Iran most successful middle eastern nation in Asian Games 2014 (Asiad) in Incheon Korea

The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 – October 4, 2014.

Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries competed at the Games, the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.

Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.

Source: http://iranfrontpage.com/news/society/sports/2014/09/irans-shot-putter-rajabi-wins-silver-asiad/


Medal table (top 5 of 45 countries)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 151 108 83 342
2  South Korea (KOR) 79 71 84 234
3  Japan (JPN) 47 76 77 200
4  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 28 23 33 84
5  Iran (IRI) 21 18 18 57

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Asian_Games_medal_table


Iran won medals in a variety of sports:

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Archery 1 0 1 2
Basketball 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 2 1 3
Athletics 1 1 0 2
Canoeing 0 2 3 5
Cycling 1 1 1 3
Fencing 0 1 0 1
Kabaddi 0 2 0 2
Karate 3 0 2 5
Rowing 1 0 3 4
Shooting 1 2 0 3
Taekwondo 4 2 1 7
Volleyball 1 0 0 1
Weightlifting 1 1 0 2
Wrestling 6 1 5 12
Wushu 1 2 1 4
Total 21 18 18 57

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_at_the_2014_Asian_Games

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