Gymnastics at the 1974 Asian Games

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Gymnastics was contested at the 1974 Asian Games, held in Tehran, Iran from September 1, 1974, to September 16, 1974. It was the first time that gymnastics was included as the medal sport in the Asian Games, and only artistic events were contested.[1] In the Games, only four participating National Olympic Committees (NOCs) succeeded in winning any medal. China lead the medal table, with overall 18 medals (including eight gold), Japan finished second with four gold, and total nine medals. South Korea, although won only four total medals but its two gold helped it to clinch third position in final standings, while North Korea with one gold and 11 overall medals finished last.

Kazuo Horide of Japan won three gold medals in individual all-around, floor exercise and vault, and became most successful male gymnast of the Games. Jiang Shaoyi of China won gold medals in all the individual events (except vault), and became most successful gymnast of the Games. In men's events, China and Japan both won three gold medals, while two gold went to South Korea.[2] Women's events were widely perceived as being dominated by the China, who claimed nine medals in total, including five golds.[3]

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team
details
 China (CHN)
Cai Huanzong
Liao Runtian
Pan Chenfei
Wu Shoude
Yang Mingming
Zhao Jiawei
 Japan (JPN)
Kazuo Horide
Kenji Igarashi
Takeo Igarashi
Ryuji Nakayama
Hideyuki Nozawa
Hiroshi Sugawara
 North Korea (PRK)
Kim Sung-il
Kim Sung-jin
Song Soon-bong
Individual all-around
details
 Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Lee Young-taik
South Korea (KOR)
Floor
details
 Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Song Soon-bong
North Korea (PRK)
 Kim Sung-il
North Korea (PRK)
Pommel horse
details
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Yang Mingming
China (CHN)
 Kim Hwi-chul
South Korea (KOR)
Rings
details
 Kim Kuk-han
South Korea (KOR)
 Liao Runtian
China (CHN)
 Song Soon-bong
North Korea (PRK)
Vault
details
 Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Hideyuki Nozawa
Japan (JPN)
Parallel bars
details
 Lee Young-taik
South Korea (KOR)
 Hideyuki Nozawa
Japan (JPN)
Shared silver
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
Horizontal bar
details
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Pan Chenfei
China (CHN)

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team
details
 China (CHN)
Ding Zhaofang
Jiang Shaoyi
Ning Xiaolin
Wang Guiping
Xin Guiqiu
 North Korea (PRK)
Hwang Jo-ya
Jo Yoon-hi
Kim Choon-soo
Pak Yung-sook
 Japan (JPN)
Kazue Hanyu
Chieko Kito
Kumiko Nagaoka
Yuko Nakamoto
Misa Watanabe
Reiko Yoshida
Individual all-around
details
 Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
 Ning Xiaolin
China (CHN)
 Xin Guiqiu
China (CHN)
Vault
details
 Reiko Yoshida
Japan (JPN)
 Hwang Jo-ya
North Korea (PRK)
 Jo Yoon-hi
North Korea (PRK)
Uneven bars
details
 Jo Yoon-hi
North Korea (PRK)
Shared gold  Hwang Jo-ya
North Korea (PRK)
 Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
Balance beam
details
 Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
 Xin Guiqiu
China (CHN)
 Jo Yoon-hi
North Korea (PRK)
Floor
details
 Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
 Ning Xiaolin
China (CHN)
 Jo Yoon-hi
North Korea (PRK)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 8 8 2 18
2  Japan (JPN) 4 3 2 9
3  South Korea (KOR) 2 0 2 4
4  North Korea (PRK) 1 3 7 11
Total 15 14 13 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghose, Vijaya (1993). Limca book of records. Bisleri Beverages Ltd. p. 258. 
  2. ^ Azawi, Salih al. "Medalists from previous – All Asian Games – Artistic Gymnastics Men". Gymnastics Results. gymnasticsresults.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Azawi, Salih al. "Medalists from previous – All Asian Games – Artistic Gymnastics Women". Gymnastics Results. gymnasticsresults.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011.