XVII Asian Games


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XVI Asian Games (12-27 Nov. 2010)

★ Motto : Diversity Shines Here.
★ Openning Ceremony: September 19, 2014
★ Closing Ceremony: October 4, 2014
★ Participating Nations : 45
★ Athletes participating : 9501
★ Events : 439 in 36 sports
★ Athletes Oath : Oh Jin-hyek Nam Hyun-hee
★ Torch Lighter: Lee Young-ae
★ Main venue : Incheon Asiad Main Stadium
★ Total Medals : 1454 (G-439, S-439, B- 576)

★ Mascots:
» The prototypes for Harbor sales from Baengnyeong island off west coast of the Korean Peninsula, named Vichoun, Barame and Chumuro were the msacots of the game.
» Three spotted seal sibling was unveiled on 4 November, 2010 as official mascot of the games in Songdo Island, Incheon. The three seals, Known as "Barame", "Chumuro" and "Vichuon", means wind, dance and light in Korean language is in according with theme of main venue.
» The prototype was taken form Baengnyeong Island.
★ Emblem:
» A huge wing consisting of a string of "A", the first letter of "Asia", with a shining sun at its upper left, symbolising the asisan people holding hands in sky was the official emblem. The official emblem also unveiled on same day (4 Nov, 2010).

» China broke the 150 Gold barrier and finished on top with tally of 342 medals in all. It was followed by South Korea with 79 Golds and Japan with 47 Gold.
» India signed off with 57 medals- 11 Golds, 10 Silver and 36 Bronze, taking the 8th position.
» The first Gold at the Incheon for India was earned by Jitu Rani in men's 50m pistal.
» Legendary boxer M C Mary Kom become the first Indian woman boxer to clinch Asian Game Gold.
» Yogeshwar Dutt won Gold in 65 Kg freestyle wrestling, ending country's 28 years old medal drough in that event.
» Seema Punia earned country its first athletics Gold medal in the Asian Games by winning the woman's discus throw event.
» In a nail-bitting action, hockey squad led by Sardae Singh defeated Pakistan to win the Asian Games men's hockey Gold after 16 years.
» women's 4 X 400 relay team clinched the record fourth consecutive Gold.
» Japanwse swimmer Hagino Kosuke, who won seven medals, including four Golds, won the Samsung Most Valuabe player of the Games award.
» Swimmer Dmitry Jgorevich Balandin of Kazakstan won three Golds in 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke competitions.



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

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 151 108 83 342
S. Korea 79 71 84 234
Japan 47 76 77 200
kazakhastan 28 23 33 84
Iran 21 18 18 57
Thailand 12 07 28 47
North Korea 11 11 11 36
India 11 10 36 57
Chinese Tapei 10 18 23 51
Qatar 10 0 04 14




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