19th Asian Games 2023: Everything you need to know about

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The Asian Games is the biggest sports competition in Asia. ( Also Known As Asiad ) Held once every Four years. It is regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Olympic Council of Asia

President – Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. The headquarters of the OCA is located at Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Symbol of Asian Games

Bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of its disc.

Background and Inauguration

After the Second World War, many Asian countries gained independence and Guru Dutt Sondhi, a member of the Indian International Olympic Committee, proposed the idea of Asian Games as a sporting event, where all Asian nations can be represented.

The first-ever Asian Games were held in New Delhi in 1951.

India as a Host

1st edition – New Delhi 1951

4–11 March 1951
Opened by President – Rajendra Prasad

9th edition – New Delhi 1982

9 November – 4 December 1982
Opened by President Zail Singh

Asian Games 2023
HostHangzhou, China
Scheduled Dates23 Sep 2023 to 08 Oct 2023
No. of Sports40
20th Asian Games 2026Nagoya, Japan

Asian Games 2023 medals Tally

3South Korea425989190

18th Asian Games of 2018

The 18th Asian Games of 2018 were held at Jakarta (Indonesia) in which India finished at eighth position.

Total Medal – 70 ( India )

Mascots of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou, China

Group of robots named: Chenchen, Congcong, Lianlaian.

Torch of the 19th Asian Games

Name – “Eternal Flame”

Newly included in Asian Games 2023

Esports (Electronic Sports) & Breaking (Breakdance) are scheduled to make their inaugural appearances as recognized and official sporting events.

India’s flag-bearers in Opening Ceremony Hangzhou

Hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh and ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain will lead the Indian contingent during the opening ceremony at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China.

India at the 2023 Asian Games


Gold – 28
Silver – 38
Bronze – 41

Total – 107

Ranked 4th

India won its 100th medal with the women’s kabaddi team achieving a gold.

Asian Games 2023 Medal Tally India: Sport-Wise Winners

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Bridge  0  1  0  1
Hockey  1  0  1  2
Kabaddi  2  0  0  2
Chess  0  2  0  2

Full list of India’s medals winners at the 19th Asian Games:

