Pakistan at the 2010 Asian Games

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Pakistan at the
2010 Asian Games
Flag of Pakistan.svg
IOC code PAK
NOC Pakistan Olympic Association
in Guangzhou
Competitors 177 in 17 sports
Flag bearer Zeeshan Ashraf
Ranked 19th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 2 3 8
Officials 51
Asian Games appearances (overview)

Pakistan participated in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on 12–27 November 2010. These games provided a field hockey gold after 20 years[1] at the Asian Games, the country's eight overall, and also its first major title since winning the 1994 World Cup in Sydney, Australia. It also saw Pakistan become gold medallist in the inaugural events of cricket (women)[2] and squash team (men's).[3] Pakistan had also won the inaugural squash singles (men's) event at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand.[4]

Opening Ceremony[edit]

Originally, Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Azhar Hussain, was nominated to carry the flag, but a conflict with his training schedule forced the officials to nominate the country's field hockey captain, Zeeshan Ashraf instead.[5] Pakistan's president, Asif Ali Zardari, attended the opening ceremony as a guest of the Chinese.