2023 Asian Games: Entries Released For Action Kicking Off On Sunday


  • Sunday, September 24th – Friday, September 29th (swimming)
  • Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Aquatic Sports Arena, Hangzhou, China
  • LCM (50m)
  • Meet Central
  • Entries
  • Results

The 19th Asian Games will see swimming action kicking off on Sunday, September 24th, and spanning through Friday, September 29th. The typically quadrennial multi-sport competition was postponed from 2022 due to COVID-19-related concerns within the host nation of China.

The 2018 edition saw Japan top the swimming medal table, amassing 52 pieces of hardware including 19 golds. China was a near runner-up, collecting 50 medals with 19 golds. Singapore rounded out the top three with 6 medals in all.

China is coming off of a hugely successful World Championships which saw swimmers like Qin Haiyang breaking through big-time. Qin completed the breaststroke sweep, including nailing a new World Record in the 200m breast in a time of 2:05.48.

Teammate Zhang Yufei also captured the women’s 100m butterfly world title, putting her potential Asian competitors on notice.

But Japan carries big guns Tomoru Honda, Daiya Seto and comeback swimmer Rikako Ikee among its arsenal to rival the Asian world across multiple events.

Korean Hwang Sunwoo leads his nation’s charge and quest for a potential gold medal in the men’s 4x200m free relay, while Hong Kong Olympic multi-gold medalist Siobhan Haughey is a threat in the women’s freestyle.

Below are key competitors entered per nation to get our excitement brewing.


  • Chen Juner
  • Dong Zhihao
  • Li Bingjie
  • Liu Yaxin
  • Pan Zhanle
  • Peng Xuwei
  • Qin Haiyang
  • Sun Jiajun
  • Wang Shun
  • Wang Xueer
  • Xu Jiayu
  • Yan Zibei
  • Yang Junxuan
  • Ye Shiwen
  • Yu Yiting
  • Zhang Yufei

Hong Kong


  • Reona Aoki
  • Tomoru Honda
  • Chihiro Igarashi
  • Rikako Ikee
  • Nagisa Ikemoto
  • Ryosuke Irie
  • Waka Kobori
  • Katsuhiro Matsumoto
  • Airi Mitsui
  • Naoki Mizunuma
  • Katsumi Nakamura
  • Miyu Namba
  • Mio Narita
  • Yui Ohashi
  • Shoma Sato
  • Shinri Shioura
  • Rio Shirai
  • Satomi Suzuki
  • Hidekazu Takehara
  • Ageha Tanigawa
  • Ippei Watanabe


  • Hwang Sunwoo
  • Kim Seoyeong
  • Kim Woomin
  • Lee Hojoon
  • Lee Juho
  • Yang Jaehoon


  • Maximillian Ang
  • Christie Chu
  • Glen Lim
  • Quah Jing Wen
  • Quah Ting Wen
  • Quah Zheng Wen
  • Letitia Sim
  • Jonathan Tan
  • Zachary Tan
  • Tzen Wei Teong


  • Dulyawat Kaewsriyong 
  • Tonnam Kanteemool
  • Navaphat Wongcharoen
  • Jenjira Srisa Ard
  • Saovanee Boonamphai
  • Kamonchanok Kwanmuang


  • Huy Hoang Nguyen
  • Thuy Hien Nguyen
  • Hung Nguyen Tran



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2 months ago

Qin is entered in the 200 IM 👀

Alison England
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

I mentioned that the other day on a different thread. He did a 1.57 in March, so it should be interesting!

Alison England
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

1.57.68 in March, 1.57.79 in May. Both swum in China.

Radio Predictor
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

If he takes it seriously, i bet it’s under 1.55 but we will see maybe he could challenge Leon next year

Alison England
Reply to  Radio Predictor
2 months ago

You think he will go under 1.55? Leon’s PB is 1.54.82 (European record).

Alison England
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

He has qualified fastest into the final.

2 months ago

Just throwing it out there, Mongolia (29) is sending more swimmers than South Korea (24). Of the 29, 24 of them still have junior eligibility.

2 months ago

I don’t know if I understood, but weren’t the Russians invited to this meet or was another?

Reply to  Mike
2 months ago

It was discussed and certain invites were sent, but it ultimately lost blessing of the IOC and fell apart.


Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

Missed that article, thanks!

2 months ago

Maybe a few world number one times incoming

2 months ago

Previews incoming?

2 months ago

Phillipines: Kayla sanchez

Reply to  Titobiloluwa
2 months ago

Yeah ! Excited to see what she does !

Lord mofo
2 months ago

damn Japan really sent the entire squad to the asian games. i guess they wanna win badly

Fukuoka Gold
Reply to  Lord mofo
2 months ago

Asian Games is always a priority for Asian countries

Reply to  Lord mofo
2 months ago

Japan sent the entire squad to every Asian Games.

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