Asian Para Games
The Asian Para Games is a multi-sport event regulated by the Asian Paralympic Committee that held every four years after every Asian Games for athletes with physical disabilities. Both the former and the latter had adopted the strategy used by the Olympic and Paralympic Games of having both games in the same city. The Games are recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Paralympic Games.
|First event||2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China|
|Occur every||four years|
|Last event||2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Purpose||Multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities from nations in Asia|
In its history, three nations have hosted the Asian Para Games and Forty-four nations have participated in the Games.
Before the Asian Para Games were held, a gathering known as the FESPIC Games existed and was participated by athletes from the Asia Pacific region. The FESPIC Games was first held in 1975 in Oita, Japan with 18 participating nations. Eight more FESPIC Games were held until 2006.
The Asian Para Games superseded the FESPIC Games, which was dissolved alongside the FESPIC Federation, the governing body of the games and merged with the Asian Paralympic Council which was renamed as the Asian Paralympic Committee at the closing of the final FESPIC edition held November 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first Asian multi-sports event for athletes with a disability, the inaugural Asian Para Games was held in 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
List of Asian Para GamesEdit
|Edition||Year||Host City||Host Nation||Opened by||Start Date||End Date||Nations||Competitors||Sports||Events||Top Placed Team||Ref.|
|I||2010||Guangzhou||China||Vice Premier Li Keqiang||12 December||19 December||41||2,405||19||341||China (CHN)|||
|II||2014||Incheon||South Korea||Prime Minister Chung Hong-won||18 October||24 October||41||2,497||23||443||China (CHN)|||
|III||2018||Jakarta||Indonesia||President Joko Widodo||6 October||13 October||43||2,757||18||506||China (CHN)|||
|IV||2022||Hangzhou||China||9 October||15 October||22|
The Asian Para Games mascots are fictional characters, usually an animal native to the area or human figures, who represent the cultural heritage of the place where the Asian Para Games are taking place. The mascots are often used to help market the Asian Para Games to a younger audience. Every Asian Para Games has its own mascot. Fun Fun, the mascot for the 2010 Asian Para Games was the first mascot.
|2010 Asian Para Games||Guangzhou||Fun Fun||Character inspired by kapok||A flower which is native to Guangzhou, represents strength, joy and vitality of the athletes and the Asian Para movement.|
|2014 Asian Para Games||Incheon||Jeonopi and Dnopi||Black-faced spoonbill||Chosen by organizers to highlight the games organiser commitment in environmental conservation. Jeonopi represents friendship with people in Asia and the world and the clean natural environment of host city Incheon, while Dnopi represents courage of the participating athletes and hope.|
|2018 Asian Para Games||Jakarta||Momo||Brahminy kite||The Brahminy kite is locally known as Bondol eagle. The name Momo is short for motivation and mobility. The mascot wears a Betawinese Belt with Sarong and Represents Jakarta city and strength.|
|2022 Asian Para Games||Hangzhou|
Of the 44 National Paralympic Committees participating throughout the history of the Games, 37 nations have won at least a single medal in the competition, leaving 7 nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Tajikistan yet to win a single medal. 31 nations have won at least one gold medal and China became the only nation in history to emerge as overall champions.
|2||South Korea (KOR)||152||150||157||459|
|9||Hong Kong (HKG)||26||40||54||120|
|Totals (10 nations)||1169||1035||1021||3225|
Asian Youth Para GamesEdit
The Asian Youth Para Games is a multi-sport event held every four years for youth athletes with physical disabilities. The first Games was held in 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The Asian Youth Para Games superseded the FESPIC Youth Games which last held in 2003.
List of Youth GamesEdit
|Edition||Year||Host City||Host Nation||Start Date||End Date||Nations||Competitors||Sports||Events||Top Placed Team|
|I||2009||Tokyo||Japan||10 September||13 September||24||466||5||219||Japan (JPN)|
|II||2013||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||26 October||30 October||29||723||14||235||Japan (JPN)|
|III||2017||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||10 December||14 December||30||800||7||252||Japan (JPN)|
Youth Games SportsEdit
All-time Youth Games medal tableEdit
- As of 2017 Games
|5||Hong Kong (HKG)||40||28||18||86|
|7||South Korea (KOR)||38||25||23||86|
|15||United Arab Emirates (UAE)||13||8||3||24|
|16||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||11||8||3||22|
|17||Saudi Arabia (KSA)||11||4||6||21|
|22||Sri Lanka (SRI)||3||3||0||6|
|29||North Korea (PRK)||0||3||1||4|
|East Timor (TLS)||0||0||0||0|
|Totals (41 nations)||706||489||375||1570|
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