At Bangkok, Indians won first medal in debut Sports Yachting. Overall 7 Sports saw Indians winning medals at 1970 Asian Games. Indians won first medal in Water polo.
Indian History at Every Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966
Indian Medal Winners at Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 2014
Indian Performance at Asian Games in Different Sports
Asian Games 2018: Indian Contingent and Schedule
Asian Games 1970 Statistics
- Nations: 18
Sports: 13 (Yachting made debut)
Medals: 423 medals (137 gold, 133 silver and 153 bronze)
Countries Winning Medals: 10
Indians won 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze to finish second behind Japan. Kamaljeed Sandhu won the first gold medal in Women’s event.
Indians finished on top in Group C winning 2 matches against Thailand (70-64) and Malaysia (77-72) despite losing against China (71-74), who lost to Thailand and finish second at Group.
But, in the Championship Group matches they lost all 5 matches to finish 6th. They lost to Gold winner South Korea (54-93), Silver winner Israel (74-82), Bronze winner Japan, China (53-78) and Philippines (79-97).
Indians won a Gold and a silver to finish 4th. Hawa Singh won his second consecutive Gold medal.
Indians Men’s team won Silver.
In Group A, Indians scored 15 goals without conceding any as they def Singapore (7-0), Ceylon (6-0) and Malaysia (2-0). They defeated Japan 1-0 in semis but lost to Pakistan by a solitary goal in final.
Squad: Charles Cornelius, M. P. Ganesh, B. P. Govinda, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Cedric Pereira, Krishnamurthy Perumal, Ajit Pal Singh, Balbir Singh, Baldev Singh, Harbinder Singh, Harcharan Singh, Harmik Singh, Kulwant Singh, Major Singh, Mukhbain Singh, Mohinder Singh, Uthiah
Indians made a promising start by topping the Group A winning against South Vietnam 2-0 and drawing with Thailand 2-2. But, They lost semifinals to Burma 0-2 and then won Bronze medal by defeating Japan 1-0.
Indians won their first medal in Sailing. Soli Contractor
Afsar Hussain won Bronze in Enterprise
Indian Men’s team won Silver. They topped the Group A With wins against Thailand (4-3) and Indonesia (9-6) and drawing against Singapore (7-7). In semifinals, they defeated Iran (6-3) but lost final against Japan (2-4)
Squad: Ashok Biswas, Tarun Goswami, Samir Kapadia, Bharat Merchant, Piyush Mitra, Abdul Mutlib, Pattabi Raman, Chandram Rana, Avinash Sarang, Deep Narayan Singh, Umad Singh
Indians finished third with 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze.