1958 Asian Games
|III Asian Games|
|Host city||Tokyo, Japan|
|Events||112 in 13 sports|
|Opening ceremony||May 24|
|Closing ceremony||June 1|
|Officially opened by||HM Emperor Hirohito|
|Torch Lighter||Mikio Oda (Athletics)|
|Main venue||Olympic Stadium|
The 3rd Asian Games were held from May 24 to June 1, 1958 in Tokyo, Japan. A total number of 1,820 athletes, coming from 20 countries, competed in thirteen events at this Asiad. Debuting sports were field hockey, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball. Tokyo would go on to host the 1964 Summer Olympics and will host again in 2020.
A total of 20 Asian NOCs sent delegations.
The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, Japan, is highlighted.
|3||South Korea (KOR)||8||7||12||27|
|5||Republic of China (ROC)||6||11||17||34|
|8||South Vietnam (VIE)||2||0||4||6|