Asian Games 2018 | Jakarta / Palembang

JAKARTA – A summary of the Facts & Figures of the events held on Wednesday 22 August.


  • Japan achieved its 2900th medal in Asian Games history when Tomohiro ARAYA (JPN) claimed his first Asian Games medal with silver in the men’s taijiquan & taijijian all-round wushu. Japan became the second NOC to reach this number after China.
  • Thailand won gold in the men’s team regu for the sixth successive Asian Games. It is the first event in any sport in which Thailand has won six gold medals.
  • India’s 26-0 Pool A hockey win over Hong Kong China was the biggest victory achieved in the men’s or women’s competition in Asian Games history.
  • Azamat KUSTUBAYEV won bronze in the men’s Greco-Roman 87kg wrestling to achieve Kazakhstan’s 500th medal at the Asian Games.
  • China (83, G38-S30-B15) leads the medal table after the fourth day of medal events at the 2018 Asian Games, ahead of Japan (68, G20-S23-B25) and Republic of Korea (49, G11-S15-B23).

Artistic gymnastics

  • Men’s team: China became the first NOC to win a specific men’s event in artistic gymnastics for an 11th time at the Asian Games.
  • Japan (silver) and gold medallist China both won a record 12th medal in this event.
  • Republic of Korea claimed bronze for its 10th medal in the men’s team competition at the Asian Games, but none has been gold.


  • Women’s team: Japan won its seventh gold medal of all badminton events, and its first since Kanako YONEKURA won the women’s singles in 1998, with victory in the women’s team event. Japan also won this event in 1966 and 1970.
  • Men’s team: China won this event for a record sixth time. Indonesia has won it five times.
  • LIN Dan (CHN) won his fifth gold medal in badminton at the Asian Games and equalled the record set by Christian HADINATA (INA, 5).


  • Women’s trios: Malaysia became the second NOC to win the women’s trios multiple times, after Republic of Korea (3). It was Mei Lan CHEAH’s (MAS) third gold medal in bowling, and her seventh medal in total.

Canoe/kayak slalom

  • Men’s C1: Takuya HANEDA (JPN) won his third medal in this event at the Asian Games, after taking silver in 2010 and gold in 2014. He is the first slalom paddler to win multiple gold medals and three total medals at the Asian Games.
  • Women’s K1: Aki YAZAWA (JPN) became the first slalom paddler from Japan to win gold in a women’s event in canoe/kayak slalom at the Asian Games.

Cycling road

  • Women’s individual road race: NA Ahreum (KOR) won gold for Republic of Korea. NA also won the women’s individual time trial in 2014. It means she is the first woman to have won gold in both the women’s individual road race and the individual time trial at the Asian Games.


  • Women’s team sabre: Republic of Korea achieved its 44th gold medal in fencing to close in on China’s record of 46. China took silver after losing to Republic of Korea in the final for the second successive time in this event.
  • Men’s team epee: Japan won its first gold medal in this event, after it had claimed six medals in total, while China’s silver was its 10th medal in this event, a record total it shares with Republic of Korea.


  • Men’s team: India defeated Hong Kong China 26-0 in Pool A, the biggest victory in men’s or women’s hockey in Asian Games history.


  • Men’s team accuracy: Indonesia won its sixth gold medal at the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games with victory in this event. It previously won at least six gold medals in 1998 (6), 1978 (8) and 1962 (11).
  • Women’s team accuracy: Thailand won its first gold medal in paragliding at the Asian Games. It became the 23rd sport at the Asian Games in which Thailand has won gold.


  • Men’s team regu: Thailand won gold in the men’s team regu for the sixth successive Asian Games. It is the first event in any sport in which Thailand has won six gold medals.
  • Women’s team regu: Thailand won the women’s team regu gold for the fifth time. It failed to win gold only in 2006, when it lost to Vietnam in the final.
  • Payom SRIHONGSA (THA) equalled compatriots Areerat TAKAN and Tidawan DAOSAKUL on a record five sepaktakraw gold medals for women.


  • Women’s 25m pistol: Rahi Jeevan SARNOBAT (IND) became the first shooter representing India to win gold in a women’s event at the Asian Games. Before today, India was the NOC with the most medals in women’s shooting events without a gold medal (4 silver and 6 bronze).
  • Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions: Nandinzaya GANKHUYAG and Narantuya CHULUUNBADRAKH won gold and silver medals respectively as they achieved Mongolia’s first 1-2 finish in this event. It is the first time their NOC has had two athletes on the podium of a specific event in any sport at the Asian Games.


