Asian Games: Indian Medal Winners in Discus Throw

Indians started Asian Games with a Gold medal in Discuss Throw when Makhan Singh emerged winner in 1951 Asian Games. Since then, Indians almost ruled in Men’s event till 1974 Asian Games. But, as China emerged as the Sports Power in 1978, medals for India declined in this event also. From 1998, Women’s event has seen India winning a medal till 2018 Asian Games that included breaking the Chinese power with a Gold in 2002 Asian Games by Neelam. Check the key facts and medal winners from Indian in Discus Throw event till the end of Asian Games 2018.

Asian Games: Indian Medal Winners in Athletics

Indian History at Every Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Indian Medal Winners at Asian Games: 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Indian Performance at Asian Games in Different Sports
Indian Medals in Athletics:

    Field: Javelin Throw
    Track: 800m, 1500m
    Combined Events Winners: Pentahlon, Heptathlon, Decathlon

Highlights

    7 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze in Men and Women Event.
    3 Medal Winners in Women’s event
    8 Medal winners in Men’s event
    8 Athletes have won 2 or more medals each in Men’s or Women’s event
    2 instance of two medal winners in the same event – 1958 and 1966 Asian Games.
    2 Gold by Praveen Kumar Sobti
    3 Medals each by Parduman Singh Brar (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) and Praveen Kumar Sobti (2 Gold, 1 Silver)

Medals in Women’s Discus Throw: 2 Gold, 4 Bronze

    1998 BRONZE Neelam Jaswant Singh
    2002 GOLD Neelam Jaswant Singh
    2006 BRONZE Krishna Poonia
    2010 BRONZE Krishna Poonia
    2014 GOLD Seema Punia
    2018 BRONZE Seema Punia

Medals in Men’s Discus Throw: 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze

    1951 Gold Makhan Singh
    1954 Gold Parduman Singh Brar
    1958 Gold Balkar Singh
    1958
    BRONZE Parduman Singh Brar
    1962 Silver Parduman Singh Brar
    1966 Gold Praveen Kumar Sobti
    1966 Bronze Balkar Singh
    1970 Gold Praveen Kumar Sobti
    1974 Silver Praveen Kumar Sobti
    1982 Silver Kuldip Singh
    1986 BRONZE Manjit Singh
    1998 Silver Anil Kumar
    2002 BRONZE Anil Kumar
    2010 Bronze Vikas Gowda
    2014 Silver Vikas Gowda

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