Pakistan at the Asian Games

Pakistan is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), has participated in the Asian Games since their second edition in 1954. The Pakistan Olympic Association, established in 1948, and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for Pakistan.[1]

Pakistan at the
Asian Games
Flag of Pakistan.svg
IOC codePAK
NOCPakistan Olympic Association
Medals
Gold
44
Silver
63
Bronze
97
Total
204
Asian Games appearances (overview)

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

Membership of Olympic Council of AsiaEdit

Pakistan is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of all the sports in Asia, recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the continental association of Asia.[4][5][a] Being a member of South Asian Zone, Pakistan 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, specialised for indoor and martial arts sports respectively. However, the OCA has since amalgamated them into a single event, Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, which will be debuted in 2013 in Incheon, South Korea.[7] As a member of OCA, Pakistan is privileged to participate in all these multi-sport events.

Summer Games resultsEdit

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  1954 Manila56213
  1958 Tokyo611926
  1962 Jakarta811928
  1966 Bangkok2428
  1970 Bangkok12710
  1974 Tehran20911
  1978 Bangkok44917
  1982 Delhi33511
  1986 Seoul2349
  1990 Beijing41712
  1994 Hiroshima04610
  1998 Bangkok24915
  2002 Busan16613
  2006 Doha0134
  2010 Guangzhou3238
  2014 Incheon1135
  2018 Jakarta / Palembang0044
Totals (17 games)446397204

Asian Games Medals by sportEdit

  Leading in that sport
NationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics14131340
  Field hockey83314
  Boxing6193661
  Wrestling6141434
  Sailing53210
  Squash2338
  Cricket2013
  Billiards1056
  Kabaddi0268
  Cycling0213
  Weightlifting0134
  Tennis0123
  Wushu0123
  Equestrian0101
  Rowing0033
  Badminton0011
  Karate0011
  Volleyball0011
Totals (18 nations)446397204

Winter Games resultsEdit

Pakistan has never won a medal in the Asian Winter Games.[8]

Para Games resultsEdit

Pakistan competed in the inaugural Asian Para Games in Guangzhou in 2010 and finished at 13th spot with four medals.

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2010 Guangzhou 13 2 1 1 4
2014 Incheon 32 0 0 1 1
2018 Jakarta 20 2 0 1 3
2022 Hangzhou Future event
Total 20 4 1 3 8

Indoor Games resultsEdit

Pakistan has sent athletes in all the revisions of the Asian Indoor Games except the 2009 Games in Hanoi.[9] Pakistan has never won a gold medal in these Games. In the 2005 Asian Indoor Games, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 12 to 19 November 2005, only one Pakistani athlete, Abdul Rashid, succeeded in winning a medal, a silver in the 60 m sprint.[10] Pakistan won several medals in the 2007 Macau Games, held from 26 October to 3 November 2007; a silver was won by the Pakistan national kabaddi team and Muhammad Sajjad earned a bronze in the 60 m hurdles.[11] Pakistan didn't compete in the 2009 games.

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2005 Bangkok 22 0 1 0 1
2007 Macau 24 0 1 1 2
Total 29 0 2 1 3

Beach Games resultsEdit

Pakistan has sent its delegation to both editions of the Asian Beach Games—a biennial multi-sport event which features sporting events played on a seaside beach. In the 2008 Asian Beach Games, held in Bali, Indonesia, from 18 to 26 October 2008, Pakistani athletes won a total of seven medals, with two gold.[12] In the 2010 Asian Beach Games, organised in Muscat, Oman from 8 to 16 December, Pakistan won a total of six medals, but no gold, and finished at the 15th spot in the medal table.[13]

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Bali 11 2 2 3 7
2010 Muscat 15 0 4 2 6
2012 Haiyang 13 0 1 1 2
2014 Phuket 16 2 4 4 10
2016 Danang 21 2 3 6 11
2018 Goa Future event
Total 6 14 16 36

Martial Arts Games resultsEdit

Pakistan participated in the First Asian Martial Arts Games held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 9 August 2009.[14] Pakistan won a total of nine medals in the Games, including three gold, two silver and four bronze.[15]

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2009 Bangkok 11 4 4 4 12

Youth Games resultsEdit

Pakistan participated in the First Asian Youth Games held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009. The delegation from Pakistan consisted of 12 officials and 27 competitors (five women and twenty-two men).[16] Pakistani athletes competed in sailing, athletics, swimming and table tennis.[17] Raheem Khan won a bronze in the javelin throw event of athletics. Khan was the only medalist from the Pakistani side. None of the remaining athletes advanced past the qualifying stages, and thus did not win any medals. Pakistan ranked 21st and finished last in the medal table of the Games, a position shared with four other Asian National Olympic Committees.[16] Pakistan didn't win any medal in 2013 games.

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2009 Singapore 21 0 0 1 1
2013 Nanjing - 0 0 0 0
2017 Jakarta Future event
2021 Surabaya Future event
Total 29 0 0 1 1

Indoor and Martial Arts Games resultsEdit

Asian Indoor Games and Martial Games were combined into one event and called Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The first edition of these games was held in Incheon in 2013. Pakistan sent 8 athletes to the event but couldn't win any medal. In 2017, Pakistan sent 107 athletes to Ashgabat(2017) and won 21 medals including 2 gold, 3 silver and 16 bronze.

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
2017 Ashgabat 22 2 3 16 21
Total 2 3 16 21

South Asian Games ResultsEdit

A red box around the year indicates the games were played within Pakistan

Being a part of South Asian region, Pakistan takes part in the South Asian Games, which were previously known as SAF Games. 11 editions of these games have taken place so far. Pakistan finished at second place in seven of these. It finished third three times and on one occasion, it ended up in fourth place. Pakistan's biggest haul came in 2006 games in Colombo when it won 158 medals including 43 golds. Eight nations including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan take part in these games.

Games Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
  1984 Kathmandu 3 5 3 2 10
  1985 Dhaka 2 21 26 12 59
  1987 Calcutta 2 16 36 14 66
  1989 Islamabad 2 42 33 22 97
  1991 Colombo 3 28 32 25 85
  1993 Dhaka 2 23 22 20 65
  1995 Madras 3 10 33 36 79
  1999 Kathmandu 4 10 36 30 76
  2004 Islamabad 2 38 55 50 143
  2006 Colombo 2 43 44 71 158
  2010 Dhaka 2 19 25 36 80
  2016 Guwahati / Shillong 3 12 37 57 106
  2018 Kathmandu 4 31 41 59 131
Total 2 298 423 434 1155

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
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