Pakistan at the Asian Games

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Pakistan at the Asian Games
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Flag of Pakistan
IOC code  PAK
NOC Pakistan Olympic Association
Asian Games history
Asian Games
Asian Winter Games
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Asian Beach Games
Asian Youth Games
South Asian Games history
South Asian Games

Pakistan is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), has participated in the Asian Games since their second edition in 1954. The Pakistan Olympic Association, established in 1948, and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for Pakistan.[1]

Pakistan was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 February 1949, in New Delhi, the organisation which was disbanded on 26 November 1981, and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia.[2][3]

Membership of Olympic Council of Asia[edit]

Pakistan is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of all the sports in Asia, recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the continental association of Asia.[4][5][a] Being a member of South Asian Zone, Pakistan also participates in the South Asian Games, sub-regional Games for South Asia.[6]

The OCA organises five major continental-level multi-sport events: the Asian Summer Games (which are commonly known as the Asian Games), Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games, and Asian Youth Games. Before 2009, Indoor and Martial Arts were two separate events, specialised for indoor and martial arts sports respectively. However, the OCA has since amalgamated them into a single event, Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, which will be debuted in 2013 in Incheon, South Korea.[7] As a member of OCA, Pakistan is privileged to participate in all these multi-sport events.

Summer Games results[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1954 Manila 5 6 2 13 4
1958 Tokyo 6[8] 5[8] 4[8] 15[8] 5[8]
1962 Jakarta 8[9] 11[9] 9[9] 28[9] 4[9]
1966 Bangkok 2 4 2 8 11
1970 Bangkok 1 2 7 10 13
1974 Tehran 2 0 9 11 11
1978 Bangkok 4 4 9 17 8
1982 Delhi 3 3 5 11 8
1986 Seoul 2 3 4 9 8
1990 Beijing 4 1 7 12 7
1994 Hiroshima 0 4 6 10 22
1998 Bangkok 2 4 9 15 16
2002 Busan 1 6 6 13 23
2006 Doha 0 1 3 4 31
2010 Guangzhou 3 2 3 8 19
Total 43 48 76 161 14

Winter Games results[edit]

Pakistan has never won a medal in the Asian Winter Games.[10]

Indoor Games results[edit]

Pakistan has sent athletes in all the revisions of the Asian Indoor Games except the 2009 Games in Hanoi.[11] Pakistan has never won a gold medal in these Games. In the 2005 Asian Indoor Games, held in Bangkok, Thailand from 12 to 19 November 2005, only one Pakistani athlete, Abdul Rashid, succeeded in winning a medal, a silver in the 60 m sprint.[12] Pakistan won multiple medals in the 2007 Macau Games, held from 26 October to 3 November 2007; a silver was won by the Pakistan national kabaddi team and Muhammad Sajjad earned a bronze in the 60 m hurdles.[12]

Beach Games results[edit]

Pakistan has sent its delegation to both editions of the Asian Beach Games—a biennial multi-sport event which features sporting events played on a seaside beach. In the 2008 Asian Beach Games, held in Bali, Indonesia, from 18 to 26 October 2008, Pakistani athletes won a total of seven medals, with two gold.[13] In the 2010 Asian Beach Games, organised in Muscat, Oman from 8 to 16 December, Pakistan won a total of six medals, but no gold, and finished at the 15th spot in the medal table.[14]

Martial Arts Games results[edit]

Pakistan participated in the First Asian Martial Arts Games held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 9 August 2009.[15] Pakistan won a total of nine medals in the Games, including three gold, two silver and four bronze.[16]

Youth Games results[edit]

Pakistan participated in the First Asian Youth Games held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009. The delegation from Pakistan consisted of 12 officials and 27 competitors (five women and twenty-two men).[17] Pakistani athletes competed in sailing, athletics, swimming and table tennis.[18] Raheem Khan won a bronze in the javelin throw event of athletics. Khan was the only medalist from the Pakistani side. None of the remaining athletes advanced past the qualifying stages, and thus did not win any medals. Pakistan ranked 21st and finished last in the medal table of the Games, a position shared with four other Asian National Olympic Committees.[17]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ "Council – Member Countries". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "The First Asian Games Championships will be held in March 1951 at New Delhi" (PDF). la84foundation.org. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Council – OCA History". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "NOCs". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "National Olympic Committees". olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Games – South Asian Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e 3rd Asian Games Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Government of Pakistan Retrieved 13 Feb 2014
  9. ^ a b c d e 4th Asian Games Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Government of Pakistan Retrieved 13 Feb 2014
  10. ^ "Asian Winter Games medal count". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Asian Games – Vietnam 2009 – Participating NOCs". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "I Asian Indoor Games – Pakistan Medal Tally in 1st Asian Indoor Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sport Board. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "1st Asian Beach Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sport Board. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "2nd Asian Beach Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sport Board. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Games – Asian Martial Arts Games – Bangkok 2009". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Overall medal standings – Bangkok 2009". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "1st Asian Youth Games – Pakistan's Participation in 1st Asian Youth Games Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sport Board. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  18. ^ Butt, Asher (1 July 2009). "Pakistan off to dismal start in Asian Youth Games". The Nation (Lahore). Retrieved 10 January 2012.