VI Asian Games

 

South Korea was originally given the privilege of hosting 6th Asian Games. However, due to various political and financial factors, South Korea decided that they were not able to honor their commitment, 16 months after the fifth Games. For a brief moment, fate of the Asian looked bleak. However, with excitement of the previous Games still kindling in Thais, Bangkok came in to rescue the Asian Games Movement by hosting two Asian Games in sequence. Most of the venues from the last Games were re-used and Yachting events were introduced for the first time. In the medal tally, Japanese excelled others with 144, South Korea 54 and Thailand 29. The Games was long remembered for its friendly and informal atmosphere.

Participating Nations

18

Participants

2500

Sports/Events

13
Athletics, Swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Cycling, Boxing, Wrestling, Shooting, Hockey and Badminton

Sport added: Sailing

The top three winners were: Japan , Korea and Thailand

Medal Tally of 6th Asian Games

Rank.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1

Japan

74

47

23

144

2

Korea

18

13

23

54

3

Thailand

9

17

13

39

4

Iran

9

7

7

23

5

India

6

9

10

25

6

Israel

6

6

5

17

7

Malaysia

5

1

7

13

8

Myanmar

3

2

7

12

9

Indonesia

2

5

17

24

10

Ceylon

2

2

-

4

11

Philippines

1

9

12

22

12

China

1

5

12

18

13

Pakistan

1

2

7

10

14

Singapore

-

6

9

15

15

Cambodia

-

2

3

5

16

Vietnam

-

-

2

2

Total

137

133

157

427

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 6th Asian Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

-

1

2

3

2.

Boxing

-

1

3

4

3.

Hockey

1

-

-

1

4.

Wrestling

-

-

2

2

Total

1

2

7

10

 

S.No.
Player
Name of Event
Medal

   Athletics

1.

N/Sub. Muhammad Younis

1500 Metres

Silver

2.

Mr. Norman Brinkworth

400 M Hurdles

Bronze

3.

Maj. Yusaf Malik

Hammer

Bronze

   Boxing

1.

Mr. Arif Malik

Middle Weight

Silver

2.

Capt. Samad Mir

Feather Weight

Bronze

3.

Sub. Khizar Hayat

Light Heavy Weight

Bronze

4.

N/Sub Sowar Shah

Heavy Weight

Bronze

   Hockey

1.

Pakistan Team

Hockey (Men)

Gold

   Wrestling

1.

Mr. Sardar Muhammad

Bantam Weight

Bronze

2.

N/Sub Maroof Khan

Super Hvy Weight

Bronze