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Did you know which “Sports” are played in Asian Games

Asian Games are conducted in Asia every four years. It is a multi-sport event wherein athletes from all over Asia can participate in the sport they are proficient

The Asian Games are also known as Asiad. It is the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics. 45 Nations participate in Asian Games.

Total 40 sports were included in this year’s Asian Games. The list of sports included in Asian Games are:

  • Aquatics – One of the biggest sport category of Asian Games is Aquatics. There are 4 sport that are included in Aquatics, namely
    • Diving
    • Swimming
    • Artistic Swimming
    • Water Polo
  • Football- Football is the one of the most popular games of the world. 25 men and 11 women’s team participated in this year Asian Games. South Korea won the men’s edition and Japan won the women’s edition.
  • Golf-It is a club-and-ball sport in which players utilize different clubs to hit balls into a progression of holes on a course in as fewest strokes. Only amateurs were allowed to participate. 4 events were conducted in it : men’s individual and team events and women’s individual and team events.
  • Gymnastics– Another Popular sport of Asian Games is Gymnastics, It is a sport that requires balance, quality, adaptability, nimbleness, coordination and perseverance. There are three sports included in this:
    • Artistic
    • Rhythmic
    • Trampoline
  • Badminton– A racquet game in which we have to hit the shuttlecock over the net to the opponent’s court. Men’s and women’s singles competitions, men’s, women’s and mixed doubles competitions and men’s and women’s team events are organized usually in Asian Sports.
  • Canoeing: It is a sport in which in which we have to race on Canoes that we have to paddle. There were three categories:
    • Dragon boat
    • Slalom
    • Sprint
  • Cycling– 25 nations participated in four competitions of Cycling. The four competition are as follows:
    • BMX
    • Mountain bike
    • Road
    • Track
  • Equestrian– Events that include horse riding are included in Equestrian. Three sport included in the Asian games are:
    • Dressage
    • E venting
    • Jumping
  • Volleyball– A very popular team sport in which we have to strike the ball over the net and try to ground it on the opponent’s court. Two type of volleyball were included in this year’s Volleyball:
    • Beach volleyball
    • Indoor volleyball
  • Martial arts – Martial arts are competitive combat practices. There are 5 sports included in Asian Games namely:
    • Jujitsu
    • Kurash
    • Pencak silat
    • Sambo
    • Wushu
  • Tennis– One of the most popular racket sport is Tennis. Each player has to strike the tennis ball over the net to opponent’s court. Two types of sports were played in Tennis:
    • Regular Tennis
    • Soft tennis
  • Baseball- A very popular stick and ball game in Asia. There are two type of sports included in this category:
    • Regular Baseball
    • Softball
  • Basketball– It is a team sport in which two teams of five players play in a rectangular court. There were two categories of Basketball:
    • 3×3 basketball
    • 5×5 basketball
  • Demonstration sports- These were conducted for the first time in the history of Asian Games
    • eSports
    • Canoe polo
  • Table tennis– It is also known as ping-pong, it is a mini version of Tennis played across a table using smaller bats and a plastic ball.
  • Roller sports– The sports that include traveling on skates are included in this. Two of them were included in Asian Games:
    • Inline speed skating
    • Skateboarding

Many other sports are also included in Asian Games namely:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Bridge
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Handball
  • Jet ski
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Paragliding
  • Rowing
  • Rugby sevens
  • Sailing
  • Sepak takraw
  • Shooting
  • Sport climbing
  • Squash
  • Taekwondo
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

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