1st Asian Youth Games


The 1st Asian Youth were held in Singapore from 29th June to 7th July, 2009. More than 6,200 spectators were treated to a visual spectacle which showcased the exuberance of youth and multi-cultural diversity of Asia during the 1st Asian Youth Games (AYG) Singapore 2009 Opening Ceremony on 29th June 2009.

The Opening Ceremony show segment was a sight to be hold with three exciting mass displays titled "Garden in the City", "Asia's Zest" and "Spirit of Evolution" unfold at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

400 eager young performers from Singapore's primary schools burst into the stadium and grooved in synchrony to a medley of songs sung in different Asian languages. They were decked out in colourful costumes and props depicting Singapore's national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, to welcome Asia's youth to the "Garden in the City".

Singapore's Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, was the Guest of Honour. Representatives from the Olympic Council of Asia and the Singapore National Olympic Council were also present to witness the memorable event.

AYG Singapore 2009 aimed to gather the youth from around Asia in a celebration of youth, sports and learning where they will engage in friendly competition and imbibe the Olympic sporting values of excellence, friendship and respect.

The plan for the Asian Youth Games was part of Singapore’s bid to stage the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (YOG). The purpose was to allow youths to use the chance to benchmark their performances against youth teams from Asian nations. The Games also provided Singapore with an opportunity to test organizational and logistical capabilities in advance of the 2010 YOG.

Participating Nations

43

Participants

1000 athletes aged between 14 and 17

Sports/Disciplines

10 Disciplines

Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Diving, FIBA 33 (Basketball), Football, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming and Table Tennis.


The top three winners were China, Korea and Thailand:


Medal Tally of 1st Asian Youth Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
 Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Total

1

People's Republic of China (CHN)

25

16

11

52

2

Republic of Korea (KOR)

20

17

17

54

3

Thailand (THA)

11

7

2

20

4

Singapore (SIN)

9

6

15

30

5

Hong Kong, China (HKG)

5

8

5

18

6

Japan (JPN)

5

6

4

15

7

India (IND)

5

3

3

11

8

Kazakhstan (KAZ)

4

6

4

14

9

Kuwait (KUW)

3

3

5

11

10

D.P.R. of Korea (PRK)

1

4

4

9

11

Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)

1

3

2

6

12

Chinese Taipei (TPE)

1

2

7

10

13

Yemen (YEM)

1

0

0

1

14

Qatar (QAT)

0

2

0

2

14

Vietnam (VIE)

0

2

0

2

16

Saudi Arabia (KSA)

0

1

2

3

16

Sri Lanka (SRI)

0

1

2

3

18

Philippines (PHI)

0

1

1

2

19

Macau, China (MAC)

0

1

0

1

20

Uzbekistan (UZB)

0

0

3

3

21

Bahrain (BRN)

0

0

1

1

21

Indonesia (INA)

0

0

1

1

21

Malaysia (MAS)

0

0

1

1

21

Myanmar (MYA)

0

0

1

1

21

Pakistan (PAK)

0

0

1

1

Total

91

89

92

272



Pakistan's Participation in 1st Asian Youth Games Games

39-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the 1st Asian Youth Games scheduled held in Singapore from 29th June to 7th July, 2008. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials

1.

Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema

Chef-De-Mission

2.

Mr. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood

Secretary-Cum-Treasurer

3.

Dr. Waqar Ahmad

Doctor

Athletics

4.

Ch. Muhammad Siddiq

Coach

5.

Mr. Raheem Khan

Player

6.

Miss Wajiha Karim

   “

Football

7.

Mr. Muhammad Rashid

Manager/Coach

8.

Mr. Bilal Ahmad Butt

Assistant Coach

9.

Mr. Muhammad Karim

Assistant Coach

10.

Mr. Zahid Taj

Goal Keeper Coach

11.

Mr. Jehangeer Khan

FIFA Referee

12.

Mr. Ahsan-Ullah

Players

13.

Mr. Adeel Khalid

   “

14.

Mr. Awais Anwar

   “

15.

Mr. Muhammad Sajid

   “

16.

Mr. Uzair

   “

17.

Mr. Abdul Waheed

   “

18.

Mr. Habib-Ullah

   “

19.

Mr. Muhammad Bilal

   “

20.

Mr. Muhammad Nawaz

   “

21.

Mr. Aamir

   “

22.

Mr. Fazal Muhammad

   “

23.

Mr. Muhammad Muddasir

   “

24.

Mr. Moaz Akbar

   “

25.

Mr. Wahab Mahmood

   “

26.

Syed Fahim Shah

   “

27.

Mr. Fahad Tariq

   “

28.

Mr. Aman-Ullah

   “

29.

Mr. Munwar Abbas

   “

Sailing

30.

Lt. Cdr. Zahid Rauf

Team Official

31.

Mr. Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed

Player

32.

Ms. Pulwasha Salahuddin Khattak

  “

Swimming

33.

Mrs. Yasmeen Arshad Ahmed

Team Official

34.

Mr. Ghulam Muhammad

Player

35.

Ms. Ghulam Sakina

  “

Table Tennis

36.

Mr. Arif Khan

Coach

37.

Syed Anns

Player

38.

Mr. Tabish Khurshid

  “

39.

Ms. Abeera Ali

  “


Pakistan Medal Tally in 1st Asian Youth Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

-

-

1

1

Total

-

-

1

1



S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal
   Athletics

1.

Mr. Raheem Khan

Javelin Throw

Bronze