III Asian Games

The Japanese gave a new meaning to "Perfection" during 3rd Asian Games held in Tokyo , the capital of Japan . Total of 13 sports were competed, an increase of 5 from the previous one. Also, the torch relay was introduced as a new tradition of the Asian Games. The relay was commenced from the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, the venue of the previous Games in Manila . In Japan , the torch was relayed from the U.S. occupied Okinawa to Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu , for a journey through Japanese archipelago. At the Opening Ceremony on May 24, the Sacred Flame was ignited by Mikio Oda, the first Asian to win an Olympic gold medal in triple jump event at 1928 Amsterdam Olympiad.

Participating Nations

20

Participants

1422

Sports/Events

13
Athletics, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Boxing, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Hockey and Cycling

Sports added: tennis, volleyball, table tennis, hockey and cycling.

Demonstration Sports: badminton and judo.

The Torch Relay was performed for the first time.

A total of 13 sports and 97 events were organized.

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


Medal Tally of 3rd Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

Japan

67

41

30

138

2

Philippines

8

19

21

48

3

Korea

8

7

12

27

4

China

6

9

10

25

5

Pakistan

6

5

4

15

6

India

5

3

3

11

7

Iran

4

6

6

16

8

Vietnam

2

-

-

2

9

Burma

2

-

-

2

10

Singapore

1

1

-

2

11

Ceylon

1

-

-

1

12

Indonesia

-

2

4

6

13

Thailand

-

1

3

4

14

Malaysia

-

-

2

2

15

Israel

-

-

1

1

16

Hong Kong

-

-

1

1

Total

110

94

97

301

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 3rd Asian Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

5

4

4

13

2.

Boxing

-

2

2

4

3.

Cycling

-

2

1

3

4.

Hockey

1

-

-

1

5.

Wrestling

-

3

2

5

Total

6

11

9

26

 

S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal

   Athletics

1.

Sub. Abdul Khaliq

100 Metres

Gold

2.

H/Capt. Mubarik Shah

3000 M S/Chase

Gold

3.

H/Capt. Ghulam Raziq

100 M Hurdles

Gold

4.

H/Capt. Muhammad Iqbal

Hammer

Gold

5.

H/Capt. Muhammad Nawaz

Javelin

Gold

6.

Sub. Abdul Khaliq

200 Metres

Silver

7.

H/Capt. Mubarik Shah

100000 Metres

Silver

8.

H/Capt. Jalal Khan

Javelin

Silver

9.

N/Sub. Muhammad Ayub

Discuss

Silver

10.

M/s Sharif, Raziq, Ramzan, Khaliq

4 x 100 m Relay

Bronze

11.

Hav. Ramzan Ali

Long Jump

Bronze

12.

H/Capt. Malik Noor

Hammer

Bronze

13.

H/Lt. Allah Ditta

Pole Vault

Bronze

   Boxing

1.

H/Capt. Sultan Mahmood

Middle Weight

Silver

2.

Mr. Khalid Mumtaz

Heavy Weight

Silver

3.

Mr. M. Nasir

Bantam Weight

Bronze

4.

Mr. Bait Hussain

Light Weight

Bronze

   Cycling

1.

M/s G.H. Baloch, Shah Rukh, M. Ashiq, A.R. Baloch

4000 M Team Pursuit

Silver

2.

M/s Shah Rukh, M.S. Farooqi

2000 M Tandem Race

Silver

3.

Mr. Shah Rukh

1000 M Sprint

Bronze

   Hockey

1.

Pakistan Team

Hockey (Men)

Gold

   Wrestling

1.

Mr. Muhammad Akhtar

Bantam Weight

Silver

2.

Mr. Siraj Din

Feather Weight

Silver

3.

Mr. Muhammad Nazir

Heavy Weight

Silver

4.

Mr. Shuja-ud-Din

Fly Weight

Bronze

5.

Mr. Muhammad Bashir

Welter Weight

Bronze