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Tokyo 1958

The Japanese gave a new meaning to “Perfection” during the 3rd Asian Games were held from May 24 to June 1, 1958 in Tokyo, Japan.

A total number of 1,820 athletes, coming from 20 countries, competed in thirtheen events at this Asiad. Total of 13 sports were competed, an increase of 5 from the previous one.

Also, the torch relay was introduced as a new tradition of the Asian Games. The relay was commenced from the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, the venue of the previous Games in Manila. In Japan, the torch was relayed from the U.S. occupied Okinawa to Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, for a journey through Japanese archipelago.

At the Opening Ceremony on May 24, the Sacred Flame was ignited by Mikio Oda, the first Asian to win an Olympic gold medal in triple jump event at 1928 Amsterdam Olympiad.

Officially opened by HM Emperor Hirohito Torch Lighter Mikio Oda Stadium Olympic Stadium

Opening Ceremony
05/24/1958
Closing Ceremony
06/01/1958
HOST CITY
Tokyo
COUNTRY
Game No
3
ATHLETES PARTICIPATING
1820
No Of Events
97
No Of Sports
13
NOC
20
Discipline
14

Participating National Olympic Committees

Invited Countries

  • Israel

Sports / Disciplines

Medal Tally

Rank
NOC
Total
Rank by total
1
Japan
67
41
30
138
1
2
Philippines
8
19
21
48
2
3
Republic of Korea
8
7
12
27
3
4
People's Republic of China
6
9
10
25
4
5
Pakistan
6
5
4
15
6
6
India
5
3
3
11
7
7
Islamic Republic of Iran
4
6
6
16
5
8
Vietnam
2
0
0
2
10
9
Myanmar
2
0
0
2
10
10
Singapore
1
1
0
2
10
11
Sri Lanka
1
0
0
1
15
12
Indonesia
0
2
4
6
8
13
Thailand
0
1
3
4
9
14
Israel
0
0
2
2
10
15
Malaysia
0
0
2
2
10
16
Hong Kong, China
0
0
1
1
15

Asian Marks