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Basketball at the 1951 Asian Games

Basketball was one of the six initial disciplines which was held at the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, India, wherein five Asian teams—Burma, India, Iran, Japan and Philippines—participated. In the matches, round-robin format was employed and on the basis of final points table top three podium places were decided. Philippines team without losing a single match topped the points table and grabbed the gold medal, their first of their basketball supremacy in the Asian Games. (They eventually won the next three editions, until 1962.) Japanese squad finished behind it and won a silver medal, Iranian team with two wins finished third and won a bronze. Host nation India, finished fourth with only single win over Burma, which came last without winning a single match.

Basketball
at the 1951 Asian Games
Basketball pictogram.svg
VenueNational Stadium
Date5–10 March
Nations5
1954 →

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MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Philippines 4 4 0 271 129 +142 8
  Japan 4 3 1 224 156 +68 7
  Iran 4 2 2 222 195 +27 6
  India 4 1 3 184 226 −82 5
  Burma 4 0 4 123 278 −155 4
5 March
Burma   19–63   Philippines
5 March
Iran   34–40   Japan
6 March
India   52–63   Iran
6 March
Burma   19–81   Japan
7 March
Iran   41–65   Philippines
7 March
India   46–70   Japan
8 March
Burma   47–50   India
9 March
Japan   33–57   Philippines
10 March
Burma   38–84   Iran
10 March
India   36–86   Philippines

Final standingEdit

Rank Team Pld W L
    Philippines 4 4 0
    Japan 4 3 1
    Iran 4 2 2
4   India 4 1 3
5   Burma 4 0 4

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