The first Asian Games was hosted by New Delhi from March 4-11. As New Delhi hosted the first Asian Games, the hosts Indians finished second behind Japan to win 51 medals. Indians participated in all 6 Sports. Check results by each sports.
Indian History at Every Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
Indian Medal Winners at Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
Asian Games 2018: Indian Contingent and Schedule
Asian Games 1951 Statistics
Indian Contingent: 151
Medals: 169 medals (57 gold, 57 silver and 55 bronze)
Countries Winning Medals: 8
3-member squad of Indians won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze to beat Iran as KP Thakkar won both Gold medals.
Football: Indians won the Men’s Team Gold Medal
Each game was played for 60 minutes. Without conceding a goal, Indians scored 3 each against Indonesia (QF), Afghanistan (SF) and solitary winning goal against Iran (Final).
Sahu Mewalal with 4 goals became the highest goal scorer of event. Pansanttom Venkatesh scored 2 and Santosh Nandy scored 1 goal.
Squad: Berland Anthony, Syed Khwaja Azizuddin, A. M. Bachan, Sunil Chatterjee, Abhoy Ghosh, D. N. Devine Jones, Ahmed Mohammed Khan, G. Y. S. Laiq, Sheikh Abdul Latif, Loganathan, Sailen Manna, Sahu Mewalal, Noor Mohammed, Santosh Nandy, Chandan Singh Rawat, P. B. A. Saleh, Madar Abdus Sattar, T. Shanmugham, Runu Guha Thakurta, K. L. Varadaraj, T. M. Varghese, Pansanttom Venkatesh
Indians defeated Singapore 6-4 to win Gold medal as only two teams participated.
Indian Squad: Jahar Ahir, Ganesh Das, D. Daver, R. Dean, I. Mansoor, G. Rattansey, Kanti Shah
Indians finished third with a Silver and a Bronze.
Dandamudi Rajagopal Heavyweight (+90 kg)
Kamineni Eswara Rao (IND) 90 kg
JD Telang and NK Nair 82.5 kg
BN Ghosh, Daniel Pon Mani 67.5 kg
SG Sethuraman 60 kg
R Desai, VW Phenany 56 KG