India at the Asian Games

India is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has participated in the Asian Games since their inception in 1951. The Indian Olympic Association, established in 1927, and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for India.[1]

India at the
Asian Games
Flag of India.svg
IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
155
Silver
201
Bronze
316
Total
672
Asian Games appearances (overview)
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

India was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 February 1949, in New Delhi; the organisation was disbanded on 26 November 1981 and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia.[2][3]

Membership of Olympic Council of AsiaEdit

India is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of all the sports in Asia, recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the continental association of Asia.[4][5][a] Being a member of South Asian Zone, India also participates in the South Asian Games, sub-regional Games for South Asia.[6]

The OCA organises five major continental-level multi-sport events: the Asian Summer Games (which are commonly known as the Asian Games), Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games, and Asian Youth Games. Before 2009, Indoor and Martial Arts were two separate events for indoor and martial arts sports respectively. However, the OCA has since amalgamated them into a single event, the Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, which was debuted in 2013 in Incheon, South Korea.[7] As a member of OCA, India is privileged to participate in all these multi-sport events.

Hosted GamesEdit

New Delhi, the national capital of India, has hosted the Asian Games on two occasions: the inaugural 1951 Asian Games and the 1982 Asian Games.[8]

Asian GamesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

India is one of the only seven countries that have competed in all the editions of the Asian Games. The other six are Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand. India has won at least one gold medal at every Asian Games, and always ranked within the top 10 nations of the medal table except in the 1990 Asian Games. After completing the 2018 Asian Games, India's medal count is as follows:

A tabular form of the details of the medals won by India is as follows:

Games Host Nations Rank   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
1951 New Delhi[9]   India 2 15 16 20 51
1954 Manila[9]   Philippines 5 5 4 8 17
1958 Tokyo[9]   Japan 7 5 4 4 13
1962 Jakarta[9]   Indonesia 3 10 13 10 33
1966 Bangkok[9]   Thailand 5 7 3 11 21
1970 Bangkok[9]   Thailand 5 6 9 10 25
1974 Tehran[9]   Iran 7 4 12 12 28
1978 Bangkok[9]   Thailand 6 11 11 6 28
1982 New Delhi[9]   India 5 13 19 25 57
1986 Seoul[9]   South Korea 5 5 9 23 37
1990 Beijing[9]   China 11 1 8 14 23
1994 Hiroshima[9]   Japan 8 4 3 16 23
1998 Bangkok[9]   Thailand 9 7 11 17 35
2002 Busan[9]   South Korea 7 11 12 13 36
2006 Doha[9]   Qatar 8 10 17 26 53
2010 Guangzhou[10]   China 6 14 17 34 65
2014 Incheon[9]   South Korea 8 11 10 36 57
2018 Jakarta & Palembang   Indonesia 8 16 23 31 70
2022 Hangzhou   China Future event
2026 Nagoya   Japan Future event
2030 Doha   Qatar Future event
2034 Riyadh   Saudi Arabia Future event
Total 5 155 201 316 672

Medals by sportEdit

Note: Board Games included Chess, Go, Bridge and Xiangqi.

Sport Rank   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
  Athletics 3 79 88 87 254
  Wrestling 7 11 14 34 59
  Shooting 8 9 21 28 58
  Boxing 8 9 16 32 57
  Tennis 5 9 6 17 32
  Kabaddi 1 9 1 1 11
  Cue Sports 3 5 4 6 15
  Field hockey 3 4 11 6 21
  Equestrian 4 3 3 6 12
  Golf 5 3 3 0 6
  Board games 2 3 0 4 7
  Rowing 5 2 5 16 23
  Diving 3 2 1 2 5
  Football 5 2 0 1 3
  Sailing 10 1 7 12 20
  Archery 5 1 4 5 10
  Squash 4 1 3 9 13
  Swimming 13 1 2 6 9
  Water polo 5 1 1 1 3
  Weightlifting 17 0 5 9 14
  Badminton 9 0 1 9 10
  Wushu 16 0 1 8 9
  Cycling 16 0 1 2 3
  Volleyball 5 0 1 2 3
  Kurash 4 0 1 1 2
  Judo 13 0 0 5 5
Roller sports 7 0 0 2 2
  Table tennis 10 0 0 2 2
  Canoeing 9 0 0 1 1
  Gymnastics 12 0 0 1 1
  Taekwondo 24 0 0 1 1
  Sepaktakraw 11 0 0 1 1
Total 5 155 201 316 672

Asian Winter GamesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

India has sent athletes to every celebration of the Asian Winter Games. Through the last revision of the Games in Astana and Almaty in 2011, India has never won a medal in the Winter Games.[11]

Asian Para GamesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

India's count is as follows:

A tabular form of the details of the medals won by India is as follows:

Games Rank   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
2010 Guangzhou 15 1 4 9 14
2014 Incheon 15 3 14 16 33
2018 Jakarta 9 15 24 33 72
Total 19 42 58 119

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts GamesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

Games Rank   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
Asian Indoor Games
2005 Bangkok[12] 5 7 3 8 18
2007 Macau 6 9 9 10 28
2009 Hanoi[13] 7 6 9 25 40
Asian Martial Arts Games
2009 Bangkok 10 3 7 23 33
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
2013 Incheon 12 2 3 5 10
2017 Ashgabat 11 9 12 19 40
Total 9 36 43 90 169

Asian Beach GamesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

India has participated in both the editions of the Asian Beach Game. In the 2008 Games, India won a total of five medals, including three gold, and ranked seventh in the final medal table.[14] Three gold medals were won by India in the 2010 Asian Beach Games in Muscat, Oman, earning the country sixth place in the medal table.[15]

Games Rank   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
2008 Bali 7 3 0 2 5
2010 Muscat 6 3 0 1 4
2012 Haiyang 6 2 0 1 3
2014 Phuket 20 2 1 7 10
2016 Danang 16 2 4 18 24
Total 11 12 5 29 46

Asian Youth GamesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

Indian athletes competed in the inaugural Asian Youth Games in Singapore. Indian competitors earned medals in only two sports— athletics and swimming. Four of the five gold medals came from athletics and one came from the swimming competition. Aaron Agnel Dsouza was the only multiple medal winner. Dsouze won a gold in the 200 m freestyle and a bronze in the 100 m freestyle.[16] India's membership in IOC was suspended when the 2013 games took place so Indian athletes competed in the event as independent athletes.

Games Rank   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
2009 Singapore 7 5 3 3 11
2013 Nanjing 10 3 4 7 14
2021 Surabaya Future event
Total 6 8 7 10 25

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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