2018 Asian Para Games

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
III Asian Para Games
2018 Asian Para Games logo.svg
Host city Jakarta, Indonesia
Motto The Inspiring Spirit and Energy of Asia
(Indonesian: Semangat Inspirasi dan Energi Asia)
Nations participating 43
Athletes participating 2,762[1]
Events 523 in 18 sports
(506 medals and 17 non-medals)[2]
Opening ceremony 6 October
Closing ceremony 13 October
Officially opened by Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Officially closed by Majid Rashed
President of the Asian Paralympic Committee
Athlete's Oath Banyu Tri Mulyo
Judge's Oath Bayu Widi
Coach's Oath Dinda Ayu Sekartaji
Torch lighter Jendi Panggabean
Main venue Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (opening ceremony)
Gelora Bung Karno Madya Stadium (closing ceremony)
Website Official website
Incheon 2014 Hangzhou 2022  >

The 2018 Asian Para Games (Indonesian: Pesta Olahraga Difabel Asia 2018, Asian Para Games 2018), officially known as the 3rd Asian Para Games and also known as Indonesia 2018, was a pan-Asian multi-sport event that held from 6 to 13 October 2018 in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta. The event paralleled the 2018 Asian Games and was held for Asian athletes with disability.[3]

It was the first time Indonesia hosted the games. Events were held in the host city Jakarta and in Bogor Regency of West Java province. The opening ceremony was held at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, while the closing ceremony was held at Gelora Bung Karno Madya Stadium. The games saw the debut of Bhutan as a participating nation and the introduction of chess to the Asian Para Games' program, with the removal of rowing, sailing, 5 and 7-a-side football, Wheelchair DanceSport and wheelchair rugby.

China led the medal tally for the third consecutive time. North Korea and South Korea march under the Korean Unification Flag at the opening ceremony and for the first time competed as a unified team in some events. They also won their first medals, one silver and one bronze medal as a unified team. In addition, Philippines and Kuwait won their first ever Asian Para Games gold medals, while Laos and East Timor won their first ever Asian Para Games medals including their first gold medals.

Host city[edit]

As is the tradition of the event, since 2010, the Asian Para Games are usually held after every Asian Games in the same host country. On 29 February 2016, Indonesia signed the Asian Para Games host city contract at a ceremony in Jakarta, having confirmed as host city of the 2018 Asian Games in October 2014.[4][5][6]

Development and preparations[edit]

Branding and design[edit]

Momo, mascot of the 2018 Asian Para Games

The emblem of the games was Harmony - Energy of Asia, modelled upon the circular roof of the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, the main venue of the games. It represented harmony and balance within the natural environment and the people of the Asian community. The moving man in the center of the circle symbolize the movement and energy of the 2018 Asian Para Games participating athletes in achieving victory, while the 3 curves surrounding the man’s silhouette represents unity in diversity among Asian countries for mutual achievement. 5 different colours are used in the logo to represent the basic elements in Asian philosophy of Living and togetherness. Blue symbolized the sky, orange symbolized the sun, green symbolized the nature, purple symbolized proximity, wisdom, loyalty, and pride and red symbolized the spirit of solidarity.[7]

The official mascot of the Games is a Bondol eagle named Momo whose name is short for motivation and mobility. Momo represents the icon of the capital city of Jakarta and also represents spirit. Momo wears a Betawinese Belt with Sarong.

On 5 October 2018, Indonesia Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (INAPGOC) released the medal design to the public which is inspired by the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics medal, featuring the Asian Para Games logo on the obverse and the braille letters on the reverse. Each medal contains differing numbers of metal balls to allow the visually impaired to audibly distinguish their colour by shaking them.[8]

Marketing and promotion[edit]

Official songs[edit]

Six songs were composed for the games, including the official theme song "Song of Victory", which is currently used as the background music for the games' International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) title sequence.[9] Some songs were created not for the games only, like "Sang Juara" by Naura and Zizi,[10] which is a version of the former's 2017 song "Juara" and a short version of 2016-released song "Manusia Kuat" by Tulus.[11]

