2009 Asian Indoor Games

The 3rd Asian Indoor Games (Vietnamese: Đại hội Thể thao Trong nhà châu Á 2009) were held in Vietnam from 30 October till 8 November 2009.

III Asian Indoor Games
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Slogan: "For A Rising Asia"
Host cityHanoi, Vietnam
Nations participating42
Athletes participating2,456
Events215 in 24 sports
Opening ceremony30 October
Closing ceremony8 November
Officially opened byNguyễn Minh Triết
President of Vietnam
Torch lighterBùi Thị Nhung
Main venueMỹ Đình National Stadium
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MascotEdit

The mascot of the 2009 event is the Ho chicken (Gà Hồ), a distinctly Vietnamese rare breed of chicken, familiar as a symbol in Vietnam. According to folklore, the chicken (particularly the roosters) have the five qualities of a man of honour: literacy, martial arts, physical strength, humanity and loyalty. The symbolism in the context of the AIGs is that the Gà Hồ rooster rising himself to welcome the sun is linked to the readiness of the sports industry of Vietnam to host this major event.

VenuesEdit

 
Official mascot
 
Mascot printed in Hanoi

Participating nationsEdit

All of OCA members participated in the Games, excluding: Pakistan, Palestine, & Timor-Leste. In the brackets are the total numbers of the athletes.[1]

Non-competing nationsEdit

Only one country just sent officials.

SportsEdit

The 2009 Asian Indoor Games did not feature indoor cycling, extreme sports and indoor hockey which were played in the previous games. All of the demonstration sports in the 2007 Asian Indoor Games namely, 3 on 3 basketball, kurash and kickboxing, were included in this year's Asian Indoor Games.

Demonstration sports

CalendarEdit

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
October / November 2009 28th
Wed
29th
Thu
30th
Fri
31st
Sat
1st
Sun
2nd
Mon
3rd
Tue
4th
Wed
5th
Thu
6th
Fri
7th
Sat
8th
Sun
Gold
medals
Ceremonies OC CC
 
  3x3 basketball 1 1 2
  Aerobic gymnastics 4 4
  Bowling 1 1 1 1 2 6
  Boxing 8 8
Board games   Chess 1 2 1 4
  Xiangqi 1 1 2
  Cue sports 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 10
  Dancesport 5 5 10
  Dragon & lion dance 2 2 2 6
  Esports 1 1 2 2 6
  Finswimming 5 6 5 16
  Futsal 1 1 2
  Indoor archery 4 4 8
  Indoor athletics 6 7 13 26
  Indoor kabaddi 1 1
  Kickboxing 8 8
  Kurash 2 3 3 8
  Muaythai 9 9
  Pencak silat 3 12 15
  Pétanque 2 2 4
  Sepak takraw 2 2
  Short course swimming 8 7 8 7 30
  Shuttlecock 2 2 2 6
  Vovinam 6 4 4 14
  Wushu 6 2 8
Total gold medals 17 21 32 13 29 20 31 52 215
October / November 2009 28th
Wed
29th
Thu
30th
Fri
31st
Sat
1st
Sun
2nd
Mon
3rd
Tue
4th
Wed
5th
Thu
6th
Fri
7th
Sat
8th
Sun
Gold
medals
Ju-jitsu & belt wrestling   Belt wrestling 8 6 14
  Ju-jitsu 5 5 10

Medal tableEdit

 
Opening ceremony at My Dinh National Stadium

  *   Host nation (Vietnam)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)48251992
2  Vietnam (VIE)*42302294
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)21162158
4  Thailand (THA)19173470
5  Iran (IRI)17151345
6  South Korea (KOR)16141646
7  India (IND)692540
8  Hong Kong (HKG)691732
9  Indonesia (INA)631423
10  Uzbekistan (UZB)591024
11  Japan (JPN)59923
12  Saudi Arabia (KSA)4329
13  Laos (LAO)381425
14  Chinese Taipei (TPE)351523
15  Malaysia (MAS)35816
16  United Arab Emirates (UAE)3036
17  Qatar (QAT)2338
18  Singapore (SIN)17311
19  Cambodia (CAM)14712
20  Philippines (PHI)14510
21  Jordan (JOR)1416
22  Bahrain (BRN)1315
23  Macau (MAC)1236
24  Mongolia (MGL)0257
25  Iraq (IRQ)0246
26  Afghanistan (AFG)0224
27  Brunei (BRU)0167
28  Kuwait (KUW)0145
29  Sri Lanka (SRI)0123
30  Syria (SYR)0112
31  Tajikistan (TJK)0101
32  Bangladesh (BAN)0011
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
  Lebanon (LIB)0011
Totals (34 nations)215215292722

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Macau
Asian Indoor Games
Hanoi

III Asian Indoor Games (2009)
Succeeded by
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games