China has taken sports route to send a strong message of the country’s emergence from the menace of Coronavirus.
When the sports world was dealing with the new of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics Games to the summer of 2021 to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 virus, the epicentre of the disease that has taken planet earth in its grip China was celebrating its readiness to host the Asian Para Games in October this year.
Recovering rapidly from the Coronavirus damage, China has formally launched the official emblem and slogan for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games, which will take place from October 9 to 15.
The emblem includes an athlete on a wheelchair striving forward, exuding dynamism, energy and passion. It also consists of a running track formed by 10 semi-arc lines with a gradient ramp from purple to red and then yellow, reflecting the surging tides of the Qiantang River that runs through Hangzhou, stated a Press release.
At the same time, “Hearts meet, Dreams shine” was announced as the slogan of the 2022 Asian Para Games.
Chen Weiqiang, Asian Para Games Deputy Secretary General and Hanzgzhou Vice-Mayor, said: “The emblem conforms to the concept of ‘sunshine, harmony, self-improvement and sharing.”
Asian Paralympic Committee President Majid Rashed said: “With over two years to go to the Games, we’re delighted that the emblem and slogan are being launched now and congratulate the Organising Committee on their efforts. The chosen design for the emblem together with the slogan captures the dynamic, positive spirit of the Asian Para Games perfectly and we are very pleased to unveil these today.
An estimated 3,000 athletes will compete across 22 sports at the Games.