Basketball at the 1951 Asian Games

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Basketball
at the 1951 Asian Games
Basketball pictogram.svg
Venue National Stadium
Date March 5, 1951 (1951-03-05)–March 10, 1951 (1951-03-10)
  1954

Basketball was one of the six initial disciplines which was held at the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, India, wherein five Asian teams—Burma, India, Iran, Japan and Philippines—participated. In the matches, round-robin format was employed and on the basis of final points table top three podium places were decided. Philippines team without losing a single match topped the points table and grabbed the gold medal, their first of their basketball supremacy in the Asian Games. (They eventually won the next three editions, until 1962.) Japanese squad finished behind it and won a silver medal, Iranian team with two wins finished third and won a bronze. Host nation India, finished fourth with only single win over Burma, which came last without winning a single match.

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 Philippines
Francisco Calilan
Andres dela Cruz
Genaro Fernandez
Jose Gochangco
Rafael Hechanova
Moro Lorenzo
Carlos Loyzaga
Antonio Martinez
Lauro Mumar
Ignacio Ramos
Meliton Santos
Mariano Tolentino
 Japan
Makoto Arai
Mitsugu Hachiya
Hiroshi Ikeda
Junichi Iwao
Michio Katayama
Fumio Matsuoka
Kasaburo Ogura
Shuzo Okubo
Shigeru Saito
Minoru Takahashi
Mitsuhide Tsudi
 Iran
Hassan Khaleghpour
Kamal Mashhoun
Reza Masoumi
Kambiz Mokhberi
Alireza Oshar
Hossein Razi
Mashallah Safiyar
Abolfazl Solbi
Hossein Soroudi
Hossein Soudipour

Results[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Philippines 4 4 0 271 129 +142 8
 Japan 4 3 1 224 156 +68 7
 Iran 4 2 2 222 195 +27 6
 India 4 1 3 184 226 −82 5
 Burma 4 0 4 123 278 −155 4
5 March
Burma  19–63  Philippines
5 March
Iran  34–40  Japan
6 March
India  52–63  Iran
6 March
Burma  19–81  Japan
7 March
Iran  41–65  Philippines
7 March
India  46–70  Japan
8 March
Burma  47–50  India
9 March
Japan  33–57  Philippines
10 March
Burma  38–84  Iran
10 March
India  36–86  Philippines

Final standing[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L
1st, gold medalist(s)  Philippines 4 4 0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan 4 3 1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Iran 4 2 2
4  India 4 1 3
5  Burma 4 0 4

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