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1978 Bangkok Asian Games
8th asiad
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City

Bangkok, Thailand

Team Gold Medalist

China

All-Around Gold Medalist

Ho Hsiumin (CHN)

Vault Gold Medalist

Choe Jong Sil (PRK)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Ma Yanhong (CHN)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Chu Cheng (CHN)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Ma Wenchu (CHN)

Preceded by

1974 Tehran Asian Games

Succeeded by

1982 New Delhi Asian Games

The 8th Asian Games were held from December 9, 1978 to December 20, 1978 in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally, the host city was Singapore but Singapore dropped its plan to host the Games due to financial problems. And then Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan was decided to host the 8th Games. But Islamabad also dropped its plan to host the Asian Games due to conflicts with Bangladesh and India.

Format of Competition

The gymnastics competition was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by her in Competition II.
  • Competition III - The apparatus finals, in which those who qualified during Competition I performed an exercise on the individual apparatus on which she had qualified. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast on that particular apparatus during Competition I and all of the points earned by her on that particular apparatus in Competition III.

Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final and two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of China China Flag of North Korea North Korea Flag of Japan Japan
All-Around Flag of China Ho Hsiumin
China (CHN)

Flag of China Liu Yachun
China (CHN)

Flag of China Chu Cheng
China (CHN)

N/A
Vault Flag of North Korea Choe Jong Sil
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of South Korea Chung Jin Ai
South Korea (KOR)
Flag of China Ma Wenchu
China (CHN)
Uneven Bars Flag of China Ma Yanhong
China (CHN)
Flag of China Chu Cheng
China (CHN)
Flag of North Korea Jing Hyang Suk
North Korea (PRK)
Balance Beam Flag of China Chu Cheng
China (CHN)
Flag of South Korea Park Jung-Sook
South Korea (KOR)
Flag of China Liu Yachun
China (CHN)
Floor Exercise Flag of China Ma Wenchu
China (CHN)
Flag of China Wang Ping
China (CHN)
Flag of Japan Yaoi Kano
Japan (JPN)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of China China 5 4 2 11
2 Flag of North Korea North Korea 1 1 1 3
3 Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 2 0 2
4 Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 2 2

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