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]

Medal summary[edit]

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

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team  China (CHN)  Japan (JPN)  North Korea (PRK)
Individual all-around  Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Lee Young-Taek
South Korea (KOR)
Floor exercise  Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Song Soon-Bong
North Korea (PRK)
 Kim Sung-Il
North Korea (PRK)
Pommel horse  Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Yang Mingming
China (CHN)
 Kim Kuk-Han
South Korea (KOR)
Rings  Kim Kuk-Han
South Korea (KOR)
 Liao Runtian
China (CHN)
 Song Soon-Bong
North Korea (PRK)
Vault  Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Hideyuki Nozawa
Japan (JPN)
Parallel bars  Lee Young-Taek
South Korea (KOR)
 Hideyuki Nozawa
Japan (JPN)
Shared silver
 Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
Horizontal bar  Cai Huanzong
China (CHN)
 Kazuo Horide
Japan (JPN)
 Pan Chenfei
China (CHN)

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team  China (CHN)  North Korea (PRK)  Japan (JPN)
Individual all-around  Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
 Ning Xiaolin
China (CHN)
 Xin Guiqiu
China (CHN)
Floor exercise  Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
 Ning Xiaolin
China (CHN)
 Jo Yoon-Hi
North Korea (PRK)
Vault  Reiko Yoshida
Japan (JPN)
 Hwang Jo-Ya
North Korea (PRK)
 Jo Yoon-Hi
North Korea (PRK)
Uneven bars  Jo Yoon-Hi
North Korea (PRK)
Shared gold  Hwang Jo-Ya
North Korea (PRK)
 Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
Beam  Jiang Shaoyi
China (CHN)
 Xin Guiqiu
China (CHN)
 Jo Yoon-Hi
North Korea (PRK)

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.