Glimpse of Football and Tennis Triumphs at the Asian Games India’s Tennis and Football Records At Asian Games: A Historic Overview. Football, the world’s most popular sport, prominently features and garners the highest viewership. Since its beginning, the Asian Games have regularly included football, and the Indian football team has an impressive record. In 1951, India made an impressive start to their football journey by winning the gold medal in the inaugural Asian Games held in New Delhi. Since then, except for two editions, the team has consistently participated in the Asian Games, proving their mettle on the field. Their determination and skill are an inspiration to all those who aspire to achieve greatness in the world of football.
Tennis has been a popular sport at the Asian Games since 1958 and remains popular today. In total, India has won 32 medals in tennis at the games, including 9 golds, 6 silvers, and 17 bronzes. This impressive medal count showcases their remarkable skills on the court.
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Indian Football Team Performance at the Asian Games
Asian Games Venue & Year Position New Delhi 1951 Winner Manila 1954 8 th Tokyo 1954 4 th Jakarta 1962 Winner Bangkok 1966 8 th Bangkok 1970 3 rd Tehran 1974 13 th Bangkok 1978 8 th New Delhi 1982 6 th Seoul 1986 16 th Beijing 1990 Did not qualify Hiroshima 1994 Did not qualify Bangkok 1998 16 th Busan 2002 10 th Doha 2006 14 th Guangzhou 2010 14 th Incheon 2014 26 th Jakarta 2018 Did nor qualify
Performance Of India In Tennis At The Asian Games
List of Gold Medallists
Name Event Year Leander Paes and Gaurav Natekar Men’s Doubles 1994, Hiroshima Games Zeeshan Ali, Asif Ismail, Leander Paes, and Gaurav Natekar Team 1994, Hiroshima Games Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi Men’s Doubles 2002, Busan Games Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi Men’s Doubles 2006, Doha Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh Men’s Doubles 2010, Guangzhou Somdev Devvarman Men’s Singles 2010, Guangzhou Leander Paes and Sania Mirza Mixed Doubles 2006, Doha Games Saketh Myneni and Sania Mirza Mixed Doubles 2014, Incheon Games Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan Men’s Doubles 2018, Jakarta Games
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List of Silver Medallists
Name Event Year Nandal Bal, Srinivasan Vasudevan, Enrico Piperno and Jayant Rikhye Men’s Team 1982, New Delhi Games Manisha Malhotra and Mahesh Bhupathi Mixed Doubles 2002, Busan Games Sania Mirza Women’s Singles 2006, Doha Games Ankita Bhambri, Shikha Uberoi, Isha Lakhani and Sania Mirza Women’s Team 2006, Doha Games Sania Mirza and Vishnu Vardhan Mixed Doubles 2010, Guangzhou Saketh Myneni and Sanam Singh Men’s Doubles 2014, Incheon Games
List of Bronze Medallists
Name Event Year Shiv Prakash Mishra and Vinay Dhawan Men’s Doubles 1966, Bangkok Games Chiradeep Mukherjee Shyam Minotra Men’s Doubles 1978 Bangkok Games Zeeshan Ali, Rohit Rajpal, Leander Paes and Srinivas Vasudevan Men’s Team 1990, Beijing Games Leander Paes Men’s Singles 1994, Hiroshima Games Nitin Kiratne, Mahesh Bhupathi, Syed Fazaluddin and Srinath Prahlad Men’s Team 1998, Bangkok Games Mahesh Bhupathi and Nirupama Vaidyanathan Mixed Doubles 1998, Bangkok Games Mahesh Bhupathi and Men’s Singles 1998, Bangkok Games Srinath Prahlad Men’s Singles 1998, Bangkok Games Leander Paes and Sania Mirza Mixed Doubles 2002, Busan Games Mustafa Ghouse and Vishal Uppal Men’s Doubles 2002, Busan Games Somdev Devvarman, Vishnu Vardhan, Sanam Singh and Karan Rastogi Men’s Team 2010, Guangzhou Games Sania Mirza Women’s Singles 2010, Guangzhou Games Prarthana Thombare and Sania Mirza Women’s Doubles 2014, Incheon Games Divij Sharan and Yuki Bhambri Men’s Doubles 2014, Incheon Games Yuki Bhambri Men’s Singles 2014, Incheon Games Ankita Raina Women’s Singles 2018 Jakarta Games Prajnesh Gunneswaran Men’s Singles 2018 Jakarta Games