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Exciting Info About Asia’s Sports activities

Exciting Info About Asia’s Sports activities

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Soccer is the national sport of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Khin Maung Lwin (Secretary Common of the Myanmar Olympic Committee) mentioned, “As in most of the nations all over the planet, soccer is the most well known sport in Myanmar. When our nationwide football team grew to become champions at the 5th Asian Games Bangkok 1966 and the 6th Asian Video games Bangkok 1970, soccer turned even extra preferred between our men and women.Aside from that, athletics, sepaktakraw and wushu are also preferred in our country.”

Japan received 5 gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Game titles: a person from athletics and four from judo.

Susanthika Jayasinghe turned the second athlete in Sri Lanka -previously Ceylon- to earn a medal in the Olympic Video games when she won the silver medal in the 200m at the 2000 Summertime Olympics in Australia. Sprinting wonderful Susanthika received 100m and 200m gold at the 2007 Asian Championships in Amman (Jordan). At the IAAF Entire world Track and Subject Championships in 2007, she gained the bronze medal in the 200m. Susanthika was born on December 17, 1975 in Atnawala, Sri Lanka.

Bangkok (Thailand) has hosted 4 Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1978, 1998).

Pakistan despatched 32 sportspersons to the 1972 Summer months Olympics in Munich (West Germany). Pakistani athletes competed in six athletics (athletics, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, area hockey, sailing).

Sawao Kato was a single of the greatest gymnasts in the 20th century. In the 1960s and 1970s, Kato received quite a few global medals in Europe, Asia and Mexico. At the 1968 Olympic Games, he gained three gold medals in the particular person all-around, floor workout and crew competitiveness.

Kabbadi is practiced by hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh and India. Sadly, it is not an Olympic sport.

Brunei Darussalam -one particular of the world’s richest nations- won two bronze medals at the Hiroshima Games in 1994.

Voleyball ( gentlemen & girls ) was initially featured at the 1964 Olympic Online games in Tokyo ( Japan ). The host place gained the women’s volleyball competition. The winners were being: Yuriko Handa, Kinuko Tanida, Emiko Miyamoto, Ayano Shibuki, Massako Kondo, Yoko Fujimoto, Setsuko Sassaki, Yoko Shinozaki, Katsumi Matsumura, Sata Issobe, Yoshiko Matsumura, Masae Kasai.

The Kingdom of Bhutan -it is about 2 instances the measurement of Massachusetts- has never ever received a medal in any activity at the Asian Video games.

Jordan sent 7 athletes to the Barcelona Olympic Video games in 1992. This Arab state participated in four sports activities: athletics (2), shooting (1), table tennis (1) and taekwondo (3).

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) hosted the 1975 Area Hockey Men’s Planet Championship. Last standings: 1.India, 2.Pakistan, 3.West Germany, 4.Malaysia, 5.Australia, 6.England, 7.New Zealand, 8.Spain, 9.Holland, 10.Poland, 11.Argentina, 12.Ghana.

The United Arab Emirates received 22 medals at the 2005 West Asian Video games in Doha (Qatar).

Japan is the birthplace of judo. The initial judo globe championships took put in Tokyo (1956). Judo built its debut as an formal sport all through the 1964 Summer months Olympics in Japan.

The most well-liked sporting activities in Oman -Arab country- are soccer, volleyball, athletics and handball.

The 1962 Asian Game titles have been held in Jakarta, the funds town of Indonesia. As hosts, Indonesia received a full of 48 medals and 9 golds. For political causes, Israel and Taiwan did not participate in the Online games.

Ahmed Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) won a capturing gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, which have been held in Athens, Greece. A sportswriter mentioned, “On a exceptional working day in August in the course of the 2004 Athens Olympic Game titles, the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hasher Al Maktoum blasted to victory in the men’s double lure taking pictures event, equalling the Olympic file of 189 factors formerly set by Australian Russell Mark at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Game titles”.

Mongolia despatched two female archers to the 1972 Summer Olympics. They have been Natjav Dariimaa and Doljin Demberel.

Tokyo hosted the FIVB Men’s Entire world Championship in 2007. Ultimate standings:




4.Serbia & Montenegro,






10.United States,


12.Puerto Rico,


14.Czech Republic,





19.South Korea,






Japan has well-known athletes: Ryoko Tani (judo), Takehiro Kashima (gymnastics), Kori Murofushi (observe & industry), Saori Yoshida (wrestling), Ayumi Tanimoto (martial arts), Mizuki Noguchi (marathon), Kosuke Kitajima (aquatics), Ai Shibata (swimming), Hiroshi Yamamoto (archery).