No.TitleLyricsMusicPerformer(s)Length
1."Song of Victory"Ezra Lilipory
  • Ezra Lilipory
  • Dharana Moniaga
  • M. S. Alwi
3:00
2."Sang Juara" (The Champion) Andi Rianto
  • Naura
  • Zizi
3:03
3."I Wanna Dance"  
  • Ayesha feat. Tompi
3:32
4."Dream High"  3:10
5."Kita Semua Sama" (We are All the Same)
  • Raja Sapta Oktohari
  • Seno M. Hardjo
  • Ika Ratih Poespa
Kevaz Jones
  • Billy Talahatu
  • Glenn Fredly
  • Maria Calista
  • Nania Yusuf
  • Tasya Rosmala
  • feat. Rejoz
4:11
6."Manusia Kuat" (Strong Human)Tulus
  • Ferry Nurhayat
  • Ari Renaldi
Tulus3:05

Torch relay[edit]

Like the torch relay of the 2018 Asian Games, the torch relay began at the Mrapen in Central Java on 5 September 2018 where the torch was lit using the Indonesian natural eternal flame to mark the 30-day countdown to the event.[12] The flame was passed to another 8 Indonesian cities.[13][14] Below is the schedule of the relay:

A day before the torch relay, the games' torch was introduced, in which its' design is inspired by Batik parang motif.[16]

Venues and infrastructure[edit]

Venues[edit]

The 2018 Asian Para Games uses most venues that are used to host the 2018 Asian Games events. They are located in Jakarta and neighbouring West Java province.[17][18]

Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex[edit]

Venue Events Capacity
Aquatic Stadium Swimming 7,800
Archery Field Archery 293
Basketball Hall Wheelchair basketball 2,400
Hockey Field (Court 2)[19] Lawn bowls 818
Main Stadium Opening ceremony, Athletics 77,193[20]
Madya Stadium Closing ceremony[21] 9,170[22]
Istora Badminton 7,110
Shooting Range Shooting
Tennis Indoor Stadium Sitting volleyball 3,750

Central Jakarta[edit]

Venue Events Capacity Location
Cempaka Putih Sports Hall Chess Cempaka Putih
Jakarta International Expo Judo Kemayoran

East Jakarta[edit]

Venue Events Capacity Location
Jakarta International Velodrome Cycling (track) 3,000 Rawamangun
POPKI Sports Hall Wheelchair fencing Cibubur

North Jakarta[edit]

Venue Events Capacity Location
Ecovention Ancol Table tennis Ancol
Jaya Ancol Bowling Center Bowling
Klub Kelapa Gading Wheelchair tennis Kelapa Gading
Tanjung Priok Sports Hall Boccia Tanjung Priok

South Jakarta[edit]

Venue Events Capacity Location
Balai Kartini Goalball Setiabudi
Balai Sudirman Powerlifting Tebet

Jakarta Suburb (West Java)[edit]

Venue Events Capacity Location
Sentul International Circuit Cycling (road race)[23] 50,000 Sentul, Bogor Regency

Athletes' village[edit]

The games uses the same Athletes' Village as the 2018 Asian Games which was built at Kemayoran.[24][25][26]

Transport[edit]

Like during the 2018 Asian Games, TransJakarta provides free bus rides involving 300 disabled-friendly buses which consists of 200 low-entry buses and 100 high-entry buses during the games for disabled athletes everyday and on weekend days during the games for the locals to encourage people to watch the games.[27][28]

The Games[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games took place on Saturday, 6 October 2018, at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.[29] The event commenced at 19:00 Indonesia Western Time (UTC+7) and ended at 21:43 local time. Jay Subiyakto was the Associate creative director of the ceremony.[30][31][32][33][34] North and South Korea delegates marched together under one unified flag of Korea for the first time.

The games was officially opened by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.

Sports[edit]

The third Asian Para Games had 506 events.[35]Here are the 18 sports which are competed:[36]

Participating Nations[edit]

All 43 members of the Asian Paralympic Committee participated at the Games.[37] In addition, the two Koreas competed as one joint team in selected events.[38] Bhutan participated for the first time.

Below is a list of all the participating NPCs. The number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets.

Participating National Paralympic Committees

Closing ceremony[edit]

The 2018 Asian Para Games closing ceremony was held on Saturday, 13 October 2018 at the Gelora Bung Karno Madya Stadium in Jakarta.[39][40] In addition to local artists and a Hangzhou Asian Para Games promotional video segment, the South Korean girlband AOA performed in the ceremony. Vice Mayor of Hangzhou Wang Hong received the APC flag as the host of the next Games.

