XVI Asian Games


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XVI Asian Games (12-27 Nov. 2010)

★ Motto : Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia.
★ Mascots: Le Yangyang (5 rams)
★ Openning Ceremony: 12th Nov., 2010
★ Closing Ceremony: 27th Nov., 2010
★ Official opened by : Wen Jiabao, the Chinese Premier
★ Main Stadium : Haixinsha Island
★ Host City: Guangzhou, China
★ Participating Nations : 45
★ Events : 476 in 42 sports
★ Athletes participating : 9704
★ Athletes Oath : Fu Haifeng
★ Jndge's Oath : Yan Ninan
★ Torch Lighter: He Chong (Diver and the last Torch bearer)
★ Most Valuable Player : Lin Dan (the Chinese shuttler)
» The 16th Asian Games kicked off in style at Guangzhou, China with an eye-catching water themed opening ceremony involving set sail, a boat parade on the Zhujiang (Pearl) river on 12th Nov. 2010.
» This was the first occasion that an Asian Games inaugural gala was held outside a stadium.
» The Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, declared the Games open. Badminton star Fu Haifeng took the Oath of honour on behalf of the athletes while gymnastics referee Yan Ninan took the oath on behalf of the refrees.
» Gagan Narang, world record holder in shooting, carried the flag India in the opening ceremony at Guangzhou.
» Vijender Singh (Boxing), the World and Olympic medalist, helped India finish on a high by beating the two time World Champion Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan.
» Vikas Krishnan also won a Gold medal in Boxing.
» The 13 boxers returned with nine medals, though the five-time World Champion Mary Kom had to settle for Bronze.
» The rowers won one Gold, three Silver and a Bronze.
» In Kabaddi, India won both the Golds for Men's and Women's events.
» Virdhawal Khade won the first swimming medal since 1986.
» 16th Asian Games (2010) get off with a grand begining at Hnixinsha Island, Guangzhou on 12th November 2010
» India bagged the first gold medal at Guangzhou, when Pankaj Advani won Gold in the men's English Billiards.
» Chinn, South Korea and Japan came first, second and third respectively in the 16th Asian Games.
» XVI Asian came to a close on Nov. 27, 2010 with China (199 Gold, 119 Silver and 98 Bronze) topping the overall medals tally.
» India won 14 gold, 17 silver and 33 bronze medals and managed to occupy the 6th position.



ASIAN GAMES : (Final Medals Tally of Top 10 Countries)

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 199 119 98 416
S. Korea 76 65 91 232
Japan 48 74 94 216
Iran 20 14 25 59
Kazakhastan 18 23 38 79
India 14 17 33 64
Chinese Taipei 13 16 38 67
Uzbekistan 11 22 23 56
Thailand 11 09 32 52
Malaysia 09 18 14 41




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