First individuals in Asian Games history of Wenzhou

2023/09/06 18:30

Since the 8th Asian Games Bangkok 1978, athletes from Wenzhou have been a consistent presence. Do you know the "first individuals" in Wenzhou's Asian Games history?

First participant—Xie Fanghua: At the 8th Asian Games Bangkok 1978, Xie competed in the women's 100m dash.  

First gold medalist—Dai Lili: At the 9th Asian Games New Delhi 1982, Dai won two gold medals in the women's team and doubles table tennis. Four years later, at the 10th Asian Games Seoul 1986, she brought home two golds again.

First male gold medalist—Zhu Ledan: At the 10th Asian Games Seoul 1986, Zhu collaborated closely with his teammates and won the gold medal at the men's rowing Eight (M8+), becoming Wenzhou's first male gold medalist in the Asian Games. 

Individual with most participations—Zhu Qinan: He won multiple gold medals in shooting events held in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Individual with most gold medals—Xu Jiayu: He won five gold medals in swimming events in 2018 and aims to repeat his success at Hangzhou Asian Games.

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