Hangzhou to host 2022 Asian Para Games

Sharjah : With 19 days to go before the opening of the third Asian Para Games in Jakarta, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on Sunday confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the fourth edition in 2022.

The confirmation comes following a visit to Hangzhou in July by APC President Majid Rashed and CEO Tarek Souei where they met with Yuan Jiajun, Governor of Zhejiang, Xu Liyi, Mayor of Hangzhou, Chen Guomei, Vice Mayor, Wang Hong, Vice Mayor and Zhong Wenjing, Chairman of Hangzhou Disabled Federation.

"During the visit, the APC delegation was briefed that about 5.5 per cent of the total population of nearly 9.5 million people in Hangzhou city had an impairment and were taken through plans to provide facilities to fully integrate them into the community by 2020," the APC said in a statement.

"In addition, they visited the sports facilities and viewed the venue that will stage the 2022 Games opening ceremony," the statement added.