The Asian Games, Asia’s largest sports festival, is a platform for the public to enjoy unfamiliar sports that are usually not easily accessible.

The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held for the first time in five years after being postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature a total of 40 sports and 61 events, with a number of new sports standing out.먹튀검증

Esports, which has garnered enthusiastic support from the younger generation, is a prime example. Esports, which was a pilot sport at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, will make its debut as an official sport with a total of eight games.

Breaking (b-boy), which is also gaining popularity among young people, will also make its international debut at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Korea is considered to have the competitive edge to win gold in both esports and breaking.

In esports, it is believed that it is possible to win honorable mentions in ‘League of Legends’ (LoL) and ‘FIFA Online’. In particular, the LoL team, led by Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk, who has taken the world by storm beyond Korea, is likely to win Korea’s first ever gold medal in esports.

With one gold medal each up for grabs in the men’s and women’s individual events, “36-year-old dad b-boy” Kim Hun-woo (Wing) and b-girl Jeon Jeon-ye (Freshbella) are expected to fight for the title.

Go, which has been on the sidelines since the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, is returning to the Asian Games in China for the first time in 13 years.

Classified as a subset of mind sports, there are three gold medals up for grabs, including the men’s and women’s team events and the men’s individual event. Shin Shin-seo 9 dan, Park Jung-hwan 9 dan, and Choi Jeong 9 dan, who are considered the poster children of Korean go, will be aiming to sweep the medals.

Along with eSports and Go, other mindsport disciplines include bridge, chess, and shogi. In the case of bridge, 73-year-old Lim Hyun, born in 1950, will be the oldest player from South Korea, while 11-year-old Kim Sara will be the youngest player in chess.

Kabaddi, sepak takraw, cricket, and martial arts such as wushu, jiu-jitsu, and kurash are also unique to the Asian Games.

Cricket, which is popular in Commonwealth countries, is back for the first time in five years. South Korea is the only country not participating.

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