Israel at the
1966 Asian Games
IOC codeISR
NOCOlympic Committee of Israel
in Bangkok
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
3
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
11
Asian Games appearances (overview)

Israel participated in the 1966 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9 December to 20 December 1966. Israel had previously been unable to complete during the 1962 Asian Games when the host country Indonesia, refused to permit the participation of Israel due to political reasons, stating it would cause issues with their relationship with the Arab states.[1] Although Thailand allowed Israel to participate in 1966, several Arab nations boycotted and riots broke out during the games.[2]

Medals

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics2013
Basketball1001
Shooting0101
Swimming0426
Totals (4 games)35311

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1966 Asian Games

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Israel2013
Totals (1 nations)2013


Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Miho Sato
 Japan
12.3 Ritsuko Sukegawa
 Japan
12.4 Debra Marcus
 Israel
12.5
200 m
details
Debra Marcus
 Israel
25.3 Miyoko Tsujishita
 Japan
25.3 Kishiko Ikeda
 Japan
25.7
800 m
details
Hana Shezifi
 Israel
2:10.5
GR
Yoko Miyamoto
 Japan
2:12.7 Yasuyo Mishima
 Japan
2:13.6

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1966 Asian Games

Preliminary Round - Group B

Standings

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 5 5 0 457 298 +159 10
 Israel 5 4 1 417 324 +93 9
 Philippines 5 3 2 512 357 +155 8
 Iran 5 2 3 380 398 −18 7
 South Vietnam 5 1 4 378 501 −123 6
 Burma 5 0 5 283 549 −266 5

Games


10 December
Israel  87–55  Iran

11 December
Israel  100–70  South Vietnam

12 December
South Korea  62–48  Israel

14 December
Philippines  86–91  Israel

15 December
Israel  91–51  Burma

Championship

Bracket

 
SemifinalsGold medal game
 
      
 
17 December
 
 
 Japan34
 
19 December
 
 Israel57
 
 Israel90
 
17 December
 
 Thailand42
 
 South Korea52
 
 
 Thailand67
 
Bronze medal game
 
 
19 December
 
 
 Japan60
 
 
 South Korea72

Semifinals


17 December
Japan  34–57  Israel

Gold medal game


19 December
Israel  90–42  Thailand

Roster

Coach: Shimon Shelah

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1966 Asian Games

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Israel0101
Totals (1 nations)0101


Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m rifle prone
details
Chu Hwa-il
 South Korea
Nehemia Sirkis
 Israel
Adolfo Feliciano
 Philippines

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1966 Asian Games

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Israel0426
Totals (1 nations)0426


Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
200 m breaststroke
details
Koichi Yamanami
 Japan
2:35.0
GR
Kenji Ishikawa
 Japan
2:35.4 Gershon Shefa
 Israel
2:39.7
100 m butterfly
details
Isao Nakajima
 Japan
1:00.1
GR
Avraham Melamed
 Israel
1:00.4 Yasuo Takada
 Japan
1:00.7
400 m individual medley
details
Shigeo Fukushima
 Japan
5:04.9
GR
Gershon Shefa
 Israel
5:09.5 Tony Asamli
 Philippines
5:13.9
4 × 100 m medley relay
details
 Japan
Shigeo Fukushima
Kenji Ishikawa
Isao Nakajima
Kunihiro Iwasaki
4:11.1
GR
 Israel
Yoram Schneider
Gershon Shefa
Avraham Melamed
Moshe Gertel
4:18.4  Philippines
Eduardo Abreu
Amman Jalmaani
Leroy Goff
Roosevelt Abdulgafur
4:20.6

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
details
Michiko Kihara
 Japan
1:03.2
GR
Helen Elliott
 Philippines
1:04.2 Yvonne Tobis
 Israel
1:05.5
200 m individual medley
details
Yasuko Fujii
 Japan
2:38.5
GR
Yvonne Tobis
 Israel
2:28.8 Pat Chan
 Singapore
2:42.2

References