The Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, have been full of surprises so far, with a number of upsets shaking up the competition. One of the biggest upsets came in the men’s basketball tournament, where the defending champion South Korean team was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Chinese team.
The South Koreans were the favorites to win the gold medal, but they were unable to overcome a strong Chinese team. The Chinese played with great energy and intensity, and they were able to hit some big shots down the stretch to secure the victory.
Other upsets at the Asian Games 2023 include:
- The Chinese women’s volleyball team, the defending champion, was eliminated in the semifinals by the Japanese team.
- The Iranian men’s judo team, one of the strongest teams in the world, was unable to win a gold medal in any event.
- The Indian men’s hockey team, ranked No. 5 in the world, was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Malaysians.
These upsets are a reminder that anything can happen in sport, and that even the best teams are vulnerable. They also add to the excitement and drama of the Asian Games 2023, which have been a thrilling spectacle so far.
It remains to be seen whether there will be any more upsets before the Asian Games 2023 conclude on October 15, 2023. However, one thing is for sure: the competition has been wide open, and any team could potentially win a medal.