JAKARTA - A summary of the Facts & Figures of the 2018 Asian Games.
NOCs breaking their gold medal haul
- Besides the Korea Unified team, five NOCs broke their record number of gold medals at a single Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang.
- Bahrain won 12 gold medals, breaking its record of nine set in 2014
- Cambodia won two gold medals, which doubled its number from 2014
- Indonesia won 31 gold medals, surpassing its record of 11 from 1962, also in Jakarta.
- Kyrgyzstan ended up with two gold medals, after it won one in 2002 and one in 2010
- Uzbekistan won 21 golds, topping its record total of 15 from 2002.
Oldest and youngest medal winners separated by 66 years
- Bunga NYIMAS (INA) was the youngest medal winner at these Games.
- She took bronze in the women's street event in skateboarding at the age of 12 years and 138 days.
- ZHANG Minjie (CHN) became the youngest gold medal winner, when she won the synchro 10m platform in diving on her 14th birthday.
- The oldest medal winner at these Games was Bambang HARTONO (INA) as he was 78 years old when he took bronze in the mixed super team event in bridge.
- Pranab BARDHAN (IND) was the oldest gold medal winner at these Asian Games. At 60 years of age, he was part of the winning men's pair event in bridge.
Indonesia benefitting from new sports
- Nine sports were being held for the first time at these Asian Games; bridge, jetski, ju-jitsu, kurash, paragliding, pencak silat, sambo, skateboarding and sport climbing.
- Indonesia won 20 of the available 61 gold medals in these sports combined, by far the most of any NOC as Uzbekistan followed with seven gold medals.
- Indonesia was especially dominant in pencak silat, winning 14 of the 16 gold medals, with the other two going to Vietnam.
- Indonesia had not won 11 gold medals in total at any Games until this year, when it won 31 in all sports combined.
Japan having great Games in Jakarta
- Japan, one of the traditional powerhouses in Asian Games history, had a gold medal total of 75 at these Games.
- This was the NOC's second most successful Asian Games, having only surpassed this total when winning 78 golds at the Bangkok 1966 Asian Games.
- Japan broke the 1000-gold medal barrier at these Games, when Kensuke SASAOKA was victorious in the skateboard menâ€™s park event on Wednesday 29 August.
- Japan also collected its 3000th total medal in the history of the Asian Games when Kaya ISA took silver in the skateboard womenâ€™s street event, also on Wednesday 29 August.
Swimmer IKEE (JPN) most successful athlete
- Rikako IKEE (JPN) won six gold medals at these Games, to become the second person to achieve the feat at a specific Asian Games, after SO Gin Man (PRK), who won seven gold medals in men's shooting in 1982.
- IKEE's eight medals in total was also the most of all athletes in Jakarta-Palembang. It was also the equal-most of all athletes at a specific Games. GO Gin Man also won eight in 1982.
- SUN Yang (CHN) ended up with nine gold medals, as he won two in 2010, three in 2014 and four in 2018.
- Only three athletes have won more in the history of the Games; WANG Yifu (CHN) won 14 in shooting, Pornchai KAOKAEW (THA) won 10 in sepaktakraw and Yoshimi NISHIGAWA (JPN) won 10 in swimming.
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