2009 Asian Martial Arts Games

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I Asian Martial Arts Games
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Slogan: "The Games of Spirit - The Land of Smiles."
Host cityBangkok, Thailand
Nations participating37
Athletes participating892
Events108 in 9 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 1
Closing ceremonyAugust 9
Officially opened byVajiralongkorn
Crown Prince of Thailand
Athlete's OathPatiwat Tongtalub
Judge's OathJatuporn Hemwanno
Torch lighterTony Jaa
Main venueHua Mark Indoor Stadium
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The 1st Asian Martial Arts Games were held in Bangkok, Thailand from August 1, 2009 to August 9, 2009 in 9 sports. Due to Political crisis in Thailand And 2009 Swine Flu, the Bangkok Asian Martial Arts Games Organizing Committee (BAMAGOC) and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Thailand decided that Asian Martial Arts Games moved from the original schedule of April 25 to May 3 now on August 1 - 9.[1]

Emblem[edit]

The emblem comprises the letter "A" which stands for Asia that would include the Asian countries and population as well; while the letter "M" stands for Martial Arts Sports. The two connected letters are reflecting the meanings of modernity, activeness and simplicity; combining with the thoughts and cohesiveness of friendship and equality among the countries in Asia for the upcoming Martial Arts Games.

For the overall picture, it is a mixture of contemporary art, manifesting that Thailand is to act as the host of the Games. Red is the main color of the OCA, reflecting the color of the fight, standing for the color of the heart and colorizing the Asian art. Gold is the color of brightness of the Thai Kingdom and is the color for creativity and determination to organize the 1st Asian Martial Arts Games 2009.

Official mascot

Mascot[edit]

"Hanuman" is a white – creamy super monkey and considers it as the God of the ape which has every kind of fighting skill with strong determination of great success.[2]

The Organizing Committee uses "Hanuman Yindee" as the Mascot as it wants to convey the message of the word "Yindee" which means proudness and gratification. Furthermore, the Organizing Committee is using the word "Yindee" as to extend to everybody a warm welcome and a chance of making continuous friendship and solidarity throughout the entire peoples of Asia.

Venues[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

37 out of the 45 Asian countries took part. Iran, North Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Timor-Leste did not compete. Iran, a favourite for a spot at the top of the leader board pulled out of the contest after fears of catching swine flu forced the Iranian National Olympic Committee to advise the country pull out of the contest.[3] Palestine, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan did not have any competitors at the games but their athletes still counted in the draw in Taekwondo because of their late withdrawal.[4]

Sports[edit]

Calendar[edit]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
August 2009 1st
Sat
2nd
Sun
3rd
Mon
4th
Tue
5th
Wed
6th
Thu
7th
Fri
8th
Sat
9th
Sun
Gold
medals
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 8 6 14
Jujitsu pictogram.svg Ju-jitsu 2 3 2 7
Karate pictogram.svg Karate 3 4 3 10
Kickboxing pictogram.svg Kickboxing 10 10
Kurash pictogram.svg Kurash 4 5 5 14
Muay Thai pictogram.svg Muay Thai 15 15
Pencak silat pictogram.svg Pencak silat 11 11
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 4 4 4 4 16
Wushu pictogram.svg Wushu 2 1 8 11
Total gold medals 12 10 6 9 10 45 16 108
Ceremonies OC CC
August 2009 1st
Sat
2nd
Sun
3rd
Mon
4th
Tue
5th
Wed
6th
Thu
7th
Fri
8th
Sat
9th
Sun
Gold
medals

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Thailand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Thailand (THA)*21171654
2 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1571234
3 South Korea (KOR)106319
4 China (CHN)95519
5 Japan (JPN)92314
6 Vietnam (VIE)7112139
7 Indonesia (INA)56516
8 Uzbekistan (UZB)451221
9 Chinese Taipei (TPE)451120
10 India (IND)372333
11 Pakistan (PAK)3249
12 Philippines (PHI)261018
13 Iraq (IRQ)23510
14 Malaysia (MAS)2338
15 Afghanistan (AFG)22812
 Jordan (JOR)22812
17 Syria (SYR)2136
18 Laos (LAO)14914
19 Mongolia (MGL)1337
20 Bahrain (BRN)1135
21 Lebanon (LBN)1124
 Macau (MAC)1124
 Turkmenistan (TKM)1124
24 Hong Kong (HKG)0235
 Singapore (SGP)0235
26 Kuwait (KUW)0145
27 Brunei (BRU)0123
28 Myanmar (MYA)0112
29 Sri Lanka (SRI)0022
30 Bhutan (BHU)0011
 Nepal (NEP)0011
 Qatar (QAT)0011
Totals (32 nations)108108191407

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Asian Martial Arts Games Postponed!". 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  2. ^ "Mascot, Bangkok 2009 - Hanuman, God King of the Apes". 2009-04-15. Archived from the original on 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  3. ^ "The 2009 1ST Asian Martial Arts Games". Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
  4. ^ "The Number Of Athletes From Entry By Name" (PDF). Olympic Council of Asia. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Inaugural
Asian Martial Arts Games
Bangkok

I Asian Martial Arts Games (2009)
Succeeded by
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games