Calendar[edit]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions  1  Gold medal events  CC  Closing ceremony
October 6
Sat
7
Sun
8
Mon
9
Tue
10
Wed
11
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC N/A
Archery pictogram (Paralympics).svg Archery 6 3 9
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 31 35 31 33 31 161
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton 1 9 9 19
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg Boccia 4 3 7
Bowling pictogram.svg Bowling 5 6 5 2 18
Chess pictogram.svg Chess 12 12 24
Cycling Cycling (road) pictogram (Paralympics).svg Road 8 5 13
Cycling (track) pictogram (Paralympics).svg Track 4 4 6 14
Goalball pictogram (Paralympics).svg Goalball 2 2
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 4 4 5 2 15
Lawn bowls pictogram.svg Lawn bowls 1 5 1 3 5 15
Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting 3 4 4 3 3 3 20
Shooting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Shooting 3 4 2 2 2 13
Sitting volleyball pictogram (Paralympics).svg Sitting volleyball 2 2
Swimming pictogram (Paralympics).svg Swimming 16 20 20 16 18 16 106
Table tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg Table tennis 9 11 11 5 6 42
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg Wheelchair basketball 1 1 2
Wheelchair fencing pictogram (Paralympics).svg Wheelchair fencing 4 2 6 4 2 18
Wheelchair tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg Wheelchair tennis 3 3 6
Daily medal events 25 91 96 102 74 96 22 506
Cumulative Total 25 116 212 314 388 484 506
October 6
Sat
7
Sun
8
Mon
9
Tue
10
Wed
11
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
Events

Medal table[edit]

The 2018 Asian Para Games had 506 events, resulted in 506 medal sets being distributed. One additional gold medal was awarded as there was a first-place tie in Swimming men's S7 100 m backstroke event. As a consequence, no silver medal was awarded in that event. One additional silver medal was awarded as there was a second-place tie in Athletics men's T45/46/47 high jump event. As a consequence, no bronze medal was awarded in that event.

Two bronze medals were awarded in most events in racket sports (18 in Badminton, 23 in Table tennis and 12 in Wheelchair fencing) and one martial art (15 in Judo). Furthermore, there was a third-place tie in the Bowling mixed singles TPB10 event, giving a total of 69 additional bronze medals.

  *   Host nation (Indonesia)

2018 Asian Para Games medal table[41]
RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)1728859319
2 South Korea (KOR)534546144
3 Iran (IRI)514243136
4 Japan (JPN)457083198
5 Indonesia (INA)*374751135
6 Uzbekistan (UZB)35241877
7 Thailand (THA)233350106
8 Malaysia (MAS)17262568
9 India (IND)15243372
10 Hong Kong (HKG)11162148
11 Philippines (PHI)1081129
12 Vietnam (VIE)882440
13 Kazakhstan (KAZ)5151333
14 Sri Lanka (SRI)46414
15 Iraq (IRQ)361120
16 Singapore (SGP)32510
17 Chinese Taipei (TPE)291425
18 United Arab Emirates (UAE)26311
19 Saudi Arabia (KSA)2338
20 East Timor (TLS)2013
 Pakistan (PAK)2013
22 Kuwait (KUW)1348
23 Oman (OMA)1315
24 Jordan (JOR)1203
25 Mongolia (MGL)1135
26 Laos (LAO)1001
27 Myanmar (MYA)0426
28 Bahrain (BRN)0213
 Macau (MAC)0213
30 Syria (SYR)0145
31 Korea (COR)0112
32 Qatar (QAT)0101
33 Turkmenistan (TKM)0011
Totals (33 NPCs)5074985371542