1Team IndiaShootingWomen’s 10m air rifle teamSilver
2Team IndiaRowingMen’s lightweight double scullsSilver
3Team IndiaRowingMen’s pairBronze
4Team IndiaRowingMen’s eightSilver
5Ramita JindalShootingWomen’s 10m air rifleBronze
6Team IndiaShootingMen’s 10m air rifle teamGold
7Team IndiaRowingMen’s fourBronze
8 Team IndiaRowingMen’s quadrupleBronze
9Aishwary Pratap Singh TomarShootingMen’s 10m air rifleBronze
10Team IndiaShootingMen’s 25m rapid file pistol teamBronze
11Team IndiaCricketWomen’s T20 cricketGold
12Neha ThakurSailingGirl’s Dinghy – ILCA4Silver
13Eabad AliSailingMen’s Windsurfer – RS:XBronze
14Team IndiaEquestrianTeam dressageGold
15 Team IndiaShootingWomen’s 50m rifle 3 positions teamSilver
16Team IndiaShootingWomen’s 25m pistol teamGold
17Sift Kaur SamraShootingWomen’s 50m rifle 3 positionsGold
18Ashi ChoukseyShootingWomen’s 50m rifle 3 positionsBronze
19Team IndiaShootingMen’s skeet teamBronze
20Vishnu SaravananSailingMen’s dinghy ICLA7Bronze
21Esha SinghShootingWomen’s 25m pistolSilver
29 Esha SinghShootingWomen’s 10m air pistolSilver
30Palak GuliaShootingWomen’s 10m air pistolGold
31Team IndiaSquashWomen’s teamBronze
32Aishwary Pratap Singh TomarShootingMen’s 50m rifle 3 positionsSilver
33Kiran BaliyanAthleticsWomen’s shot putBronze
34Team IndiaShootingMixed team 10m air pistolSilver
35Team IndiaTennisMixed doublesGold
36 Team IndiaSquashMen’s teamGold
37Karthik KumarAthleticsMen’s 10,000mSilver
38Gulveer SinghAthleticsMen’s 10,000mBronze
39Aditi AshokGolfWomen’s golfSilver
40Team IndiaShootingWomen’s trap teamSilver
41Team IndiaShootingMen’s trap teamGold
42Kynan ChenaiShootingMen’s trapBronze
43 Nikhat ZareenBoxingWomen’s 50kgBronze
44Avinash SableAthleticsMen’s 3000m steeplechaseGold
45Tajinderpal Singh ToorAthleticsMen’s shot putGold
46Harmilan BainsAthleticsWomen’s 1500mSilver
47Ajay Kumar SarojAthleticsMen’s 1500mSilver
48Jinson JohnsonAthleticsMen’s 1500mBronze
49Nandini AgasaraAthleticsWomen’s heptathlonBronze
50 Murali SreeshankarAthleticsMen’s long jumpSilver
51Seema PuniaAthleticsWomen’s discus throwBronze
52Jyothi YarrajiAthleticsWomen’s 100m hurdlesSilver
53Team IndiaBadmintonMen’s teamSilver
54Team IndiaRoller skatingWomen’s speed skating 3000m relayBronze
55Team IndiaRoller skatingMen’s speed skating 3000m relayBronze
56Team IndiaTable tennisWomen’s doublesBronze
57 Parul ChaudharyAthleticsWomen’s 3000m steeplechaseSilver
58Priti LambaAthleticsWomen’s 3000m steeplechase  Bronze
59Ancy SojanAthleticsWomen’s long jumpSilver
60Team IndiaAthleticsMixed 4x400m relaySilver
61Team IndiaCanoe SprintMen’s canoe double 1000mBronze
62Preeti PawarBoxingWomen’s 54kgBronze
63Vithya RamrajAthleticsWomen’s 400m hurdlesBronze
64 Parul ChaudharyAthleticsWomen’s 5000mGold
65Mohammed AfsalAthleticsMen’s 800mSilver
66Praveen ChithravelAthleticsMen’s triple jumpBronze
67Tejaswin ShankarAthleticsMen’s decathlonSilver
68Annu RaniAthleticsWomen’s javelin throwGold
69Narender BerwalBoxingMen’s +92kgBronze
70Team IndiaAthleticsMixed team race walkBronze
71 Team IndiaArcheryMixed team compoundGold
72Team IndiaSquashMixed teamBronze
73Parveen HoodaBoxingWomen’s 57kgBronze
74Lovlina BorgohainBoxingWomen’s 75kgSilver
75Sunil KumarWrestlingGreco-Roman 87kgBronze
76Harmilan BainsAthleticsWomen’s 800mSilver
77Avinash SableAthleticsMen’s 5000mSilver
78 Team IndiaAthleticsWomen’s 4x400m relaySilver
79Neeraj ChopraAthleticsMen’s javelin throwGold
80Kishore JenaAthleticsMen’s javelin throwSilver
81Team IndiaAthleticsMen’s 4x400m relayGold
82Team IndiaArcheryWomen’s compound teamGold
83Team IndiaSquashMixed doublesGold
84Team IndiaArcheryMen’s compound teamGold
85 Saurav GhosalSquashMen’s singlesSilver
86Antim PanghalWrestlingWomen’s 53kgBronze
87Team IndiaArcheryWomen’s recurve teamBronze
88HS PrannoyBadmintonMen’s singlesBronze
89Team IndiaSepaktakrawWomen’s reguBronze
90Team IndiaArcheryMen’s recurve teamSilver
91Sonam MalikWrestlingWomen’s 62kgBronze
92 Kiran BishnoiWrestlingWomen’s 76kgBronze
93Aman SehrawatWrestlingMen’s freestyle 57kgBronze
94Team IndiaBridgeMen’s teamSilver
95Team IndiaHockeyMen’s teamGold
96Aditi SwamiArcheryWomen’s compound individualBronze
97Jyothi Surekha VennamArcheryWomen’s compound individualGold
98Ojas Pravin DeotaleArcheryMen’s compound individualGold
99 Abhishek VermaArcheryMen’s compound individualSilver
100Team IndiaKabaddiWomen’s kabaddiGold
101Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag ShettyBadmintonMen’s DoublesGold
102Team IndiaKabaddiMen’s KabaddiGold
103Team IndiaCricketMen’s cricketGold
104Team IndiaHockeyWomen’s HockeyBronze
105Deepak PuniaWrestlingMen’s 86kg FreestyleSilver
106Team IndiaChessWomen’s chess teamSilver
107Team IndiaChessMen’s chess teamSilver
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