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Interesting Facts About Asia's Sports by Rooturaj Amsterdam

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Interesting Facts About Asia's Sports by Rooturaj Amsterdam

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Football is the national sport of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Khin Maung Lwin (Secretary General of the Myanmar Olympic Committee) said: "As in most countries around the world, football is the most popular sport in Myanmar. When our national football team became champion at the 5th Asian Games Bangkok 1966 and the 6th Asian Games Bangkok 1970, football has become more popular among our people.Apart from athletics, sepaktakraw and wushu are popular in our country. "
Japan won five gold medals at the Sydney Olympics 2000: athletics and four from judo.
Susanthika Jayasinghe becomes the second athlete in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she won the silver medal in the 200m at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia. Sprint great Susanthika won the 100m and 200m gold at the 2007 Asian Championships in Amman (Jordan). At the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in 2007, won the bronze medal in the 200m. Susanthika was born December 17, 1975 at Atnawala, Sri Lanka.
Bangkok (Thailand), has hosted four Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1978, 1998).
Pakistan has sent 32 athletes to the Summer Olympics of 1972 in Monaco, Germany (West Germany). Pakistani athletes competed in six sports (athletics, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, field hockey, sailing).
Sawa Kato was one of the best gymnasts in the 20th century. In the years 1960 and 1970, Kato has won several international medals in Europe, Asia and Mexico. At the 1968 Olympic Games, won three gold medals in the individual all-round fitness facilities and competition team.
Kabbadi is practiced by millions of people in Bangladesh and India. Unfortunately, it is not an Olympic sport.
Brunei Darussalam, one of the richest countries in the world, won two bronze medals in the Games in Hiroshima in 1994.
Volleyball (men and women) for the first time presented at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo (Japan). The host country won the women's volleyball competition. The winners were: 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, which is about two times the size of Massachusetts, has never won a medal in any sport at the Asian Games.
Jordan has sent seven athletes to the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. This Arab country has participated in four sports: athletics (2), archery (1), table tennis (1) and taekwondo (3).
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) hosted in 1975 World Championship men's hockey. Final 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 UAE has won 22 medals at the 2005 West Asian Games in Doha (Qatar).
Japan is the birthplace of judo. The first judo world championships was held in Tokyo (1956). Judo made its debut as an official sport during the summer 1964 Olympics in Japan.
The most popular sport in Oman-Arab country are football, volleyball, handball and athletics.
The 1962 Asian Games were held in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. As a guest, Indonesia won a total of 48 medals and nine golds. For political reasons, Israel and Taiwan did not participate in the Games.
Ahmed Al Maktoum (UAE) won the gold medal in shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics, which were held in Athens, Greece. A sports journalist says: "In an extraordinary day in August during the Athens Olympics in 2004, Sheikh Ahmed United Arab Emirates' Bin Hasher Al Maktoum to jump to victory in the men's double trap shooting event, equaling the Olympic record of 189 points previously set by Australian Russell Mark of 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. "
Mongolia sent two female archers for the summer 1972 Olympics. They were Natjav Dariimaa and Doljin Demberel.
Tokyo hosted the FIVB Men's World Championship in 2007. Final standings:
4.Serbia & Montenegro,
Member 10.United,
12.Puerto Rico
14.Czech Republic,
19.South Korea
Japan has famous athletes: Ryoko Tani (judo), Takehiro Kashima (gymnastics), Kori Murofushi (athletics), Saori Yoshida (wrestling), Ayumi Tanimoto (martial arts), Mizuki Noguchi (marathon), Kosuke Kitajima (aquatic) For Shibata (swimming), Hiroshi Yamamoto (archery).

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