Asian Para Games postponed to 2023 due to Covid situation in China | Malay Mail

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Asian Para Games postponed to 2023 due to Covid situation in China | Malay Mail

Asian Para Games postponed to 2023 due to Covid situation in China | Malay Mail

BEIJING, May 18 — The 2022 Asian Para Games that were scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Games’ organising committee (HAPGOC) said on Tuesday. A task-force formed by the two...

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BEIJING, May 18 — The 2022 Asian Para Games that were scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Games’ organising committee (HAPGOC) said on Tuesday.A task-force formed by the two committees and the Chinese Paralympic Committee will work on rescheduling the Games — originally set for Oct.World markets have been volatile for much of 2022, fuelled by uncertainty over supply chain snarls due to China’s lockdowns, inflation pressures and anxiety over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.9-15 — for 2023.In today's competition, four-time consecutive world champion in the Athletics Physique category since 2016, Mohd Syarul Azman Mahen Abdullah, who is more affectionately known as Mike, did not disappoint as he won the gold medal in the men's athletics physique event.The announcement follows the postponement of the Asian Games to 2023 earlier this month due to the pandemic.One of the main drivers of volatility is China’s continued lockdowns.The Games were scheduled to be held in Hangzhou in September.

“The Games preparations have been going very well and HAPGOC was ready to deliver outstanding games.The extent of the economic haemorrhaging was revealed today when China’s National Bureau of Statistics announced that retail sales had slumped by 11.Jeneath Wong also brought cheer to the national golf squad when she won the bronze in the women's individual event.This was not an easy decision to make,” they said in a statement.“We will now work with the organising committee on securing a new date that works for the para-sport calendar.9 per cent — the lowest showing since March 2020.” Shanghai, China’s most populous city of 25 million people, has been under a lockdown that is now in its seventh week but is reopening in stages with plans to lift restrictions next month.Meanwhile, the national men's sepak takraw squad kept their nerves in check to beat hosts Vietnam and bring home the silver medal in the team event.The World University Games, scheduled for next month in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, was also postponed to next year.The urban unemployment rate also climbed to its highest level in more than two years — which Wei said will be of particular worry to China’s leadership.

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