Para taekwondo is set to make its Asian Para Games debut at Hangzhou 2022 ©IPC

Canoeing and taekwondo are set to make their Asian Para Games debuts at Hangzhou 2022 as the event begins tomorrow with the Opening Ceremony before concluding on October 28.

The former will feature 10 events and is set to be contested at the Fuyang Water Sports Centre on Monday (October 23) and Tuesday (October 24).

No Asian country has won a medal in canoe since its introduction at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

It is hoped that the introduction into the Asian Para Games will encourage future Paralympic success.

Meanwhile, after a successful Paralympic debut at Tokyo, 2020 taekwondo is expected to be a highlight at Hangzhou 2022.

A total of 77 athletes from 17 nations will be vying for top honours in 10 categories at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre for three days of competition starting from October 23.

Uzbekistan's Isakova Ziyodakhan is among the athlete to watch in taekwondo.

She cemented her status as a medal favourite after winning the women's K44 under-47-kilograms at the recent World Championships in Veracruz.

Hangzhou 2022 is serving as a qualification event for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games with shooting, table tennis, wheelchair tennis places all on offer.

Athletics will be the largest sport in the Chinese host city with 40 of 44 National Paralympic Committees sending at least one athlete to compete.

This is resulting in a total of 656 set to participate at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium.

China topped the medal table at this year's World Championships in Paris as they won 45 medals including 16 gold.

Among the host nation's medal favourites are discus, shot put, and javelin athlete Zou Lijuan, and sprinters Zhou Zhaoqian and Liu Cuiqing.

In addition to those sports, badminton, blind football, chess, go, boccia, track and road cycling, goalball, judo, lawn bowls, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair fencing are also set to be contested.