Interesting Facts About Asian Sports

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Football is Myanmar (formerly Burma) national sport. Khin Maung Lwin (Secretary of the Myanmar Olympic Committee) said, "As in most countries in the world, football is the most popular sport in Myanmar when our football team in the 5th Asian Games championship was 1966. The 6th Asian Games Bangkok 1970 Football has become even more popular among our people, as well as athletics, sepaktakraw and wushu are also popular in our country. "

Japan won five gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games: Athletics and Four judo. Susanthika Jayasinghe became Sri Lanka's second athlete – Ceylon – to win the Olympic medal when he won the silver medal in the 200-meter career of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia. The great run of Susanthika won 100 million and 200 million gold in Amman (Jordan) 2007 Asian Championships. IAAF won the 200m bronze medal at the 2007 World Cup. Susanthika was born on 17 December 1975 in Sri Lanka in Atnawala.

Bangkok (Thailand) organized four Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1978, 1998). Pakistan sent 32 athletes The 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich (West Germany). Pakistani athletes competed in six sports (athletics, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, track hockey, sailing). Sawao Kato was one of the best gymnasts of the 20th century (19459002). In the 1960s and 1970s, Kato won many international medals in Europe, Asia and Mexico. During the 1968 Olympic Games, he won three gold medals in individual, floor and team competitions.

Kabbadi is practiced by millions of people in Bangladesh and India. Unfortunately, this is not an Olympic sport.

Brunei Darussalam – one of the richest countries in the world – in 1994 he won two bronze medal at the Hiroshima Games.

Voleyball (Men and Women) It was featured in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan). The host country won the women's volleyball competition. The winners were: Hua Yuriko, Kinuko Tanida, Emiko Miyamoto, Ayano Shibuki, Massako Kondo, Yoko Fujimoto, Setsuko Sassaki, Yoko Shinozaki, Katsumi Matsumura, Sata Issobe, Yoshiko Matsumura, Masae Kasai.

– Once Bigger than twice as Massachusetts, has never won anything in any of the Asian Games.

In 1992, Jordan sent 7 athletes to the Olympic Games in Barcelona. This Arab country took part in four sports: (1), table tennis (1) and taekwondo (3).

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was the 1975 snowboard men's world championship. Final ranking: 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

The United Arab Emirates won 22 medals in Doha (Qatar) 2005 West Asian Games.

Japan is the birthplace of judo. The first judo world championship in Tokyo (1956). Judo debuted at the official 1964 Summer Olympics at the Japanese Olympics.

Oman's most popular sport in the Arab country is football, volleyball, athletics and handball. The games were held in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. As a native of Indonesia, 48 medals and 9 gold won. Israel and Taiwan did not participate in the games for political reasons. Ahmed Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) won gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. An athlete said: "During the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, on a remarkable day in the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hasher Al Maktoum won a double-trained shooter in the United States, which has risen to 189 points. The Australian Russell Mark in 1996 Atlantic Olympics. "

Mongolia sent two female archers to the 1972 Summer Olympics. Natjav Dariimaa and Doljin Demberel.

Tokyo was the 2007 FIVB Men's World Championship.


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22 Famous in Japan Athletes: Ryoko Tani (judo), Takehiro Kashima (gymnastics), Kori Mu (gymnastics), Kori Mu (19459002)


Rofushi (track & field), Saori Yoshida (wrestling), Ayumi Tanimoto (Martial arts), Mizuki Noguchi (marathon), Kosuke Kitajima (aquarium Um), Ai Shibata (swimming), Hiroshi Yamamoto (archery)

Source by Alejandro Guevara Onofre

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