2014 Asian Para Games
|Host city||Incheon, South Korea|
|Motto||A Wave of Passion, Now Begins!|
|Events||443 in 23 Sport|
|Opening ceremony||18 October|
|Closing ceremony||24 October|
|Officially opened by||Chung Hong-won
Prime Minister of South Korea
|Torch lighter||Lim Woo-geun|
|Main venue||Incheon Munhak Stadium|
The 2014 Asian Para Games, officially known as the 2nd Asian Para Games was an Asian disabled multi-sport event held in Incheon, South Korea, from 18 to 24 October 2014, 2 weeks after the end of the 2014 Asian Games. This was the first time South Korea hosted the games. South Korea is the second nation to host the Asian Para Games after China.
Around 4,500 athletes from 41 countries competed in the games which featured 443 events in 23 sports. The games was opened by the Prime Minister of South Korea, Jung Hong Won at the Incheon Munhak Stadium.
The final medal tally was led by China, followed by host South Korea and Japan, while Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Singapore, Syria and Qatar won their first ever Asian Para Games gold medal. 24 world and 121 Asian records were broken during the Games. The Games were deemed generally successful with its low hosting cost and with the rising standard of disabled sports competition amongst the Asian nations.
Development and preparation
2014 Asian Para Games Organizing Committee was formed to oversee the staging of the games.
- Munhak Stadium - Opening and closing ceremonies
- Incheon Asiad Main Stadium - Athletics
- Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center - Swimming
- Seonhak Hockey Stadium - Football 5-a-side
- Songlim Gymnasium - Sitting volleyball
- Seonhak International Ice Rink - Goalball
- Yeorumul Tennis Courts - Wheelchair tennis
- Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field - Archery
- Gyeyang Gymnasium - Badminton
- Namdong Gymnasium - Boccia
- Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium - Wheelchair dance
- Seonhak Gymnasium - Wheelchair rugby
- Ongnyeon International Shooting Range - Shooting
- Namdong Asiad Rugby Field - Football 7-a-side
- Samsan World Gymnasium - Wheelchair Basketball
- Incheon Grand Park Lawnbowl Venue - Lawn bowls
- Incheon International Velodrome - Cycling (track)
- Songdo Road Cycling Course - Cycling (road)
- Dowon Gymnasium - Judo
- Songdo Global University Gymnasium - Table tennis
- Wangsan Sailing Marina - Sailing
- Songdo Global University Concert Hall - Wheelchair fencing
- Moonlight Festival Garden Powerlifting Venue - Powerlifting
The logo of the 2014 Asian Para Games is an image of a flame that symbolises the games itself. The blue and green symbolises the determination of the athletes, while the pink and orange flame represents the caring personality of the Asian people in general. All the colours combined on the logo represents the harmony of the people of Asia including the disables. Overall the logo represents the passion and challenging spirit of the games participating athletes as well as the unity of Asian people.
The mascot of the 2014 Asian Para Games is a pair of black-faced spoonbill named, Jeonopi and Dnopi. They were chosen to highlight the games organiser commitment in environmental conservation. Jeonopi represents friendship with people in Asia and the world and the clean natural environment of host city Incheon, while Dnopi represents courage of the participating athletes and hope.
The opening ceremony was held on 18 October 2014 at the Munhak Stadium with the theme, "Impossible drives us". It was attended by South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hung Won, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and Asian Paralympic Committee President Dato Zainal Abu Zarin. The performance was directed by Yoo Joon-gyu and featured K-pop singer Kim Tae-woo. The South Korean prime minister declared the games open, while Lim Woo-geun lit the games cauldron.
The Closing ceremony was held on 24 October 2014 at the Munhak Stadium, where the games was declared closed by Asian Paralympic President Dato' Zainal Abu Zarin.
Below is a list of all the participating NPCs:
- Afghanistan (12)
- Bahrain (10)
- Brunei (11)
- Cambodia (3)
- China (234)
- Hong Kong (125)
- India (87)
- Indonesia (67)
- Iran (200)
- Iraq (66)
- Japan (298)
- Jordan (23)
- Kazakhstan (78)
- North Korea (9)
- South Korea (335)
- Kuwait (28)
- Kyrgyzstan (7)
- Laos (3)
- Lebanon (6)
- Macau (25)
- Malaysia (128)
- Mongolia (61)
- Myanmar (26)
- Nepal (14)
- Oman (12)
- Pakistan (11)
- Palestine (1)
- Philippines (40)
- Qatar (12)
- Saudi Arabia (14)
- Singapore (52)
- Sri Lanka (51)
- Syria (7)
- Chinese Taipei (73)
- Tajikistan (7)
- Thailand (217)
- East Timor (6)
- Turkmenistan (6)
- United Arab Emirates (61)
- Uzbekistan (26)
- Vietnam (45)
Host nation (South Korea)
|2||South Korea (KOR)*||72||62||77||211|
|8||Hong Kong (HKG)||10||15||19||44|
|13||United Arab Emirates (UAE)||4||12||9||25|
|14||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||4||10||24||38|
|18||Saudi Arabia (KSA)||2||1||1||4|
|19||Sri Lanka (SRI)||1||6||7||14|
|North Korea (PRK)||0||0||2||2|
|Total (32 NPCs)||443||433||469||1345|
This article is incomplete.(May 2018)
This article lacks Results and Schedule, anyone have them please edit here. thanks!
|Men's Individual compound||open||Nori Hadi
|Wu Tung Sang
|W1||Koo Dong Sub
|Jang Dae Sung
|Kim Ok Geum
|Men Individual recurve||Open||Ranjbarkivaj Ebrahim
|Mixed Team compound||open||Iran (IRI)||South Korea (KOR)||Iraq (IRQ)|
|Women's Individual compound||open||Al-Murshedi Wurood Basim Ati
|Jeong Jin Young
|Kim Mi Soon
|Women Individual recurve||W1/W2||Zahra Nemati
|Mixed Team recurve||open||China (CHN)||South Korea (KOR)||Iran (IRI)|
|100 m||Men T11||Yang Chuan-Hui
|Abdul Halim Dalimunte
|100 m||Men T13||Jiang Bing Bing
|100 m||Men T34||Alhammadi Mohamed
United Arab Emirates
|100 m||Men T36||Mohamad Azlan
|Jeon Eun Bae
|800 m||Men T11||Shinya Wada
|Shavaad Jedikere Mohammaed Ali
|1500 m||Men T11||Shinya Wada
|200 m||Women T13||Zhu Lin
|60 kg||Namozov Sherzod
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- "Incheon Para Games Reveals Mascots and Emblem". Chosun Ilbo English.
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- "Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games open".
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- "Asian Para Games close with spectacular show of traditional dance and music".
- Official medal table
- "Archery results".
- "Athletics result".
- "Judo results" (PDF).
- Official website from October, 25th, 2014
- Incheon official Kr website from October, 23th, 2014
- Medal standings from December, 14th, 2014
- Medallists from December, 14th, 2014
|Asian Para Games
II Asian Para Games (2014)