The opening performance was followed by Korean percussionists putting up a musical act alongside local dancers, who performed a folk act.
South Korean popstar Psy performed his most popular track ‘ The Gangnam Style’ to draw curtains to the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, south Korea on Friday. He had the crowd grooving right from the time he took the stage. However, the crescendo reached its peak when he performed the Gangnam Style.
Earlier, the event kick-started with fireworks and sound and light performance by South Korean locals. The opening performance was followed by Korean percussionists putting up a musical act alongside local dancers, who performed a folk act. At the grandest sporting stage in Asia, around 13,000 athletes will be competing across 439 events in the 2014 edition of the tournament. The tournament has come a long way since it was played for the first time in New Delhi in 1951 with 11 nations participating. Even as China, which has finished first in every edition of the Asian Games since 1982, will be the firm favorites.
The Taekwondo competition will last four days, from September 30 to October 3, and will distribute 16 gold medals.