  • Men’s 100m butterfly: Joseph Isaac SCHOOLING (SGP) won the 100m butterfly for the second time in a row at the Asian Games after winning in 2014. He became the second swimmer to win this event twice. Takashi YAMAMOTO (JPN) won it three times.
  • It was the first swimming event at the 2018 Asian Games not to have been won by either China or Japan.
  • Women’s 200m freestyle: LI Bingjie (CHN) won her first individual gold medal. She was also part of the winning women’s 4x200m freestyle team earlier in these Games. China has now equalled Japan on a record seven gold medals in this event.
  • YANG Junxuan (CHN) took silver to give China a 1-2 in the event. China also achieved this in 2002, 2006 and 2010. YANG and her gold medal compatriot Li Bingjie are both aged 16.
  • Men’s 100m breaststroke: Yasuhiro KOSEKI (JPN) won his first gold medal at these Games. He had won three silver and one bronze in swimming at Incheon 2014, including silver in the men’s breaststroke.
  • Japan has now won a medal in this event at all 16 Games in which it has been held.
  • Women’s 200m butterfly: ZHANG Yufei (CHN) won the fifth gold medal for China in the women’s 200m butterfly, equalling Japan (5) as the NOC on most gold medals in this event.
  • Men’s 400m individual medley: Daiyo SETO (JPN) won his fourth swimming gold medal and his fifth in total. He is the second man to win gold in the men’s 400m individual medley and in the 200m butterfly at one Asian Games, after WU Peng (CHN) in 2002.
  • Women’s 100m backstroke: Natsumi SAKAI (JPN) became the third swimmer to claim a medal in all three backstroke events at a single Asian Games. She had already won silver in the 200m and bronze in the 50m in 2018. Reiko NAKAMURA (JPN) and ZHAO Jing (CHN) also achieved the feat in 2006.
  • Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay: Japan won its seventh gold medal in this event, the most won by any NOCs and surpassing China (6).
  • China’s SUN Yang won his 13th total medal at the Asian Games (G8-S5-B0) to become the second swimmer on at least 13 medals. PARK Tae-Hwan (KOR) has won 14 medals in swimming.
  • Mixed 4x100m medley relay: China became the first winner of the mixed 4x100m medley relay event at the Asian Games.
  • XU Jiayu joined compatriot SUN Yang (CHN) as the only athlete to have won three gold medals in all sports at the 2018 Asian Games so far.
  • Japan claimed silver, with Ryosuke IRIE (JPN) winning his 12th medal at the Asian Games (G6-S6-B0). Only one Japanese athlete has won more, Ryohei KOBA (15) in shooting.
  • Rikako IKEE (JPN) collected her sixth medal at the Jakarta-Palembang Games, a new record for a Japanese woman at a single Asian Games in any sport.


  • Men’s -63kg: Mirhashem HOSSEINI (IRI) became the third Iranian athlete to win the men’s -63kg event at the Asian Games, as Iran equalled Republic of Korea on a record three gold medals in the event.
  • Men’s -80kg: Nikita RAFALOVICH (UZB) clinched Uzbekistan’s second taekwondo gold at the Asian Games, after Jasur BAYKUZIYEV won the men’s middleweight in 2014.


  • Men’s 69kg: O Kang Chol (PRK) won DPR Korea’s second gold medal in men’s weightlifting at these Games, after OM Yun Chol won the men’s 56kg event. The NOC only won more gold in men’s events in this sport (3) at the Bangkok 1978 Asian Games.


  • Men’s Greco-Roman 77 & 87kg: Mohammadali GERAEI (IRI, men’s 77kg) and Hossein NOURI (IRI, men’s 87kg) won Iran’s 18th gold medal in Greco-Roman events in wrestling. The NOC leapfrogs Japan (17) and now trails only Republic of Korea (36) for most gold in these events.
  • Azamat KUSTUBAYEV’s bronze was Kazakhstan’s 500th medal at the Asian Games.
  • Men’s Greco-Roman 97kg: CHO Hyo Chul (KOR) achieved Republic of Korea’s first gold medal in a weight class above 90kg since it won gold in the men’s Greco-Roman 96kg and 120kg events in 2006.
  • Men’s Greco-Roman 130kg: Muminjon ABDULLAEV (UZB) became the first wrestler from Uzbekistan to win gold in the maximum weight class in a Greco-Roman event.
  • Nurmakhan TINALIYEV (KAZ, silver) is the first man to win three medals in the Greco-Roman maximum weight class, after he won gold in 2010 and 2014.


  • Men’s taijiquan & taijijian all-round: Tomohiro ARAYA (JPN) achieved his first Asian Games medal with silver in this event. It was Japan’s 2900th total medal in Asian Games history. They are the second NOC to reach this number after China.
  • Women’s changquan: QI Xinyi (CHN) won her first Asian Games medal with gold in the women’s changquan. China has now won seven of the eight gold medals in all changquan women’s events at the Asian Games.
  • Women’s -60kg: Suchaya BUALUANG (THA) took bronze to become the first woman from Thailand to win a wushu medal, after the NOC had already won 11 in men’s events in this sport.

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