1998 Asian Games: Indians Finish 8th with 33 Medals

Bangkok Asian Games saw Indians winning 33 medals with 7 Gold medals to finish 8th. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar won twin Gold medal. Dingko Singh won gold medal in Boxing, while Cue Sports also helped India win a Gold.

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

Asian Games 1998 Statistics

    Nations: 41
    Sports: 36 (Cue Sports made debut)
    Events: 377
    Competitors: 6554 (4,454 men, 2,100 women)
    Winner: China
    India: 8th
    Indian Contingent:
    Medals: 1225 medals (378 gold, 380 silver and 467 bronze)
    Countries Winning Medals: 33

4 archers represented India in the event where 67 athletes from 13 nations participated.

Indians won 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 7 bronze medals. Jyotirmoyee Sikdar won two Gold medals.

One member represented India.

4 pugilists represented country and Indians won 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medals as Indians finished 4th.

Cue Sports
Indians won 2 Gold, 1 silver and a Bronze to finish second behind Chinese Taipei.

Indians won a Bronze.

Indians won second Gold medal in Men’s Hockey. Women’s Team won Silver medal.

Indian Men’s team finished 16th winning one and losing 4 matches. Indian Women team finished at the bottom losing all three matches.
Men’s Result
In Group C, India defeated Nepal 1-0 by goal from Chapman but lost to Japan 0-1. In second Round Group 1 they lost all three matches.
Lost to Turkmenistan 0-3
Lost to Uzbekistan 0-2
Lost to North Korea 0-2
Men’s Squad:
Head coach: Syed Nayeemuddin
Goalkeeper: Juje Siddi, Feroz Sheriff
KV Dhanesh, Franky Barretto, Roberto Fernandes, Jiju Jacob, Shanmugam Venkatesh, Basudeb Mondal, Syed Shabir Pasha, Raman Vijayan, I. M. Vijayan, Jo Paul Ancheri, Debjit Ghosh, Carlton Chapman, Baichung Bhutia, Anit Kumar Ghosh, Abdul Khalique, Tushar Rakshit, Shamshi Reza, Hemanta Dora

Women’s Result
Placed at Group B, Indian Women lost all three matches.
Lost to South Korea 0-7
Lost to Chinese Taipei 1-13
Lost to China 0-16

4 Golfers represented India.

Indian Men’s team won Silver, losing against South Korea.
Indian Women’s team finished 4th.

Men’s team won all the three matches of Group B to finish on top defeating South Korea, defeated Japan in semifinal. South Korea defeated India in the final and Pakistan in semifinal.
Results for Indian Men
Group B
Def Bangladesh 1-0
Def China 3-0
Def South Korea 3-1
Semifinals: Def Japan 1-0
Final: Lost to South Korea 2-3

Women’s team won only 1 match, drew 2 and lost 2 to finish 4th.
Results for Women’s
Drew Japan 1-1
Lost to South Korea 0-3
Drew Uzbekistan 1-1
Def Singapore 7-0
Lost to China 0-1

Poonam won a Bronze for India.

Men’s Team won third consecutive Gold medal. Indians won all the 5 matches to emerge winner.
Def Pakistan 17-9
Def Bangladesh 36-10
Def Nepal 57-40
Def Thailand 50-22
Def Sri Lanka 76-13
Def Japan 59-25

Indians won two Bronze medals in Men’s events.
Birbal Singh, Jagjit Singh, Johnson Xavier, Tarlochan Singh Coxless Four
Binu Kurien, Kasam Khan, Pappi Singh, Rampal Singh Lightweight coxless four

Indians won 2 Silver and a Bronze.
Jaspal Rana 25 m center fire pistol
Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh Men’s Trap Team
Ashok Pandit, Ved Prakash Pilaniya, Jaspal Rana 25 m center fire pistol team

2 member team represented India.

Indians won 4 Bronze medals to finish 7th.

Mahesh Bhupathi Men’s Singles
Srinath Prahlad Men’s Singles
Mahesh Bhupathi, Syed Fazaluddin, Nitin Kirtane, Srinath Prahlad Men’s Team
Mahesh Bhupathi and Nirupama Vaidyanathan Mixed doubles

Indian squad finished 7th winning 3 and losing 3 matches.
At Pool B, Indians won 2 and lost 2 to finish third.
Lost to China 0-3
Lost to Japan 0-3
Def Pakistan 3-0
For Classification 5th-8th, they lost to Kazakhstan 0-3 and then finished 7th defeating Kazakhstan 3-0.

Silver Karnam Malleswari Women’s 63 kg

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