From September 26 to October 6, we here at EN have been sharing coverage of the 19th Asian Games taking place in Hangzhou, China. But what exactly are these Games? If you’re like me, you may not have known much about them until recently, so here are some fun videos to help you learn more!
For the first time in 41 years, Team India took home the gold from the Asian Games in Dressage, a historic moment for this country. With this adding to their unprecedented haul of 107 medals in total, India has become only the fourth country (after China, Japan and the Republic of Korea) to earn more than 100 medals in a single occurrence of the games. Hear more from the Indian Dressage Team here:
The Asian Games are one of the biggest continental sporting events in the world and can be seen as almost a mini-Olympics for the continent, also occurring every four years, recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and bringing contestants from 45 countries. Equestrian sport has been a part of the Games since 1982, and were hosted this year by the brand-new Tonglu Equestrian Center in Hangzhou, China. You can learn more about this state-of-the-art facility in this tour:
This year in Eventing, both the individual and team gold medals were claimed by Alex Hua Tian of China, finishing aboard Poseidons Admiral on his dressage score of 27.0. Team Japan took the silver, and Team Thailand brought home the bronze thanks to the individual silver medaling round from Samran Korntawat on Billy Elmy. You can read more about these riders and teams here, and find all the final results here.