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Asian Para Games 2018

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Griff88    284

Just back from watching 4 sports.. I have to say it is more enjoyable than the Asian Games :evil:

 

Every athlete got applause no matter what position... Everyone stands up during any country's anthem (very rare in super-nationalistic Indonesia)..

And the most important less noise (personal preference).

 

Unfortunately since not that much people watching the Games, only a few entrance opened so you have to circle the venue a little bit to find the spectator area :wacko:

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Griff88    284

Timor Leste won their first medal ever in Asian Para Games! (table tennis) :woot:

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uk12points    392
On 08/10/2018 at 22:02, intoronto said:

Via the IPC on the Asian Para Games

 

:LAO Laos’ Pia Laophakdee has stolen the show on day one (7 October) of the Para powerlifting at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games, winning a gold medal in his first competitive event. Laophakdee pulled off a major shock to beat India’s Basha Farman to the men’s up to 49kg event, despite taking up the sport just six months ago.

 

:SRI swept the men's 200 m in track and field :yikes:

I find the fact that Pia of Laos only took up the sport 6 months ago hard to believe since there was a para power lifter by the name of Pia competing for Laos in the -49kg event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics! But maybe he has a brother?

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Griff88    284
1 hour ago, uk12points said:

I find the fact that Pia of Laos only took up the sport 6 months ago hard to believe since there was a para power lifter by the name of Pia competing for Laos in the -49kg event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics! But maybe he has a brother?

Maybe 6 months after he adopted a surname? :p

 

In fact it is the same man... I don't know how they can be so random

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Griff88    284

And :TLS Timor Leste won a dramatic race to clinch their first gold.. Sadly I only managed to record the medal ceremony

 

 

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uk12points    392
11 hours ago, Griff88 said:

And :TLS Timor Leste won a dramatic race to clinch their first gold.. Sadly I only managed to record the medal ceremony

 

 

Wow!! And in a time that would have put him 4th at the 2016 Paralympics! 

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thiago_simoes    264
12 horas atrás, Griff88 disse:

And :TLS Timor Leste won a dramatic race to clinch their first gold.. Sadly I only managed to record the medal ceremony


It's so nice to see our Lusophone irmãos (brothers) doing well!

Timor Leste is the only nation not to have earned a medal at one of the events organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (even :BHU has 2 bronze medals -- Asian Marial Arts Games and Asian Martial Arts and Indoor Games -- and :MDV has one (Asian Beach Games). Finally :TLS has a continental medal now.

And if Wikipedia is to be trusted, :LAO and :OMA won their first medals ever at the Asian Para Games. 
 

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intoronto    479
15 minutes ago, thiago_simoes said:


It's so nice to see our Lusophone irmãos (brothers) doing well!

Timor Leste is the only nation not to have earned a medal at one of the events organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (even :BHU has 2 bronze medals -- Asian Marial Arts Games and Asian Martial Arts and Indoor Games -- and :MDV has one (Asian Beach Games). Finally :TLS has a continental medal now.

And if Wikipedia is to be trusted, :LAO and :OMA won their first medals ever at the Asian Para Games. 
 

Maldives was lucky to win that medal, iirc, all the countries in the event they won the medal in got a medal. 

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MHSN    389

in Iran. they usually care about Para sports or at least they pretend to care. so the media usually cover such events like this . but since the official website sucks big time they lost the count of number of medals Iran have won. :d the official website sometimes is very slow in updating the results.

 

this is interesting that the TV coverage isn't that bad (I mean comparing to what you expect) I saw Iranian channels showing Powerlifting, sitting volleyball. wheelchair basketball. swimming and athletics. but the TV graphics almost doesn't exist ! in some sports they just show the result. and in some sports they just don't show anything ! :d sometimes they just show the big scoreboard in the stadium to see who is who.

 

we were always bad in swimming at any level. but here an Iranian swimmer already won 5 gold medals and he is looking for 2 more. now I see how it feels to win easy medals just by one "very good" athlete. which is not fair. in some sports you have to work hard to win just one medal (even if you are the best of the best) while in swimming just one athlete can win more gold than half of the countries in the Games !

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Griff88    284
1 hour ago, thiago_simoes said:


It's so nice to see our Lusophone irmãos (brothers) doing well!

Timor Leste is the only nation not to have earned a medal at one of the events organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (even :BHU has 2 bronze medals -- Asian Marial Arts Games and Asian Martial Arts and Indoor Games -- and :MDV has one (Asian Beach Games). Finally :TLS has a continental medal now.

And if Wikipedia is to be trusted, :LAO and :OMA won their first medals ever at the Asian Para Games. 
 

Indeed.. Finally my life is complete :d

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Griff88    284
3 minutes ago, MHSN said:

this is interesting that the TV coverage isn't that bad (I mean comparing to what you expect) I saw Iranian channels showing Powerlifting, sitting volleyball. wheelchair basketball. swimming and athletics. but the TV graphics almost doesn't exist ! in some sports they just show the result. and in some sports they just don't show anything ! :d sometimes they just show the big scoreboard in the stadium to see who is who.

Well.. this time they use local host broadcasters, so they use a national (yes, not international) standard. :facepalm:

 

They thought they can cover events like this.. They did not know it is being streamed at the Paralympic Channel and the whole world can watch it

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MHSN    389

At the end of the Games we had 33 countries on the medal table (including COR)

 

for Iran that was the best Games ever, 3rd place in medal table (Iran was 4th in 2010 and 2014) only 2 gold medals behind Korea in 2nd place. and Iran won gold medal for men in all 3 team sports (Goalball, Basketball and Volleyball) I could barely follow the Games but only watched the wheelchair basketball final today morning which was quite a match. Iran by a last seconds basket 68-66.

 

one thing that makes APG/Paralympics less enjoyable is the number of events in athletics and swimming. even though this team we had huge number of events in badminton and chess as well ! I wonder how come they had 19 events in badminton ! :yikes:

 

for example Iran won 51 gold medals here but more than half of them, 27 in athletics !! 6 in swimming (all of them by one swimmer Shahin Izadyar), 4 in Chess, 4 in powerlifting, 3 in shooting, 2 in judo. 2 in archery plus 3 team sports. personally I value much more medals in shooting, Judo, archery and team sports.

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