2013 Asian Youth Games

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II Asian Youth Games
Nanjing 2013 Asian Youth Games logo.svg
Host city Nanjing, China
Motto Celebrating Youth, Passionate Asia
Nations participating 45
Athletes participating 2404
Events 122 in 16 sports
Opening ceremony August 16
Closing ceremony August 24
Officially opened by Liu Yandong
Vice Premier of China
Main venue Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Website Official website
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The 2nd Asian Youth Games were held in Nanjing, China from August 16–24, 2013. Just like the inaugural edition, the games served as a dress-rehearsal for the upcoming 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, which was also held in the same city.

Mascot[edit]

Official mascot

The mascot for the 2013 Asian Youth Games was unveiled in Nanjing on 31 October 2012. The mascot is called Yuan Yuan, is based on the image of Eosimias sinensis, the earliest higher primate to date found in Jiangsu.[1]

Sports[edit]

Officially, there were a total of 112 events in 16 sports, 6 more than that of the previous edition held at Singapore.

Participating nations[edit]

The 2013 Asian Youth Games saw 2404 athletes from all 45 competed.[2] According to the Games' official website, Indian athletes participated the Games under the Olympic flag because the Indian Olympic Association was suspended due to political interference in December 2012.[3]

Calendar[edit]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
August 2013 13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
19th
Mon
20th
Tue
21st
Wed
22nd
Thu
23rd
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24th
Sat
Gold
medals
3x3 basketball pictogram.svg 3x3 basketball 2 2
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 4 10 8 12 34
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton 3 3
Diving pictogram.svg Diving 2 2 4
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing 2 2 2 6
Football pictogram.svg Football 1 1
Golf pictogram.svg Golf 2 2
Handball pictogram.svg Handball 2 2
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 2 2 2 6
Rugby union pictogram.svg Rugby sevens 2 2
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 2 2 2 2 8
Squash pictogram.svg Squash 2 2 4
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 3 7 7 7 6 30
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis 2 2
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 2 2 4
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis 3 3
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 3 3 3 9
Total gold medals 7 6 22 23 27 23 14 122
Ceremonies OC CC
August 2013 13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
19th
Mon
20th
Tue
21st
Wed
22nd
Thu
23rd
Fri
24th
Sat
Gold
medals

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 46 23 24 93
2  South Korea (KOR) 25 13 14 52
3  Japan (JPN) 7 5 6 18
4  Thailand (THA) 6 15 16 37
5  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 6 11 13 30
6  Singapore (SGP) 5 12 6 23
7  Vietnam (VIE) 5 4 2 11
8  Malaysia (MAS) 4 6 7 17
9  North Korea (PRK) 4 2 5 11
10  Independent Athletes (AOI) 3 4 7 14
11  Hong Kong (HKG) 2 5 13 20
12  Philippines (PHI) 2 3 0 5
13  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 4 8 13
14  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 2 5 8
15  Indonesia (INA) 1 2 2 5
16  Qatar (QAT) 1 2 0 3
17  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1 0 0 1
17  Kuwait (KUW) 1 0 0 1
17  Syria (SYR) 1 0 0 1
20  Iran (IRI) 0 6 2 8
21  Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 1 5 6
22  Iraq (IRQ) 0 1 1 2
22  Tajikistan (TJK) 0 1 1 2
24  Jordan (JOR) 0 0 3 3
24  Mongolia (MGL) 0 0 3 3
26  Bahrain (BRN) 0 0 1 1
26  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 0 1 1
26  Macau (MAC) 0 0 1 1
26  Yemen (YEM) 0 0 1 1
Total 122 122 147 391

References[edit]

  1. ^ JSCHINA. "Mascot for 2nd Asian Youth Games unveiled". Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Participant List
  3. ^ "IOC bans India from Olympics". CBC. December 4, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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