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17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 held in South Korea

Oct 7, 2014 18:57 IST

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 was held in Incheon, South Korea from 19 September to 4 October 2014, featuring 439 events in 36 sports. It is officially called XVII Asiad. It is governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The theme of the 2014 Asian Games is Meet Asia’s Future.

The moscot of the Asian Games Incheon 2014 was three spotted Harbour Seal siblings named Barame, Chumuro and Vichuon meaning wind, dance and light in Korean language.

The logo of the Asian Games Incheon 2014 portrayed a huge wing consisting a string of A, the first letter of Asia, with a shining sun at its upper left, symbolizing the Asian people holding hands in the sky.

The Slogan of the Asian Games Incheon 2014 was Diversity Shines Here that represents and highlights the significance of Asia’s wonderful diversity in history, cultures, and religions.

 

To help English speaking visitors, mobile apps named WAZE and JiHaChul. Mobile app WAZE was provided to navigate on the routes of Incheon Asian games 2014 and JiHaChul provided maps of the routes in advance respectively.

Next Asian Games Incheon will be hosted by the Singapore in 2018.

Ranks of the countries in the Asian Games Incheon 2014

Rank

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

China

151

108

83

 342

2

South Korea

79

71

84          

234

3

Japan

47

76

77

200

4

Kazakhstan

28

23

33

84

5

Iran

21

18

18

57

6

Thailand

12

7

28

47

7

North Korea

11

11

14

36

8

India     

11

10

36

57

9

Chinese Taipei

10          

18

23

51

10

Qatar

10

4

14

Gold Medals for India

Names

Sport

Category

Jitu Rai

Shooting

Men's 50 metre pistol

Rajat Chauhan
Sandeep Kumar
Abhishek Verma

Archery

Men's team compound

Saurav Ghosal

Mahesh Mangaonkar

Harinder Pal Sandhu

Kush Kumar

Squash

Men’s team

Yogeshwar Dutt

Wrestling

Men's freestyle 65 kg

Seema Punia

Athletics

Women's discus throw

Sania Mirza

Saketh Myneni

Tennis

Mixed doubles

Mary Kom

Boxing

Women's 51 kg

Men’s hockey team

Field hockey

Men

Priyanka Pawar
Tintu Luka
Mandeep Kaur
M R Poovamma

Athletics

Women's 4 x 400 metres relay

Women's kabaddi team

Kabaddi

Women

Men's kabaddi team

Kabaddi

Men

 

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