V Asian Games

 

Vibrant capital of Thailand , Bangkok hosted 5th Asiad. The region was in turmoil due to Vietnam War with no end in sight, agitated relationship between China and Taiwan , and smell of perilous air in Korean Peninsula . Cambodia tried to challenge the Asian Games Movement by organizing "The Games of New Emerging Forces (GANEFO)" just before 5th Asiad. However, despite various pre-games concerns, with enthusiasm of sports loving Thais and generous efforts of Asian Games Federation (AGF) and the Local Organizing Committee, the Games were concluded with great success. Also, Cultural Program was inaugurated with participation from Japan , Korea , Malaysia and Thailand .

Participating Nations

18

Participants

1945

Sports/Events

14
Athletics, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Cycling, Boxing, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Shooting, Hockey, and Badminton

The top three winners were: Japan , Korea and Thailand.


Medal Tally of 5th Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

Japan

78

53

33

164

2

Korea

12

18

21

51

3

Thailand

12

14

11

37

4

Malaysia

7

5

6

18

5

India

7

4

11

22

6

Indonesia

7

4

10

21

7

Iran

6

8

17

31

8

China

5

9

10

24

9

Israel

3

5

3

11

10

Philippines

2

15

25

42

11

Pakistan

2

4

2

8

12

Burma

1

-

4

5

13

Singapore

-

5

7

12

14

Vietnam

-

1

2

3

15

Ceylon

-

-

4

4

16

Hong Kong

-

-

1

1

Total

142

145

167

454

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 5th Asian Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

1

-

-

1

2.

Boxing

-

2

2

4

3.

Hockey

-

1

-

1

4.

Wrestling

1

1

-

2

Total

2

4

2

8

 

S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal

   Athletics

1.

H/Capt. Ghulam Raziq

110 M Hurdles

Gold

   Boxing

1.

H/Capt. Abdul Rehman

Heavy Weight

Silver

2.

Mr. Muhammad Ghaznavi

Middle Weight

Silver

3.

LPM. Khaliq

Light Weight

Bronze

4.

H/Capt. Barkat Ali

Heavy Weight

Bronze

   Hockey

1.

Pakistan Team

Hockey (Men)

Silver

   Wrestling

1.

Mr. Muhammad Bashir

Welter Weight

Gold

2.

Mr. Muhammad Saeed

Heavy Weight

Silver