Asian Youth Games

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Asian Youth Games
Abbreviation AYG
First event 2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore
Occur every 4 years
Last event 2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China

The Asian Youth Games, also known as AYG,is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Asian Games.

In its history, three nations have hosted the Asian Youth Games. Forty-five nations have participated in the Games.

The last Games was held in Nanjing, China from 16 to 24 August 2013, while the next games will be postponed until 2021 in Surabaya, Indonesia.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

All 45 countries whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia

List of Asian Youth Games[edit]

Host cities of the Asian Youth Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2009 Singapore  Singapore 29 June 7 July 43 1,237 9 90  China (CHN) [2]
II 2013 Nanjing  China 16 August 24 August 45 2,404 16 122  China (CHN) [3]
2017 Originally awarded to Hambantota, then awarded to Jakarta, cancelled due to Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
III 2021 Surabaya  Indonesia Future event

Sports[edit]

Officially, there were a total of 19 sports, which were held till date in the Asian Youth Games.

Sport Years
3-on-3 basketball All
Athletics All
Badminton 2013
Beach volleyball 2009 only
Bowling 2009 only
Diving All
Fencing 2013
Football All
Golf 2013
Handball 2013
Sport Years
Judo 2013
Rugby sevens 2013
Sailing 2009 only
Shooting All
Squash 2013
Swimming All
Table tennis All
Taekwondo 2013
Tennis 2013
Weightlifting 2013

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 71 39 35 145
2  South Korea (KOR) 45 30 31 106
3  Thailand (THA) 17 22 18 57
4  Singapore (SIN) 14 18 21 53
5  Japan (JPN) 12 11 10 33
6  India (IND) 8 7 10 25
7  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 7 13 20 40
8  Hong Kong (HKG) 7 13 18 38
9  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 5 10 12 27
10  North Korea (PRK) 5 6 9 20
11  Vietnam (VIE) 5 6 2 13
12  Malaysia (MAS) 4 6 8 18
13  Kuwait (KUW) 4 3 5 12
14  Philippines (PHI) 2 4 1 7
15  Iran (IRI) 1 9 4 14
16  Qatar (QAT) 1 4 0 5
17  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 2 8 11
18  Indonesia (INA) 1 2 3 6
19  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1 1 2 4
20  Yemen (YEM) 1 0 1 2
21  Syria (SYR) 1 0 0 1
22  Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 2 7 9
23  Iraq (IRQ) 0 1 1 2
23  Macau (MAC) 0 1 1 2
23  Tajikistan (TJK) 0 1 1 2
26  Jordan (JOR) 0 0 3 3
26  Mongolia (MGL) 0 0 3 3
28  Bahrain (BRN) 0 0 2 2
29  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 0 1 1
29  Myanmar (MYA) 0 0 1 1
29  Pakistan (PAK) 0 0 1 1
Total 213 211 239 663

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exclusive: Asian Youth Games set to be postponed until 2021 after Jakarta withdraw". Inside the Games. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "1st AYG Singapore 2009". OCA. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "2nd AYG Nanjing 2013". OCA. Retrieved 16 August 2013.