Games Special ; Photos ; All you need to know. Here, we take a look at India's medals tally at each of the previous editions of the continent's biggest multi-sport event. Also read: Where to watch the Games?
The year-old Uzbekistan gymnast took silver in the vault, one-tenth of a point behind year-old South Korean Yeo Seo-jeong. Chusovitina, who won the vault at the Asian Games and took silver medals in the event at the and editions, is competing with the intention of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in — at Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee has been a star in the pool, and picked up her fifth gold medal and seventh overall of the meet to give her country a slight lead over China for swimming superiority.
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India concluded its run at the Asian Games with a record show that boasted of a total of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze. The previous highest medal tally for India was at the edition in Guangzhou, China where they had finished sixth with 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze. The edition of the Games saw participation from more than 10, athletes.
South Korea did not participate, however, due to the Korean War, which had started the previous year and would last until Politics were playing a big part behind the scenes as, succumbing to pressure from Arab countries and China, the Indonesian Government refused to issue visas to the delegations from Israel and Taiwan. Taiwan and Israel returned to the Games and a total number of 1, athletes from 16 countries were involved in the event.
The Indian Women's team played some excellent hockey on the way to the final, but were outclassed by Japan in the gold medal match and ended up losing They won a silver medal for their efforts. Varun Thakkar and Ganapathy Chengappa of India finished third in the 49er Men category to win a bronze medal in sailing, after an event that spanned fifteen races.
India was ranked 8th with 10 gold medals. India moved up to the seventh spot from the previous eighth spot in the medals table. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jump to navigation. Indian clinched five medals on Day 12 of Asian Games to take their medal tally to In the process, India also eclipsed the medal tally 57 of Incheon Games. The first medal of came in women's discus throw as veteran Seema Punia clinched bronze.
With the Asian Games set to get underway in Indonesia's Jakarta and Palembang, the first ever multi-city event, India's athletes will be hoping to emulate their success at the Commonwealth Games. It is no small target, considering results and outcomes from the Asian Games play a role in future events such as Olympics, World Cups and World Championships. Commonwealth Games, however, are an easier affair with many prominent nations out and big athletes opting to stay away.
Busan was the second South Korean city to host the Games, after Seoul in A total of 6, athletes—4, men and 1, women—from 44 Asian National Olympic Committees NOCs participated in 38 sports divided into events; the number of competing athletes was higher than the Asian Gamesin which 6, athletes from 41 NOCs participated. Afghanistan returned after the fall of the Taliban government in the midst of ongoing war ; East Timornewest member of the OCA made its debut; and North Korea competed for the first time in an international sporting event hosted by South Korea.