Asian Para Games

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Asian Para Games
Abbreviation APG
First event 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China
Occur every four years
Last event 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
Website Asian Paralympic Committee

The Asian Para Games is a multi-sport event regulated by the Asian Paralympic Committee that held every four years after every Asian Games for athletes with physical disabilities.

History[edit]

Prior formation[edit]

Before the Asian Para Games were held, a gathering known as the FESPIC Games existed and was participated by athletes from the Asia Pacific region. The FESPIC Games was first held in 1975 in Oita, Japan with 18 participating nations. Eight more FESPIC Games were held until 2006.[1]

Formation[edit]

The Asian Para Games superseded the FESPIC Games, which was dissolved alongside the FESPIC Federation, the governing body of the games and the Asian Paralympic Council which was replaced by the Asian Paralympic Committee at the closing of the final FESPIC edition held November 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first Asian multi-sports event for athletes with a disability, the inaugural Asian Para Games was held in 2010 in Guangzhou, China after the formation of the Asian Paralympic Council. The 2nd edition was held in 2014 Incheon, South Korea.[2]

List of Asian Para Games[edit]

Host cities of the Asian Para Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2010 Guangzhou  China Vice Premier Li Keqiang 12 December 19 December 41 2,405 19 341  China (CHN) [3]
II 2014 Incheon  South Korea Prime Minister Chung Hong-won 18 October 24 October 41 2,497 23 443  China (CHN) [4]
III 2018 Jakarta  Indonesia President Joko Widodo 6 October 13 October 43 2,762 18 506  China (CHN) [5]
IV 2022 Hangzhou  China Future event
V 2026 Nagoya  Japan Future event

Sports[edit]

Twenty-four sports were presented in Asian Para Games history, including 2010 Games in Guangzhou.

Sport Years
Archery Since 2010
Athletics Since 2010
Badminton Since 2010
Boccia Since 2010
Bowling Since 2010
Chess 2018 only
Cycling Since 2010
Football 5-a-side 2010 – 2014
Football 7-a-side 2010 – 2014
Goalball Since 2010
Judo Since 2010
Lawn Bowls Since 2014
Sport Years
Powerlifting Since 2010
Rowing 2010 – 2014
Sailing 2014 only
Shooting Since 2010
Swimming Since 2010
Table tennis Since 2010
Sitting Volleyball Since 2010
Wheelchair Basketball Since 2010
Wheelchair Dance Sport 2014 only
Wheelchair Fencing Since 2010
Wheelchair Rugby 2014 only
Wheelchair Tennis Since 2010

Medal count[edit]

Of the 42 National Asian Paralympic Committee participating throughout the history of the Games, 37 nations have won at least a single medal in the competition, leaving 5 nations: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Tajikistan yet to win a single medal.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)5192971911007
2 South Korea (KOR)149148152449
3 Japan (JPN)116154164434
4 Iran (IRI)115118103336
5 Thailand (THA)64102136302
6 Uzbekistan (UZB)583125114
7 Indonesia (INA)476374184
8 Malaysia (MAS)415771169
9 Hong Kong (HKG)263954119
10 Vietnam (VIE)19194280
Totals (10 nations)1154102810123194

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Closure of FESPIC Federation Archived 19 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Guangzhou wins bid to host 2010 Asian Para-Games". China Daily. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  3. ^ "1st APG Guangzhou 2010". APC. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  4. ^ "2nd APG Incheon 2014". APC. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  5. ^ "3rd APG Jakarta 2018". APC. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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