VIII Asian Games

As in the crisis of 1970, Bangkok once again stepped in to save the noble cause after both Singapore and Islamabad (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) had to pull out as host for the 8th Asiad due to political and financial reasons. For the Kingdom of Thailand , it became her 3rd Asiad as host in a span of 12 years. It was agreed that in order to save the Asiad, participating countries / NOCs share the cost of organizing the Games. Also, the exclusion of Israel and Taiwan drew hostile reactions from international sports organizations. In medal tally, China returned to the Games with astonishing gusto, bagging 151 medals and closing in on Japan . South Korea , North Korea and Thailand showed their strength, but it was evident for many that Japanese supremacy was coming to an end.

Participating Nations

25

Participants

3842

Sports/Events

19
Athletics, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Cycling, Boxing, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Fencing, Shooting, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Archery, Bowling and Sailing.

Was originally awarded to Islamabad , Pakistan but due to political and financial issues the Games were shifted to Bangkok , Thailand.

Israel was shifted to Europe.

New affiliated member Country's (NOCs): Syria , UAE, Bangladesh , Lebanon , Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Archery and Bowling new sports.

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


Medal Tally of 8th Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

Japan

70

58

49

177

2

China

51

55

45

151

3

South Korea

18

20

31

69

4

North Korea

15

13

15

43

5

Thailand

11

11

20

42

6

India

11

11

6

28

7

Indonesia

8

7

18

33

8

Pakistan

4

4

9

17

9

Philippines

4

4

6

14

10

Iraq

2

4

6

12

11

Singapore

2

1

4

7

12

Malaysia

2

1

3

6

13

Mongolia

1

3

5

9

14

Lebanon

1

1

-

2

15

Syria

1

-

-

1

16

Myanmar

-

3

3

6

17

Hong Kong

-

2

3

5

18

Sri Lanka

-

-

2

2

19

Kuwait

-

-

1

1

Total

201

198

226

625

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 8th Asian Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

-

1

-

1

2.

Badminton

-

-

1

1

3.

Boxing

2

1

3

6

4.

Hockey

1

-

-

1

5.

Lawn Tennis

-

1

1

2

6.

Yachting

1

-

-

1

7.

Weightlifting

-

-

1

1

8.

Wrestling

-

1

3

4

Total

4

4

9

17

 

S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal

   Athletics

1.

N/Sub Muhammad Younis

1500 Metres

Silver

   Badminton

1.

Mr. Tariq Wadood

Team Championship

 

Bronze

 

2.

Mr. Javed Iqbal

3.

Mr. Hasan Shaheed

4.

Mr. Zahid Maqbool

   Boxing

1.

Mr. Iqbal Muhammad

Lt. Hvy Weight

Gold

2.

Mr. Imtiaz Mahmood

Heavy Weight

Gold

3.

Mr. Khan Mohammad

Feather Weight

Silver

4.

Mr. Ali Bux

Lt Fly Weight

Bronze

5.

Mr. Muhammad Sadiq

Fly Weight

Bronze

6.

Mr. Saeed

Lt. Middle Weight

Bronze

   Hockey

1.

Pakistan Team

Hockey (Men)

Gold

   Lawan Tennis

1.

Mr. M. Nadir Ali Khan

Team Championship

Silver

2.

Mr. Jamil Ahmed

3.

Mr. Nasir Munir Ahmed

4.

Mr. Altaf Hussain

5.

Mr. M. Nadir Ali Khan

Singles

Bronze

   Yachting

1.

Mr. Byram Avari & S/Lt. Munir Sadiq

Enterprise Class

Gold

   Weightlifting

1.

Mr. Muhammad Manzoor

50 kg

Silver

   Wrestling

1.

Mr. Muhammad Azeem

57 Kg

Silver

2.

Mr. Abdul Waheed

62 Kg

Bronze

3.

Mr. Salah-ud-Din

100 Kg

Bronze

4.

Mr. Javed Iqbal

+ 100 Kg

Bronze