The Asian Games 2022 mascot has been announced by Olympic Council of Asia(OCA) on Friday during a digital launch ceremony. As a official mascot the three sporty robots representing the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hangzhou in eastern China.
The mascot of 19th Asian Games was unveiled during a digital launch ceremony, due to Coronavirus Pandemic. The three robots are known collectively as the ‘smart triplets’ to consider the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province.
The organising committee received 4,633 submissions for the mascot designs and the robot characters were the creations of Zhang Wen and Yang Hongyi, lecturers from the China Academy of Art.
The robot ‘Congcong’ represents the archaeological ruins of Liangzhu city. It derives its name from the Cong jade pendant — the quintessential relic unearthed from the ruins dating back 5,000 years. It take up yellow, the colour of earth and bumper harvest, as the main tone.
The robot ‘Lianlian’ represents the West Lake and the name signifies a lake full of lush lotus leaves. Green stands for life and nature.
The third mascot is ‘Chenchen’, which represents the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. It takes its name from the Gongchen Bridge — a landmark structure in the Hangzhou section of the Grand Canal. Blue represents science and technology.
The OCA’s 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from September 10 to 25, 2022. It will be the third Asian Games to be hosted by China.