XIII Asian Games

 

5th, 6th, 8th and 13th. Bangkok , the capital of Thailand , held yet another Asiad for the 4th time. With eventual hosting of the Olympic Games in sight, Thailand's effort to host 13th Asiad begun as far back as in 1988, during the Seoul Olympiad. Due to dwindling Asian economy that resulted in devastating Asian currency crisis of 1997 to 98, serious concerns were raised on feasibility of Thailand for staging the Games. However, galvanized with know-how of hosting three successful Asiad and dedication, Bangkok bounced back stronger than ever before to stage one of the greatest Asian Games. Also, it was the Games with comprehensive marketing plan for generating revenues shared by member countries NOCs for promotion of sports. Among 36 sports and 2 demonstration events, Rugby , Billiards & Snooker and Squash were added to the list. China , South Korea and Japan were top three contenders for medals, and Thailand , Kazkhstan and Chinese Taipei did quite well, also.

Participating Nations

42

Participants

6554

Sports/Events

36

Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Billiard & Snooker, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karatedo, Rowing, Rugby, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Softball, soft Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu and Yachting.

It was the first marketed Asian Games.

Sports added: rugby, billiards, snooker and squash.

Demonstration Sport: dance.

New world and Asian records were set.

The top three winners were: China , Korea and Japan.


Medal Tally of 13th Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

China

129

78

67

274

2

South Korea

65

46

53

164

3

Japan

52

61

68

181

4

Thailand

24

26

40

90

5

Kazakhstan

24

24

30

78

6

Taipei

19

17

41

77

7

Iran

10

11

13

34

8

North Korea

7

14

12

33

9

India

7

11

17

35

10

Uzbekistan

6

22

12

40

11

Indonesia

6

10

11

27

12

Malaysia

5

10

14

29

13

Hong Kong

5

6

6

17

14

Kuwait

4

6

4

14

15

Sri Lanka

3

0

3

6

16

Pakistan

2

4

9

15

17

Singapore

2

3

9

14

18

Qatar

2

3

3

8

19

Mongolia

2

2

10

14

20

Myanmar

1

6

4

11

21

Philippines

1

5

12

18

22

Vietnam

1

5

11

17

23

Turkmenistan

1

0

1

2

24

Kyrgyzstan

-

3

3

6

25

Jordan

-

3

2

5

26

Syria

-

2

4

6

27

Nepal

-

1

3

4

28

U. Arab Emirate

-

1

1

2

29

Macau

-

1

-

1

30

Bangladesh

-

-

1

1

31

Brunei

-

-

1

1

32

Laos

-

-

1

1

33

Oman

-

-

1

1

Total

378

381

467

1226

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 13th Asian Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Boxing

-

1

3

4

2.

Hockey

-

-

1

1

3.

Kabbadi

-

1

-

1

4.

Rowing

-

-

2

2

5.

Sailing

-

1

1

2

6.

Snooker

1

-

2

3

7.

Squash

1

1

-

2

Total

2

4

9

15

 

S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal
   Boxing

1.

Mr. Muzaffar Iqbal

91 Kgs

Silver

2.

Mr. Haider Ali

51 Kgs

Bronze

3.

Mr. Shoukat Ali

81 Kgs

Bronze

4.

Mr. Shahid Hussain

Over 91 Kgs

Bronze

   Hockey

1.

Pakistan Team

Hockey (Men)

Bronze

   Kabaddi

1.

Pakistan Team

Kabaddi (Men)

Silver

   Rowing

1.

Mr. Muhammad Akram

Single Scull (Light Weight)

Bronze

2.

Mr. Muhammad Akram

Single Scull (Open Weight)

Bronze

   Sailing

1.

M/s Munir Sadiq & Mamoon Sadiq

Enterprise Class

Silver

2.

Mr. Zahid Rauf

International Hath Class

Bronze

   Snooker

1.

Mr. Shoukat Ali

Single

Gold

2.

M/s Saleh Muhammad & Farhan Mirza

Double

Bronze

3.

M/s Shoukat, Saleh & Farhan

Team

Bronze

   Squash

1.

Mr. Zarak Jehan Khan

Single

Gold

2.

Mr. Amjad Khan

Singles

Silver