Athletics is an Asian Games event since 1951 in New Delhi, India. Among major athletics tournaments of the region, it succeeded the athletics at the Far Eastern Championship Games, which had ceased to be held after 1938.

Editions

Games Year Host city Best nation
I 1951 New Delhi, India  Japan
II 1954 Manila, Philippines  Japan
III 1958 Tokyo, Japan  Japan
IV 1962 Jakarta, Indonesia  Japan
V 1966 Bangkok, Thailand  Japan
VI 1970 Bangkok, Thailand  Japan
VII 1974 Tehran, Iran  Japan
VIII 1978 Bangkok, Thailand  China
IX 1982 New Delhi, India  Japan
X 1986 Seoul, South Korea  China
XI 1990 Beijing, China  China
XII 1994 Hiroshima, Japan  China
XIII 1998 Bangkok, Thailand  China
XIV 2002 Busan, South Korea  China
XV 2006 Doha, Qatar  China
XVI 2010 Guangzhou, China  China
XVII 2014 Incheon, South Korea  China
XVIII 2018 JakartaPalembang, Indonesia  China

Events

Men's events

Event 51 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Games
100 m 18
200 m 18
400 m 18
800 m 18
1500 m 18
5000 m 18
10000 m 18
Marathon 16
110 m hurdles 18
400 m hurdles 18
3000 m steeplechase 18
High jump 18
Pole vault 18
Long jump 18
Triple jump 18
Shot put 18
Discus throw 18
Hammer throw 18
Javelin throw 18
Decathlon 18
10 km walk 1
20 km walk 11
50 km walk 8
4 × 100 m relay 18
4 × 400 m relay 18
Events 24 21 22 22 22 22 21 23 24 23 24 24 24 23 23 24 24 24

Women's events

Event 51 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 Games
100 m 18
200 m 18
400 m 14
800 m 15
1500 m 13
3000 m 5
5000 m 6
10000 m 9
Marathon 9
80 m hurdles 5
100 m hurdles 13
400 m hurdles 11
3000 m steeplechase 3
High jump 18
Pole vault 6
Long jump 18
Triple jump 6
Shot put 18
Discus throw 18
Hammer throw 5
Javelin throw 18
Pentathlon 4
Heptathlon 10
10 km walk 4
20 km walk 5
4 × 100 m relay 18
4 × 400 m relay 12
Events 9 9 9 10 12 13 14 16 16 19 19 19 21 22 22 23 23 23

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)194221171586
2 China (CHN)180168114462
3 India (IND)798887254
4 South Korea (KOR)343657127
5 Bahrain (BRN)33181869
6 Qatar (QAT)27192268
7 Kazakhstan (KAZ)23232369
8 Saudi Arabia (KSA)175830
9 Pakistan (PAK)14131340
10 Thailand (THA)13142249
11 Iran (IRI)12151037
12 Uzbekistan (UZB)11171442
13 Philippines (PHI)11102950
14 Israel (ISR)113519
15 Sri Lanka (SRI)1061127
16 Malaysia (MAS)881935
17 Chinese Taipei (TPE)7202653
18 North Korea (PRK)651223
19 Iraq (IRQ)55515
20 Indonesia (INA)431522
21 Tajikistan (TJK)3104
22 Singapore (SGP)27918
23 Vietnam (VIE)25512
24 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)2327
25 Kuwait (KUW)15511
26 Myanmar (MYA)13610
27 Oman (OMA)1034
28 Syria (SYR)1012
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)1012
30 Lebanon (LBN)1001
31 Mongolia (MGL)0101
32 Hong Kong (HKG)0033
33 Turkmenistan (TKM)0011
Totals (33 nations)7147227172153

List of medalists

Further information: List of Asian Games medalists in athletics

See also