2013 Asian Youth Games

The 2nd Asian Youth Games were held in Nanjing, China from August 16–24, 2013. Just like the inaugural edition, the games served as a dress-rehearsal for the upcoming 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, which was also held in the same city.

II Asian Youth Games
Nanjing 2013 Asian Youth Games logo.svg
Host cityNanjing, China
MottoCelebrating Youth, Passionate Asia
Nations participating45
Athletes participating2404
Events122 in 16 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 16
Closing ceremonyAugust 24
Officially opened byLiu Yandong
Vice Premier of China
Main venueNanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
WebsiteOfficial website
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VenuesEdit

MascotEdit

 
Official mascot

The mascot for the 2013 Asian Youth Games was unveiled in Nanjing on 31 October 2012. The mascot is called Yuan Yuan, is based on the image of Eosimias sinensis, the earliest higher primate to date found in Jiangsu.[1]

SportsEdit

Officially, there were a total of 112 events in 16 sports, 6 more than that of the previous edition held at Singapore.

Participating nationsEdit

The 2013 Asian Youth Games saw 2404 athletes from all 45 competed.[2] According to the Games' official website, Indian athletes participated the Games under the Olympic flag because the Indian Olympic Association was suspended due to political interference in December 2012.[3]

CalendarEdit

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
August 2013 13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
19th
Mon
20th
Tue
21st
Wed
22nd
Thu
23rd
Fri
24th
Sat
Gold
medals
  3x3 basketball 2 2
  Athletics 4 10 8 12 34
  Badminton 3 3
  Diving 2 2 4
  Fencing 2 2 2 6
  Football 1 1
  Golf 2 2
  Handball 2 2
  Judo 2 2 2 6
  Rugby sevens 2 2
  Shooting 2 2 2 2 8
  Squash 2 2 4
  Swimming 3 7 7 7 6 30
  Table tennis 2 2
  Taekwondo 2 2 4
  Tennis 3 3
  Weightlifting 3 3 3 9
Total gold medals 7 6 22 23 27 23 14 122
Ceremonies OC CC
August 2013 13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
19th
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21st
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Gold
medals

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (China)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)*46232493
2  South Korea (KOR)25131452
3  Japan (JPN)75618
4  Thailand (THA)6151637
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE)6111330
6  Singapore (SIN)512623
7  Vietnam (VIE)54211
8  Malaysia (MAS)46717
9  North Korea (PRK)42511
10  Independent Olympic Athletes (AOI)34714
11  Hong Kong (HKG)251320
12  Philippines (PHI)2305
13  Kazakhstan (KAZ)14813
14  Uzbekistan (UZB)1258
15  Indonesia (INA)1225
16  Qatar (QAT)1203
17  Kuwait (KUW)1001
  Saudi Arabia (KSA)1001
  Syria (SYR)1001
20  Iran (IRI)0628
21  Sri Lanka (SRI)0156
22  Iraq (IRQ)0112
  Tajikistan (TJK)0112
24  Jordan (JOR)0033
  Mongolia (MGL)0033
26  Bahrain (BRN)0011
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
  Macau (MAC)0011
  Yemen (YEM)0011
Totals (29 nations)122122147391

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ JSCHINA. "Mascot for 2nd Asian Youth Games unveiled". Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Participant List". Archived from the original on 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  3. ^ "IOC bans India from Olympics". CBC. December 4, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2013.

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