Top Questions from 17th Asian Games

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Dear patrons, The 17th edition of Asian Games concluded on 4 October 2014. We are giving the top questions from these games through which you would be able to understand important features of these games in very easy manner. Just go through each question one-by-one and we are sure you would have better understanding of these games.

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1) 17th Asian Games (XVII Asiad 2014) was hosted at which city of South Korea? – Incheon (Incheon is the third largest city of South Korea after Seoul and Busan. It neighbours capital Seoul)

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2) 17th Asian Games at Incheon were officially held between which dates? – 19 September to 4 October 2014 (However, some events like football started from 14 September itself)

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3) With the conclusion of these games, South Korea has now hosted the Asian Games for how many times? – Three times (Seoul (1986), Busan (2002) and now Incheon (2014))

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4) How many countries took part in 17th Asian Games? – 45

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5) How many sporting events were held at 17th Asian Games? – 36 (439 different events in 36 sports were held in these games)

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6) Approximately how many athletes took part in 17th Asian Games? – 9,500

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7) The sporting events of 17th Asian Games were held in how many venues? – 49 (This included venues in host city Incheon and some neighbouring cities like Seoul and Chungju)

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8) What was the motto of 17th Asian Games? – Diversity Shines Here

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9) What were the names of the three official mascots of 17th Asian Games? – Chumuro, Vichuon and Barame

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10) Chumuro, Vichuon and Barame, the three mascots of 17th Asian Games represented which animal? – The spotted seal

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11) Which country would host the 18th Asian Games of 2018? – Indonesia (These games would be hosted in three cities of the country – capital Jakarta, Bandung and Palembang

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12) Which country was to host the 18th Asian Games originally? – Vietnam (Originally Vietnamese capital Hanoi was to host these games but it withdrew due to financial constraints. Then the hosting was transferred to Indonesia)

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13) Which country topped the medals tally at 17th Asian Games? – China

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14) The top 5 countries (in medals tally) at 17th Asian Games are – China, South Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Iran )

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15) How many overall medals were won by China in these games? – 342 (This included 151 gold medals, 108 silver medals and 83 bronze)

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16) By topping in these games, China has now topped the Asian Games medals tally consecutively for how many times? – Nine

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17) How was named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of 17th Asian Games? – Kosuke Hagino, the swimmer from Japan (He won medals in all the seven events he took part and thus won 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals)

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18) How many cases of doping were reported from 17th Asian Games? – Six (These four cases involved Tajikistan footballer Khurshed Beknazarov, Cambodian soft tennis player Yi Sophany, the Malaysian Wushu gold medallist Tai Cheau Xuen, Iraqi weightlifter Mohammed al Aifuri, Syrian karate fighter Nour-Aldin al-Kurdi and Chinese athlete Zhang Wenxiu. Tai Cheau and Zhang Wenxiu were stripped of their gold medals while ban were imposed on other players)

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19) Who was the chef de mission (Head) of the Indian contingent at 17th Asian Games? – Adille Sumariwalla

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20) Who held the Indian tricolour in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games? – Sardar Singh (Captain of India Hockey team)

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21) What was India’s position in 17th Asian Games? – 8th (India finished with 57 medals overall, including 11 gold medal, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals)

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22) Which country won the first medal at 17th Asian Games? – China (It won games’ first gold medal through 4 women shooters in women’s 10m Air Pistol team event on 20 September 2014)

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23) Who won the first medal for India at 17th Asian Games? – Shooter Shweta Chaudhary (She won the bronze medal in the women’s 10m air pistol on 20 September 2014. This was India’s first medal in these games)

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24) Who won the first gold medal for India at 17th Asian Games? – Jitu Rai (Shooter Jitu Rai won the gold medal in the men’s 50m Pistol event held on 20 September 2014. This was India’s first gold medal in these games)

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25) Who won the first silver medal for India at the 17th Asian Games? – Saurav Ghosal (in men’s squash singles)

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26) What was the important feature of India’s gold medal wins in these games? – No single sports dominated this time (India won gold medals in Athletics, Kabaddi, shooting, squash, archery, wrestling, tennis, boxing and hockey. Thus 11 gold medals were derived from as many as 9 sports)

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27) Indian contingent won the largest number of 2 gold medals in which two sports? – Kabaddi and Athletics (2 gold medals respectively in men’s and women’s category in Kabaddi and one gold in women’s discus throw and women’s 4X400m relay)

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28) What is the name of the Indian boxer who came to limelight due to the controversy of not accepting her medal after controversial decision in her bout? – Laishram Sarita Devi (This boxer from Manipur lost a highly controversial 60 kg semi-final bout against eventual silver medalist South Korean boxer Park Jina. She later refused to accept her bronze medal in the medal ceremony. But she later accepted the medal after pressure from the AIBA and an apparent displeasure of Indian authorities)

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Complete Medals Tally of 17th Asian Games

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 151 108 83 342
2 Korea 79 71 84 234
3 Japan 47 76 77 200
4 Kazakhstan 28 23 33 84
5 Iran 21 18 18 57
6 Thailand 12 7 28 47
7 DPR Korea 11 11 14 36
8 India 11 10 36 57
9 Chinese Taipei 10 18 23 51
10 Qatar 10 0 4 14
11 Uzbekistan 9 14 21 44
12 Bahrain 9 6 4 19
13 Hong Kong 6 12 24 42
14 Malaysia 5 14 14 33
15 Singapore 5 6 13 24
16 Mongolia 5 4 12 21
17 Indonesia 4 5 11 20
18 Kuwait 3 5 4 12
19 Saudi Arabia 3 3 1 7
20 Myanmar 2 1 1 4
21 Vietnam 1 10 25 36
22 Philippines 1 3 11 15
23 Pakistan 1 1 3 5
23 Tajikistan 1 1 3 5
25 Iraq 1 0 3 4
25 United Arab Emirates 1 0 3 4
27 Sri Lanka 1 0 1 2
28 Cambodia 1 0 0 1
29 Macau 0 3 4 7
30 Kyrgyzstan 0 2 4 6
31 Jordan 0 2 2 4
32 Turkmenistan 0 1 5 6
33 Bangladesh 0 1 2 3
33 Laos 0 1 2 3
35 Afghanistan 0 1 1 2
35 Lebanon 0 1 1 2
37 Nepal 0 0 1 1

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