Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) - The two-week Asian Games, featuring 42 sports and more than 10,000 athletes, begin Saturday. The 16th Asian Games will be held in south China's Guangdong province, a major export hub in China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. Watch out the first day of Asian games in pictures.

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Ceremonial attendants prepare to carry the first medals to be presented at the 16th Asian Games to the winners of the men's Changquan section of the Wushu in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Japan's Daisuke Ichikizaki performs during the men's Changquan section of the Wushu event of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
The Athletes dive into the water at the start of the Women's Individual Triathlon at the Triathlon Venue during day one of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 in Guangzhou, China. (GETTY IMAGES)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Japan's Akane Tsuchihashi competes in the women's triathlon event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. (REUTERS)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Dai Shengnan of China (L) runs out Emylia Eliani Md Rahim (unseen) of Malaysia as compatriot Rewina Mohammad runs to her crease during the women's cricket group pool A, match 1 at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. (AFP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Kitamichi Mitsugu of Japan bats against Thailand during their preliminaries game 1 baseball match during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. (AFP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
South Korea's Jang Yun Jung, second right, is assisted by officials after she collapsed at the finish line of the women's Triathalon at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
South Korea's Jang Yun Jung, collapses at the finish line of the women's Triathalon at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Venise Chan of Hong Kong serves to Bermet Duvanaeva of Kyrgyzstan in the Women's Team Tennis Round 1 at the Aoti Tennis Centre during day one of the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou. (GETTY)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Ashwini Machimanda (R) and Jwala Gutta (L) of India react to a winning point against Polii Greysia and Jauhari Meiliana of Indonesia during their badminton women's team round of 16 match at the16th Asian Games in the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium. (AFP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Lin Fan of China competes in the women's Wushu Nandao all-round during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. Lin scored 9.9. (AFP)

Asian Games 2010 Day 1 In Pictures
Venise Chan from Hong Kong returns a back hand against Bermet Duvanaeva from Kyrgyzstan during the tennis Women's team 1rst round event at the Aoti tennis centre during the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (AFP)


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