June 24, 2024

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Soccer is the nationwide sport of Myanmar (previously Burma). Khin Maung Lwin (Secretary Normal of the Myanmar Olympic Committee) stated, “As in a lot of the international locations all around the world, soccer is the most well-liked sport in Myanmar. When our nationwide soccer workforce grew to become champions on the fifth Asian Video games Bangkok 1966 and the sixth Asian Video games Bangkok 1970, soccer grew to become much more in style amongst our folks.Aside from that, athletics, sepaktakraw and wushu are additionally in style in our nation.”

Japan received 5 gold medals on the 2000 Sydney Olympic Video games: one from athletics and 4 from judo.

Susanthika Jayasinghe grew to become the second athlete in Sri Lanka -formerly Ceylon- to win a medal within the Olympic Video games when she received the silver medal within the 200m on the 2000 Summer time Olympics in Australia. Sprinting nice Susanthika received 100m and 200m gold on the 2007 Asian Championships in Amman (Jordan). On the IAAF World Observe and Subject Championships in 2007, she received the bronze medal within the 200m. Susanthika was born on December 17, 1975 in Atnawala, Sri Lanka.

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

Pakistan despatched 32 sportspersons to the 1972 Summer time Olympics in Munich (West Germany). Pakistani athletes competed in six sports activities (athletics, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, discipline hockey, crusing).

Sawao Kato was top-of-the-line gymnasts within the twentieth century. Within the Sixties and Seventies, Kato received a number of worldwide medals in Europe, Asia and Mexico. On the 1968 Olympic Video games, he received three gold medals within the particular person all-around, flooring train and workforce competitors.

Kabbadi is practiced by hundreds of thousands of individuals in Bangladesh and India. Sadly, it isn’t an Olympic sport.

Brunei Darussalam -one of the world’s richest countries- received two bronze medals on the Hiroshima Video games in 1994.

Voleyball ( males & girls ) was first featured on the 1964 Olympic Video games in Tokyo ( Japan ). The host nation received the ladies’s volleyball competitors. The winners have been: 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 occasions the dimensions of Massachusetts- has by no means received a medal in any sport on the Asian Video games.

Jordan despatched 7 athletes to the Barcelona Olympic Video games in 1992. This Arab nation participated in 4 sports activities: athletics (2), taking pictures (1), desk tennis (1) and taekwondo (3).

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) hosted the 1975 Subject Hockey Males’s World Championship. Remaining 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 on the 2005 West Asian Video games in Doha (Qatar).

Japan is the birthplace of judo. The primary judo world championships happened in Tokyo (1956). Judo made its debut as an official sport through the 1964 Summer time Olympics in Japan.

The preferred sports activities in Oman -Arab country- are soccer, volleyball, athletics and handball.

The 1962 Asian Video games have been held in Jakarta, the capital metropolis of Indonesia. As hosts, Indonesia received a complete of 48 medals and 9 golds. For political causes, Israel and Taiwan didn’t take part within the Video games.

Ahmed Al Maktoum (United Arab Emirates) received a taking pictures gold medal on the 2004 Summer time Olympics, which have been held in Athens, Greece. A sportswriter stated, “On a outstanding day in August through the 2004 Athens Olympic Video games, the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hasher Al Maktoum blasted to victory within the males’s double lure taking pictures occasion, equalling the Olympic file of 189 factors beforehand set by Australian Russell Mark on the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Video games”.

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

Tokyo hosted the FIVB Males’s World Championship in 2007. Remaining 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 (monitor & discipline), Saori Yoshida (wrestling), Ayumi Tanimoto (martial arts), Mizuki Noguchi (marathon), Kosuke Kitajima (aquatics), Ai Shibata (swimming), Hiroshi Yamamoto (archery).