2002 Asian Games: Indians Win 36 Medals

At Busan Asian Games, Indians won 36 medals to finish 7th. K. M. Beenamol won two Gold medals and a Silver while in Women’s 800 m Indians had a rare top two finish. Golf, Kabaddi and Tennis added to Gold medals.

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

Asian Games 2002 Statistics

    Nations: 44
    Sports: 38 (Bodybuilding made debut)
    Events: 419
    Competitors: 7711
    Winner: China
    India: 7th
    Indian Contingent: 356
    Medals: 1350 medals (427 gold, 421 silver and 502 bronze)
    Countries Winning Medals: 39

6-member team represented India.

37-members squad of Indians won 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 Bronze to finish second in Athletics. 6 of the Gold medals were won in Women’s event.

2 members represented India in Badminton.

Beach Volleyball
4 members represented India in pairs in Men’s event. Pradeep John and Mohan Poothathan, Krishna Reddy Patlilla and Jameeluddin Mohammed participated. Both pair lost all 4 matches they played.

2 members represented India.

1 Athlete represented India.

8-member team represented India.

Cue sports
12-member Indian team won a Gold, a Silver and a Bronze.

5-member team represented India.

Indians won a Bronze and finished joint 5th with China and Malaysia.

Indian Men’s team won a Silver, losing final to the hosts, South Korea. Women’s team lost all matches to finish 4th.
Men’s Squad: Devesh Chauhan, Bharat Chettri, Dilip Tirkey, Jugraj Singh, Kamalpreet Singh, Dinesh Nayak, Viren Rasquinha, Vikram Pillay, Ignace Tirkey, Bimal Lakra, Dhanraj Pillay, Deepak Thakur, Prabhjot Singh, Daljit Singh Dhillon, Gagan Ajit Singh, Tejbir Singh
Result for Men’s
Placed in Group A, they finished second after winning two and drawing against South Korea.
Def Hong Kong 5-1
Def Japan 3-0
Drew South Korea 1-1
In the semifinal, they defeated Pakistan 4-3 but lost second final to South Korea 3-4.

Women’s Squad:
Tingonleima Chanu, Amandeep Kaur, Suman Bala, Suraj Lata Devi, Sita Gussain, Sumrai Tete, Pritam Rani Siwach, Mamta Kharab, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Helen Mary, Masira Surin, Adline Kerketta, Kanti Baa, Manjinder Kaur, Saba Anjum Karim, Sanggai Chanu

lost to China 0-2
Lost to South Korea 0-5
Lost to Japan 2-3

Indians finished 10th after winning 2 and losing 1. In Group C, they def Bangladesh 3-0 with duo from Bhutia and a goal from Renedy Singh. Again the duo from Bhutia and a goal from Abhishek Yadav helped them defeat Turkmenistan 3-1. But, with defeat against China by 2-0, they were knocked out.
Head coach: Stephen Constantine
Goalkeeper: Rajat Ghosh Dastidar, Sangram Mukherjee, Naseem Akhtar
Others: Debjit Ghosh, Satish Kumar Bharti, Shanmugam Venkatesh, Tomba Singh, Renedy Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Bijen Singh, Jo Paul Ancheri, Alex Ambrose, Manitombi Singh, Mahesh Gawli, Baichung Bhutia, Samir Subash Naik, Deepak Mondal, Krishnan Nair Ajayan, Parveen Kumar

4-member squad of Indians won a Gold to finish joint third.

3-member squad represented India.

Another clinical performance earned 4th Consecutive Kabaddi Gold for India.
Squad: Ram Mehar Singh, Shamsher Singh, Neer Gulia, B. C. Ramesh, Manpreet Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Sunder Singh, Jagdish, B. C. Suresh, K. K. Jagdeesha, Dinesh Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar
They won all 5 matches scoring 224 points, conceding 84 points to have a point difference of +140.
Def Malaysia 47-21
Def Japan 53-21
Def Bangladesh 37-14
Def Sri Lanka 50-21
Def Pakistan 37-7

2 Indians participated.

19-member squad won a Bronze medal.

One silver and two Bronze medal from 11-member squad tok India to 7th position.

31-member squad returned with two Silver medals finishing 10th.

4-members participated.

5-members participated.

Table Tennis
2-members participated.

9-members squad won a Bronze.

11-member squad of Indians won a Gold, a Silver and two Bronze medals to finish third in the event where 7 nations won a Gold medal each.

Indian Men’s team finished 5th after winning 4 and losing 2 matches.
Results at Group
Def Taiwan 3-1
Def Pakistan 3-0
Results at Semifinal Groups
Lost to South Korea 0-3
Def Macau 3-0
Def Qatar 3-0
Lost to Iran 2-3

5-members participated.

16-member squad won a Bronze medal.

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