VII Asian Games

 

For the first time in the Asiad history, the Games were hosted in Middle East . Tehran , the capital of Aryameher Empire known as Iran . 25 countries/NOCs, the maximum participation so far, including the People's Republic of China and Democratic People's Republic of Korea brought the largest delegation to the Asian Games. It was a sure sign of growth and expansion of the Asian Games Movement. Gymnastics and Fencing were new additional disciplines from this Asiad. In addition to use of the state-of-the-art technologies, from synthetic track to photo-finish camera, the Games was known for strict security measures due to reported threats from the Palestinians and a Japanese militant sect.

Participating Nations

25

Participants

3010

Sports/Events

16
Athletics, Swimming, Shooting, Cycling, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Boxing, Table Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Badminton, Fencing and Hockey

This was the first time the Games were held in the Eastern part of Asia.

Security was tight due to the impact of the assassination of Israeli athletes during the 20th Olympics in Munich 1972.

Significant in that Iran allowed Israel to participate, and the 1974 Games also saw the return and first participation of communist countries such as China , Mongolia and DPR Korea.

There were 16 sports and 182 events.

Sports added: fencing and gymnastics.

New and advanced sports facilities and equipment were used for the first time in Asian Games history.

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


Medal Tally of 7th Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

Japan

75

49

51

175

2

Iran

36

28

17

81

3

China

33

45

28

106

4

North Korea

16

26

16

58

5

South Korea

15

14

17

46

6

Israel

7

4

8

19

7

India

4

12

12

28

8

Thailand

4

2

8

14

9

Indonesia

3

4

4

11

10

Magnolia

2

5

8

15

11

Pakistan

2

-

8

10

12

Sri Lanka

2

-

-

2

13

Singapore

2

3

7

12

14

Burma

1

2

3

6

15

Iraq

1

-

5

6

16

Philippines

1

2

15

18

17

Malaysia

-

1

4

5

18

Kuwait

-

1

-

1

19

Afghanistan

-

-

1

1

Total

204

198

212

614

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 7th Asian Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

1

-

2

3

2.

Boxing

-

-

4

4

3.

Hockey

1

-

-

1

4.

Lawn Tennis

-

-

1

1

5.

Wrestling

-

-

1

1

Total

2

0

8

10

 

S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal

   Athletics

1.

N/Sub. Muhammad Younis

1500 Metres

Gold

2.

Mr. Nusrat Iqbal Sahi

200 Metres

Bronze

3.

Mr. Muhammad Siddiq

800 Metres

Bronze

   Boxing

1.

Mr. Siraj-ud-Din

Lt. Middle Weight

Bronze

2.

Mr. Habib-ur-Rehman

Middle Weight

Bronze

3.

Mr. Khalid Hussain

Lt. Hvy Weight

Bronze

4.

Mr. Sowar Shah

Heavy Weight

Bronze

   Hockey

1.

Pakistan Team

Hockey (Men)

Gold

   Lawan Tennis

1.

Mr. Munawar Iqbal

Men's Team

Bronze

2.

Mr. Saeed Mir

3.

Mr. Meer Muhammad

4.

Res. Ismail Majid

   Wrestling

1.

Sub. Maroof Khan

Super Hvy Weight

Bronze