I Asian Games



The Asian Games can trace its origins to the Far Eastern athletic Championships and the West Asiatic Games in   pre-World War II era. As a brainchild of Professor Guru Dutt Sondhi with assistance from other Asian sports leaders, concept of the Asian Games was formalized in 1949. Its purpose, to promote sports in Asia . The inaugural Asian games were held in New Delhi , India , in 1951. There were only 11 countries participating: Afghanistan , Burma , India , Indonesia , Iran , Japan , Nepal , Philippines , Singapore , Sri Lanka and Thailand . Pakistan did not participate in these Games.  

Participating Nations

11

Participants

500

Sports/Events

6

Athletics, Swimming, Football, Cycling, Basketball & Weightlifting


The top three winners were: Japan , India and Iran


Medal Tally of 1st Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

  Japan

24

20

14

58

2

  India

15

18

19

52

3

  Iran

8

5

2

15

4

  Singapore

4

6

2

12

5

  Philippines

3

5

7

15

6

  Ceylon

-

1

-

1

7

  Indonesia

-

-

5

5

8

  Burma

-

-

3

3

Total

54

55

52

161

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pakistan was not participated in 1st Asian Games.