Athletics at the 1978 Asian Games

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The 1978 Asian Games were held in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was not sanctioned by the International Amateur Athletics Federation due to the organizers' refusal to invite Israel.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Suchart Chairsuvaparb
 Thailand
10.44 R. Gnanasekharan
 India
10.60 Suh Mel-Guh
 South Korea
10.66
200 metres R. Gnanasekharan
 India
21.42 Yasuhiro Harada
 Japan
21.54 Anat Ratanapol
 Thailand
21.59
400 metres Abbas Al-Aibi
 Iraq
46.71 Uday Krishna Pradhu
 India
46.79 Murali Kuttan
 India
47.18
800 metres Sriram Singh
 India
1:48.8a Falah Naji Jarallah
 Iraq
1:49.7a Takashi Ishii
 Japan
1:49.9a
1500 metres Takashi Ishii
 Japan
3:47.5a Muhammad Younis
 Pakistan
3:48.0a Rattan Singh
 India
3:48.1a
5000 metres Hari Chand
 India
14:22.0a Takao Nakamura
 Japan
14:27.2a Cui Yulin
 China
14:28.1a
10,000 metres Hari Chand
 India
30:07.7a Robert
 Burma
30:16.9a Ko Ko
 Burma
30:18.4a
3000 metres steeplechase Masanari Shintaku
 Japan
8:40.7a Gopal Saini
 India
8:44.8a Hitoshi Iwabuchi
 Japan
8:46.2a
110 metres hurdles Wang Xunhua
 China
14.28 Yoshifumi Fujimori
 Japan
14.33 Satbir Singh
 India
14.43
400 metres hurdles Hussein Kadhum
 Iraq
50.81 Takashi Nagao
 Japan
50.98 Talib Faisal Al-Saffar
 Iraq
51.24
4×100 metres relay  Thailand
Anat Ratanapol
Kanoksukd Jatasanont
Suchart Chairsuvaparb
Somsakdi Boontud
40.32  Japan
Akira Harada
Yasuhiro Harada
Susumu Shimizu
Junichi Usui
40.33  China
Yuan Kuochiang
Chao Chingyu
Fan Hsinwen
Zhou Zhenxian
40.54
4×400 metres relay  Japan
Eiji Natori
Yasuhiro Harada
Junichi Usui
Takashi Nagao
3:08.3a  India
Murli Kuttan
Harkamaljit Singh
Uday Krishna Pradhu
Sri Ram Singh
3:08.4a  Iraq
Talib Faisal Al Saffar
Abbas Al Aibi
Kasim Hassan
Sada Fahim
3:09.4a
Marathon Mineteru Sakamoto
 Japan
2:15:30 Chang Sop-Choe
 North Korea
2:15:58 Go Chun-Son
 North Korea
2:16:11
20 kilometres road walk Hakam Singh
 India
1:31:55 Vellasamy Subramaniam
 Malaysia
1:31:59 Khoo Chong Beng
 Malaysia
1:33:57
High jump Takao Sakamoto
 Japan
2.20 Kazunori Koshikawa
 Japan
2.18 Zui Hongchun
 China
2.18
Pole vault Tomomi Takahashi
 Japan
5.10 Chen Kuanghui
 China
5.05 Yosuhiro Kigawa
 Japan
5.00
Long jump Suresh Babu
 India
7.85 Junichi Usui
 Japan
7.76 Toshihisa Yoshimoto
 Japan
7.75
Triple jump Masami Nakanishi
 Japan
16.56 Zhou Zhenxian
 China
16.47 Zhou Xianguo
 China
16.29
Shot put Bahadur Singh Chouhan
 India
17.61 Zhao Baoqin
 China
17.44 Mohammed Al-Zinkawi
 Kuwait
17.40
Discus throw Li Weinan
 China
56.26 Li Zheng
 China
55.26 Kiyotaka Kawasaki
 Japan
53.32
Hammer throw Shigenobu Murofushi
 Japan
68.26 Youji Kitano
 Japan
63.96 Ji Shaoming
 China
63.34
Javelin throw Shen Maomao
 China
79.24 Toshihiko Takeda
 Japan
71.60 Ting Penlin
 China
70.70
Decathlon Hisashi Iwai
 Japan
7003 Prapant Srisathorn
 Thailand
6833 Chin Zuewei
 China
6743

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Ying Yaping
 China
12.20 Yukiko Osako
 Japan
12.21 Usanee Laopinkarn
 Thailand
12.22
200 metres Usanee Laopinkarn
 Thailand
24.81 Lee Eun-Ja
 South Korea
24.99 Junko Kushibuchi
 Japan
25.05
400 metres Saik Oik Cum
 Malaysia
55.09 Keiko Nagasawa
 Japan
55.74 Kao Yenching
 China
56.23
800 metres Geeta Zutshi
 India
2:07.7a Jung Dong-Sun
 North Korea
2:07.9a Chang Yong-Ae
 North Korea
2:08.3a
1500 metres Kim Ok-Sun
 North Korea
4:18.9a Geeta Zutshi
 India
4:28.2a Choi Yung-Ran
 North Korea
4:32.7a
3000 metres Kim Ok-Sun
 North Korea
9:24.7a Lü Hongxiang
 China
9:35.4a Yang Yenying
 China
9:36.5a
100 metres hurdles Dai Jianhua
 China
13.95 Tamie Motegi
 Japan
14.23 Xie Lixen
 China
14.55
400 metres hurdles Zhan Xin
 China
61.32 Li Sulan
 China
61.89 Masae Kiguchi
 Japan
62.09
4×100 metres relay  Thailand
Usanee Loupinkarn
Pusadee Sandvijit
Wallapa Pinji
B Ratanapol
46.2  Japan
Emiko Konishi
Yukiko Osako
Junko Kushibuchi
Tomoko Maeda
46.78  Philippines
Amerlita Saberon
Lucila Tolentino
Lorena Morcilla
Lydia Silvanetto
47.72
4×400 metres relay  Japan
Keiko Nagasawa
Mayumi Kubota
Tomoko Maeda
Masae Kiguchi
3:46.29  China
Huang Tungsheng
Liang Lihua
Kuo Kueimei
Chang Huifen
3:46.87  North Korea
Jang Geun-Ok
Jang Yung-Ae
Jung Dong-Sun
Kim Ok-Sun
3:48.78 NR
High jump Zheng Dazhen
 China
1.88 Tamami Yagi
 Japan
1.82 Yang Wenqin
 China
1.80
Long jump Zou Wa
 China
6.28 Angel Mary Joseph
 India
6.05 Sumie Awara
 Japan
6.05
Shot put Shen Lijuan
 China
17.70 Lu Cheng
 China
16.72 Kayoko Hayashi
 Japan
15.59
Discus throw Li Xiaohui
 China
55.92 Wang Tan
 China
51.22 Matsuko Takahashi
 Japan
47.22
Javelin throw Yao Juiying
 China
57.22 Naomi Shibusawa
 Japan
54.98 Li Xia
 China
54.08
Pentathlon Ye Peisu
 China
4133 Angel Mary Joseph
 India
3837 Guo Yu
 China
3829

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 12 9 13 34
2  Japan 10 15 10 35
3  India 8 7 3 18
4  Thailand 4 1 2 7
5  North Korea 2 2 4 8
6  Iraq 2 1 2 5
7  Malaysia 1 1 1 3
8  Burma 0 1 1 2
8  South Korea 0 1 1 2
10  Pakistan 0 1 0 1
11  Philippines 0 0 1 1
 Kuwait 0 0 1 1

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