2010 Asian Para Games medal table

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A far view of a stadium, with two large sitting pavilions and greenery around the compound.
Guangdong Olympic Stadium (used for all the athletics events) hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.[1][2]

The 2010 Asian Para Games (officially known as the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games) was a multi-sport event held in Guangzhou, China from December 12–19, 2010, in which athletes with physical disabilities competed against one another. The Games replaced the FESPIC Games (Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled), and were held two weeks after the conclusion of the 16th Asian Games.[3] A total of 2,512 athletes from 41 Asian National Paralympic Committees participated in the Games, competing in 19 sports.[4] In the Games, 17 world and 82 Asian records were broken, compared with 3 world and 103 Asian records in the 2010 Asian Games.[4][5]

Athletes from 31 nations earned medals at the Games, and athletes from 20 of these nations won at least one gold medal. Competitors from the host nation, China, led all medal categories; they won more than half the total gold medals (185), the most silver medals (118), the most bronze medals (88) and the most medals overall (391, nearly 38% of all medals awarded). Japanese athletes claimed 103 medals in total (including 32 golds), earning second spot on the table. South Korea and Iran both won 27 gold medals, but South Korea's silver-medal count (43) helped it clinch third position on the table; Iran, with 24 silvers, finished in the fourth spot.

Chinese swimmer Zhi Guo won six medals (five gold and one silver) and was the most medalled athlete at the Games, as well as the athlete with the most gold medals. Kitsana Jorchuy of Thailand won four golds in athletics, and was the most successful non-Chinese athlete at the Games. Rong Jing and Zhang Lei of China were the most successful athletes outside of athletics or swimming; both won three medals (two gold and one silver) in wheelchair fencing.[6]

Medal table

The ranking in this table is consistent with International Paralympic Committee convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won (in this context, a "nation" is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next, and then the number of bronze medals. If nations are still tied, equal ranking is given; they are listed alphabetically by IPC country code.

A total of 1,020 medals (341 gold, 338 silver and 341 bronze medal) were awarded. Two bronze medals were awarded per event in wheelchair fencing (except women's team épée) and judo (except women's 48-, 57-, 63- and 70-kg categories).[8][9][10] In athletics only three athletes participated in some events, thus bronzes were not awarded in four women's events (shot put – F35/36,[11][a] 400 m – T12,[12][b] 200 m – T12[13][b] and 100 m – T12[14][b]) and the men's discus throw – F51/52/53,[15][c] long jump – F36,[16][a] 1500 m – T11[17][b] and 1500 m – T37.[18][a] A tie for second place in the men's high jump – F42 event[c] meant that two silvers were awarded; in this event, all medals were won by Chinese athletes.[19] In badminton, due to the participation of only three players in the women's singles BMSTL2 event,[d] no bronze medal was awarded.[20][21] Only two athletes participated in women's −82.50 kg event of powerlifting, so no bronze was awarded.[22] In women's wheelchair basketball, only three teams participated and no bronze was awarded.[23]

Key

  *   Host nation (China)

2010 Asian Para Games medal table
 Rank  NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN)* 185 118 88 391
2  Japan (JPN) 32 39 32 103
3  South Korea (KOR) 27 43 33 103
4  Iran (IRI) 27 24 29 80
5  Thailand (THA) 20 34 39 93
6  Malaysia (MAS) 9 13 23 45
7  Iraq (IRQ) 9 5 6 20
8  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 8 7 11 26
9  Hong Kong (HKG) 5 9 14 28
10  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 4 6 1 11
11  Vietnam (VIE) 3 4 10 17
12  Jordan (JOR) 3 0 2 5
13  Pakistan (PAK) 2 1 1 4
14  Indonesia (INA) 1 5 5 11
15  India (IND) 1 4 9 14
16  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1 4 1 6
17  Sri Lanka (SRI) 1 2 6 9
18  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 2 3 6
19  Bahrain (BRN) 1 2 0 3
20  Palestine (PLE) 1 0 1 2
21  Philippines (PHI) 0 4 3 7
21  Syria (SYR) 0 4 3 7
23  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 2 5 7
24  Mongolia (MGL) 0 2 3 5
25  Brunei (BRU) 0 2 2 4
26  Kuwait (KUW) 0 1 2 3
27  Lebanon (LIB) 0 1 1 2
28  Singapore (SIN) 0 0 4 4
29  Turkmenistan (TKM) 0 0 2 2
30  Myanmar (MYA) 0 0 1 1
30  Qatar (QAT) 0 0 1 1
Total (31 NPCs) 341 338 341 1020

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  • a "T" plus a number signifies a track class and "F" plus a number signifies a field class. Classes 32–38 cover athletes with different levels of cerebral palsy – both for athletes who use a wheelchair (32–34) and those that are ambulant (35–38).[24]
  • b Classes 11, 12 and 13 cover the different levels of visual impairment.[24]
  • c Classes 40–46 cover athletes who are ambulant with different levels of amputations.[24]
  • d This class covers badminton player who is ambulant but has moderate impairments of the legs.[25]

References

General
  • "All Sports – Medal Standings". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
Specific
  1. ^ "Athletics – Sport Related Information". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Asian Para Games flame to stay in Guangzhou forever". Guangzhou: gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. December 20, 2010. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Xinhua (November 29, 2006). "Guangzhou wins bid to host 2010 Asian Para-Games". The China Daily. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Inaugural Asian Para Games concludes with flame and spirit to stay forever". Guangzhou: English.xinhuanet.com. Xinhua News Agency. December 19, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Asian Games close with China dominant". The Pakistan Times. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "All Sports – Multi Medallists". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Goalball – Sport Related Information". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Wheelchair Fencing – Medals Standings". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Wheelchair Fencing – Medals by Event – Women's Team Epee". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Judo – Medallists by Sport & Event". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Women's Shot Put – F35/36". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Women's 400m – T12". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Women's 200m – T12". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Women's 100m – T12". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Men's Discus Throw – F51/52/53". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Men's Long Jump – F36". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Men's 1500m – T11". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Men's 1500m – T37". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Medals by Event – Athletics – Men's High Jump – F42". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Badminton – Sport Entries by Event". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Medals by Event – Badminton – Women's Singles BMSTL2". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Powerlifting – Sport Entries by Event – Women's −82.50 kg". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Wheelchair Basketball – Sport Related Information". gzapg2010.cn (Official website of the Games). Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para Games Organising Committee. Archived from the original on December 18, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  24. ^ a b c "Sports & Classification – Summer Sports – Athletics". paralympic.org.au. Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Classification – Standing". parabadminton.org. Parabadminton World Federation. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 

External links

  • Official website of the Asian Paralympic Committee
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