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1990 Beijing Asian Games
11th asiad
Official logo

City

Beijing, China

Team Gold Medalist

China

All-Around Gold Medalist

Chen Cuiting (CHN)

Vault Gold Medalist

Kyoko Seo (JPN)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Fan Di (CHN)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Li Chun Mi (PRK)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Chen Cuiting (CHN)

Preceded by

1986 Seoul Asian Games

Succeeded by

1994 Hiroshima Asian Games

The 11th Asian Games also known as XI Asiad were held from September 22, 1990 to October 7, 1990 in Beijing, China. It was the first large-scale international sports event to be held in the People's Republic of China. A total number of 6,122 athletes, coming from 37 countries, competed in 29 sports.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) lost its president, Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah, during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait of the same year, creating the most shocking news surrounding the 11th Asiad. OCA headquarters were temporarily moved to the United Kingdom, until Kuwait was liberated in 1991.

The games served as a pre-cursor to China's further development in the sporting arena, as the country went on to bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics (losing to Sydney) and eventually win the bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics. China dominated the games, grabbing 60% of the gold medals and 34% of the total medal count.

Format of Competition

The gymnastics competition was carried out in three stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. Only the five highest scores earned by team members on each apparatus during each round were used to determined the overall team total. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The eight 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 determined by adding the scores earned by her on each of the four apparatuses.
  • 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 determined solely by the score earned by him or her on the apparatus during this competition.

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 South Korea South Korea
All-Around Flag of China Chen Cuiting
China (CHN)
Flag of China Li Yifang
China (CHN)
Flag of North Korea Kim Gwang-Suk
North Korea (PRK)
Vault Flag of Japan Kyoko Seo
Japan (JPN)
Flag of China Chen Cuiting
China (CHN)
Flag of South Korea Ji-Sook Park
South Korea (KOR)
Uneven Bars Flag of China Fan Di
China (CHN)

Flag of China Li Li
China (CHN)

Flag of North Korea Kim Gwang-Suk
North Korea (PRK)

N/A
Balance Beam Flag of North Korea Li Chun Mi
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of China Li Yifang
China (CHN)
Flag of China Yang Bo
China (CHN)
Floor Exercise Flag of China Chen Cuiting
China (CHN)

Flag of Japan Mari Kosuge
Japan (JPN)

Flag of South Korea Hee-Kyung Lee
South Korea (KOR)

N/A

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of China China 4 4 1 9
2 Flag of North Korea North Korea 1 2 1 4
3 Flag of South Korea South Korea 0 1 2 3
4 Flag of Japan Japan 1 1 0 2

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