The second Asian Para Games took place from October 18 – 24 2014. A total of 2497 athletes from 41 countries competed in 443 events across 23 sports making them the second largest multi-sport competition for athletes with an impairment.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hung Won and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven were amongst the dignitaries on who attended the Opening Ceremony. They saw a colourful laser light show and presentation based on the theme
Impossible Drives Us
Over the course of the seven days of competition, a total of 24 world, 121 Asian and 305 Games records were set. China topped the medal table, with the host nation in second place.
When the Games officially closed, the Asian Paralympic Flag was lowered and handed over to Prof Djoko Pekik Irianto, Deputy Minister of of Sports Achievement to the Youth and Sports Minister, who represented the next host nation, Indonesia.
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Iraq’s Wurood Basim Ati Al-Murshedi kicked off proceedings with gold in the women’s individual compound open in a tense 128-127 victory against home favourite Jin-Young Jeong. In the men’s individual compound open, Iran’s Hadi Nori beat Hong Kong, China’s, Sang Wu Tung 142-136.
Iran’s Paralympic champion Zahra Nemati then claimed the women’s individual recurve open title, with a 6-5 victory over China’s Jinyan Ye, before compatriot Ebrahim Ranjbarkivaj took the men’s equivalent in a 6-0 victory against China’s Lixue Zhao.
And more Iranian success followed with gold in the mixed team compound open, with a narrow 147-144 victory over South Korea.
But the hosts soon tasted glory through Dong-Sub Koo, who won the individual W1 open combined, beating compatriot Dae-Sung Jang 132-122.
There was also gold for China in the mixed team recurve open, beating hosts South Korea 6-2. And Iran took the bronze in a 6-0 victory over Iraq.Athletics
China topped the athletics medals table overall, winning 104 medals (67 gold, 28 silver, nine bronze), ahead of Iran with 72 (21 gold, 33 silver, 13 bronze) and Japan with 42 (14 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze).
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A full round-up of the badminton action at the 2014 Incheon Asian Para-Games can be found under this linkBoccia
It was an all-Thai affair in the mixed BC1 final, with Pattaya Tadtong edging out compatriot Witsanu Huadpradit 7-3 for the gold medal.
And it was a similar story in the mixed BC2 final, with Thailand’s Worawut Saengampa beating compatriot Watcharaphon Vongsa 7-1.
An all-Korean showdown ensued in the mixed BC3 final, as Jun-Yup Kim won 4-3 against Ho-Won Jeong.
Fresh from his two world titles at the recent BISFed Boccia World Championships, Hong Kong, China’s Leung Yuk Wing added the Asian Para-Games title to his collection with a 5-2 victory against compatriot Wai Yan Vivian Lau.Cycling
A full review of the cycling from the Incheon 2014 Asian Para-Games can be found under this link.Football 5-a-side
Iran were crowned Asian Para-Games champions after they topped the table in the round-robin tournament.
Undefeated throughout, they acquired 10 points from four games to claim victory, with Japan winning silver and China taking bronze.Football 7-a-side
Paralympic bronze medalists Iran put in a dominant performance to claim gold as they beat Japan 5-0 in the final.
Two goals each from Hossein Tiz Bor and Moslem Akbari, and one from Hashem Rastegarimobin, were enough to see off Japan.
Hosts South Korea won bronze, with a 3-0 victory against Singapore.Goalball
A full recap of the goalball action from the Incheon 2014 Asian Para-Games can be found under this link.Judo
Uzbekistan led the medal table at the end of the judo competition with a total of ten medals, including 7 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. In second place were China on 7 medals (5 golds), followed by Mongolia and hosts South Korea, who both took one gold medal.
In the men’s team competition Iran came out on top against South Korea, while Mongolia took bronze.
Meanwhile in the women’s team event, it was Mongolia who proved the strongest team, beating Thailand, who took silver, with India winning the bronze medal.Powerlifting
China finished on top of the powerlifting medals table with seven gold and two silver medals. Iran secured second place with four gold and four silver, and Vietnam were third with two gold and two silver medals.
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South Korea’s Jun-Ha Park won the men’s single sculls ASM1x title in 5:06.94, beating China’s Cheng Huang (5:10.57) and Japan’s Daisuke Maeda (5:40.06).
And the mixed Double Sculls TAMix2x was won by home favourites Mi-Seok Jeon and Sang-Hun Lim in 4:57.62, beating Japan’s Shingeru Komazaki and Yuno Shinada (5:35.78) and Hong Kong, China’s Shing on Shek and Hoi Yu Lui (5:39.88).Sailing
Jovin Tan and Qian Yin Yap won gold in the two-person keelboat (Dinghy 303), scoring an impressive nine net points across the nine races.
They won every race bar two, where they finished second and third, before the lowest placing was dropped from their overall score.
Second went to Japan’s Shinya Yamamoto and Mari Kitagawa, whilst Malaysia’s Nurul Amilin Balawi and Mustafah Junell took bronze.
In the 2.4mR class, Malaysia’s Al Mustakin Matrin beat compatriot Azmi Ani to gold, with Japan’s Yasuhiko Tanimoto taking bronze.Shooting
Korea topped the medals table with eight gold, three silver and eight bronze medals. China finished second with 10 medals including three gold, five silver and two bronze and Iran third with two gold, two silver and one bronze.
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China won gold in the women’s final, beating Iran 3-0. The bronze went Japan’s way, as they beat South Korea by the same score line.
However, this was reversed in the men’s final, with Iran beating China 3-0. Iraq claimed the bronze, winning 3-1 against Kazakhstan.Swimming
In Swimming, China was the dominant force, winning 95 medals (48 gold, 34 silver and 13 bronze). Japan was second (52 medals) and South Korea third (32 medals) in the overall table.
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China topped the medals table in the table tennis, winning 19 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals. They were ahead of South Korea, who won seven gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze medals on home soil.
Third went to Indonesia, who claimed two gold, one silver and three bronze. A number of Paralympic and world champions added Asian titles to their collections. Most notably, China’s Liu Jing and Zhang Biang, both winners at the recent World Championships in Beijing, who won the women’s class 1-2 and class 5 singles titles respectively.
Arguably one of the shocks of the competition came from South Korea’s Li Migyu, as she beat China’s world champion Li Qian in the women’s singles class 3.Wheelchair basketball
In the men’s event, South Korea claimed gold in a fiercely contested 61-50 victory over Japan. Iran then won the bronze, beating Thailand 87-51 in a high-scoring contest.
In the women’s competition, China emerged victorious with a 65-43 win against Japan, and the bronze went Iran’s way, as they beat hosts South Korea 53-25.Wheelchair dance sport
With two golds and a bronze, South Korean dancers proved that they had the right moves at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para-Games. Hong Kong, China, and Japan finished joint-second in the wheelchair dance sport medals table with one medal each of every colour.
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A full summary of the wheelchair fencing action at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para-Games can be found under this link.Wheelchair rugby
A full report from the wheelchair rugby in Incheon can be found under this link.Wheelchair tennis
A recap of the wheelchair tennis at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para-Games can be found under this link.