place China completed atop the tally with 201 golds. The 4th Asian Para Games will likely be held between Oct. 22-28.