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Asian Games Closing Ceremony Highlights: India finishes with best-ever display as 19th Asiad concludes

The closing ceremony of the 19th edition of the Asian Games will highlight China's remarkable progress in technology and will last for 75 minutes. Just like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will also feature the digital torch bearer and will be the centre of attraction.

Kumar Rupesh Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: October 08, 2023 19:09 IST
Hangzhou Asian Games closing ceremony
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Asian Games Closing Ceremony Highlights: India finishes with best-ever display as 19th Asiad concludes 

The 19th edition of the Asian Games will draw to a close with a regal closing ceremony at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium also known as the "Big Lotus". The slogan for Hangzhou 2023 "Heart to Heart" will be the theme of the ceremony and the spectacle will revolve around mutual love and admiration for each other. India finished the event in the fourth position behind table toppers China, Japan and South Korea with a total of 107 medals.

 

Asian Games Closing Ceremony Highlights: 19th edition of Asiad to culminate in style

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  • 7:04 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Thank you for joining us!

    It was an immense pleasure to bring all the action to you from Hangzhou throughout the 19th edition of the Asiad. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Toodles!

  • 7:02 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Goodbye!

    The 19th edition has paved the way for sport in the digital age and we can expect the 20th edition to be hosted in Japan to take it to a completely different level. 

  • 7:00 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Digital torchbearer in action!

    The digital torchbearer that mesmerised everyone during the opening ceremony is back to cast an enchanting spell.

  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Fireworks!!!

    Crackers of various kinds are now dazzling in the dark Hangzhou sky.

  • 6:55 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Official address of dignitaries over

    The volunteers are encircling each other with various tableau motioning along with them and the three mascots are at the centre of all the action.

  • 6:44 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Japanese flag being unfurled

    The Japanese national anthem is playing as they are the hosts of the 20th edition of the Asian Games.

  • 6:34 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Olympic Council of Asia flag flying high

    The prominent dignitaries have taken centre stage and are waving the Olympic Council of Asia flag.

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    OCA Hymn playing

    The Olympic Council of Asia hymn is playing at the moment.

  • 6:22 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Raja Randhir Singh's official address

    Raja Randhir Singh, the acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia is now addressing the crowd.

  • 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Official address

    Gao Zhidan, the president of the 19th edition of the Hangzhou Asian Games organising committee is addressing the spectators and athletes.

  • 6:15 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    3D technology on show

    AI-generated flowers of lotus and osmanthus are coming down from the top of the stadium and giving the surreal impression of shooting stars burning brightly.

  • 6:07 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Crowd going berserk

    Spectators give a rousing reception to all the athletes and are waving tiny flags in euphoria.

  • 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Big Lotus glistening brightly as lights take full effect

    The volunteers are circling around the athletes with flags of various participating countries in their hands. The stadium is fully packed with a capacity crowd.

     

  • 5:54 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Mascots lighting up the atmosphere

    The three mascots of the Asian games - Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian are singing songs alongside several children at the venue.

  • 5:49 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Contingents are all smiles

    Athletes of all countries are clicking selfies and soaking in the magnificent atmosphere.

  • 5:45 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Indian tricolour flying high

    PR Sreejesh is all smiles as he marches alongside the flag bearers of other nations while holding the Indian tricolour high.

  • 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Action underway

    The Indian contingent is making its way into the stadium led by its flag bearer PR Sreejesh.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Theme

     The closing ceremony is underway with the theme - "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou"

    It is a line from a riveting Chinese poem on Hangzhou.

  • 5:17 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    China - The table toppers

    China continued its remarkable performance and topped the medals tally. China bagged 383 medals, including 201 gold, 111 silver and 71 bronze.

  • 5:05 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    India's flag bearer for the closing ceremony revealed

    PR Sreejesh, India's veteran hockey goalkeeper and a part of the gold medal-winning team at Hangzhou will be India's flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

  • 4:53 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Slogan

    The closing ceremony will revolve around "Heart to Heart" - the slogan for Hangzhou 2023.

  • 4:35 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Terrific campaign for the Indian contingent!

    The 19th edition of the Asiad witnessed India's best-ever performance in the history of the continental event. India finished fourth on the points table behind China, Japan and South Korea with a total of 107 medals, including 28 gold, 38 silver and 41 bronze.

  • 4:27 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the closing ceremony of the 19th edition of the Asian Games. After days of riveting and high-flying action, it's time to draw curtains on the mega event. Stay tuned to our live blog for all the latest updates from Hangzhou.

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