NPCs without medal[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asian Para Games Athletes Are Winners of Humanity". republika.co.id. Republika. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Medals at stake". Offiial website.
  3. ^ "Indonesia To Host 2018 Asian Para Games". asianparalympic.org. the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC). Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Indonesia officially named host for Asian Para Games 2018".
  5. ^ "Jakarta formally signs Host City Contract to stage 2018 Asian Para Games".
  6. ^ "Asian Paralympic Committee Sign host city contract with organising committee for 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia". Asian Paralympic Committee. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Logo & Mascot". Asian Para Games 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Braille-embossed Asian Para Games medals feature rattling sound". Asian Para Games 2018. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ SONG OF VICTORY - Various Artists - Asian Para Games 2018 Official Theme Song on YouTube
  10. ^ SANG JUARA - Naura & Zizi - Official Song of Asian Para Games 2018 on YouTube
  11. ^ Manusia Kuat - Tulus - Official Song of Asian Para Games 2018 on YouTube
  12. ^ "Pass the Torch: Asian Para Games to Rock Jakarta in October".
  13. ^ Facebook
  14. ^ "From Mrapen, Asian Para Games Flame Set to Begin Nationwide Tour".
  15. ^ "Ternate welcomes Asian Para Games flame". Inside the Games.
  16. ^ "2018 Asian Para Games Torch Decorated with Batik Ornaments". Tempo. 5 September 2018.
  17. ^ Facebook
  18. ^ "Day 1 Journal" (PDF). Official website. Indonesia Asian Para Games Organising Committee. 6 October 2018.
  19. ^ Bolasport.com (5 October 2018). "Asian Para Games 2018 - Mengenal Lapangan Hoki GBK, Lokasi Cabor Lawn Bowls Bakal Digelar". bolasport.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  20. ^ "E-Booking Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno". gbk.id. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  21. ^ Hendrawan, Verdi (19 September 2018). "Inapgoc Janjikan Opening Ceremony Asian Para Games 2018 Tak Kalah dari Asian Games 2018". bolasport.com (in Indonesian). Kompas Gramedia Group. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  22. ^ "E-Booking Stadion Madya Gelora Bung Karno". gbk.id. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  23. ^ Huda, Choirul (3 September 2018). "Sirkuit Sentul Disiapkan Jadi Venue untuk Para Cycling". TOPSKOR (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  24. ^ Aziza, Kurnia Sari; Afrianti, Desy (7 January 2015). "Jelang Asian Games 2018, DKI Akan Bangun Kampung Atlet di Kemayoran". KOMPAS. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  25. ^ "Govt to build 10 apartment towers for athletes in Kemayoran". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  26. ^ Sumirat, Surya (23 December 2017). "Kemenpora Fokus Persiapan Wisma Atlet Asian Para Games 2018". CNN Indonesia (in Indonesian). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  27. ^ "Free Transjakarta rides offered to public on weekends during Asian Para Games". The Jakarta Post. 30 September 2018.
  28. ^ "Transjakarta to provide 300 disability-friendly buses for 2018 Asian Para Games". Official Website.
  29. ^ "2018 Asian Para Games Opening to Carry Ocean Theme". Tempo. 28 September 2018.
  30. ^ "Minute's silence In The Opening Of Asian Para Games 2018". Official website. Indonesia Asian Para Games Organizing Committee. 29 September 2018.
  31. ^ "Concept and Performers of 2018 Asian Para Games Opening Ceremony". Tempo. 5 October 2018.
  32. ^ "Opening ceremony". Official website. Indonesia Asian Para Games Organising Committee. 6 October 2018.
  33. ^ Gemma Holliani Cahya (7 October 2018). "Indonesia Opens 2018 Asian Para Games". Jakarta Post.
  34. ^ "Day 2 Journal" (PDF). Indonesia Asian Para Games. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  35. ^ "Asian-Para-Games-Unified-Korean-Team-Makes-History". Around the rings.
  36. ^ "All Sports". 2018 Asian Para Games. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  37. ^ "Asian Para Games Contingents from 3 Countries Arrive in Indonesia". Tempo. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  38. ^ "Indonesia 2018: North and South Korea to march together". International Paralympic Committee. 21 September 2018.
  39. ^ "Closing ceremony". Official website. Indonesia Asian Para Games Organising Committee. 13 October 2018.
  40. ^ "Asian Para Games: Closing ceremony to honor athletes' fighting spirit". Callistasia Anggun Wijaya. The Jakarta Post. 13 October 2018.
  41. ^ "Medal Awarded - All". Official website. Indonesian Asian Para Games Organising Committee.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Incheon
Asian Para Games
Jakarta

III Asian Para Games (2018)
Succeeded by
Hangzhou