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2018 Jakarta and Palembang Asian Games
2018 Asian Games logo
Official logo

City

Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia

Team Gold Medalist

China

All-Around Gold Medalist

Chen Yile (CHN)

Vault Gold Medalist

Yeo Seo-Jeong (KOR)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Liu Tingting (CHN)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Chen Yile (CHN)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Kim Su-Jong (PRK)

Preceded by

2014 Incheon Asian Games

Succeeded by

2022 Hangzhou Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as XVIII Asiad, will be the 18th edition of a regional multi-sport event in Asia which is planned to be hosted by Indonesia from August 18 – September 2, 2018. 38 sports and disciplines will be featured in the Games,[1] many of these events will mainly be held in two cities which are Jakarta, the national capital city, and Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra province. Later, two provinces that surround Jakarta which are Banten and West Java also plan to support the Games with their existing sport venues.[2] Indonesia was approved as the host of the Games by Olympic Council of Asia executive board on September 19, 2014.[3] They will host the Games in 2018 rather than original planned of 2019 to avoid the presidential election.

Originally Hanoi, Vietnam was chosen as the host.[4] However, they withdrew due to the financial constraints. The official mascot and logo originally to be unveiled on January 7, 2015, but postponed to February due to the AirAsia Flight 8501 tragedy.

Format of Competition

All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round, which also served as the all-around final. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:

  • The team competition, in which the eight highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of six gymnasts could only have five gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and the top four scores counted toward the team total.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Competition Schedule

August 21 Qualifications
All-Around
August 22 Team Final
August 23 Vault Event Final
Uneven Bars Event Final
August 24 Balance Beam Event Final
Floor Exercise Event Final

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of China China

Chen Yile
Liu Jinru
Liu Tingting
Luo Huan
Zhang Jin

Flag of North Korea North Korea

Jon Jang-Mi
Jong Un-Gyong
Kim Su-Jong
Kim Won-Yong
Pyong Rye-Yong

Flag of Japan Japan

Soyoka Hanawa
Shiho Nakaji
Yumika Nakamura
Yuki Uchiyama
Yurika Yumoto

All-Around Flag of China Chen Yile
China (CHN)
Flag of China Luo Huan
China (CHN)
Flag of North Korea Kim Su-Jong
North Korea (PRK)
Vault Flag of South Korea Yeo Seo-Jeong
South Korea (KOR)
Flag of Uzbekistan Oksana Chusovitina
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Flag of North Korea Pyon Rye-Yong
North Korea (PRK)
Uneven Bars Flag of China Liu Tingting
China (CHN)
Flag of China Luo Huan
China (CHN)
Flag of North Korea Jon Jang-Mi
North Korea (PRK)
Balance Beam Flag of China Chen Yile
China (CHN)
Flag of North Korea Kim Su-Jong
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of China Zhang Jin
China (CHN)
Floor Exercise Flag of North Korea Kim Su-Jong
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of Indonesia Rifda Irfanaluthfi
Indonesia (INA)
Flag of Japan Shiho Nakaji
Japan (JPN)

Notable Moments

  • Yeo Seo-Jeong won South Korea their first Asian Games gold medal since 1986.
  • Rifda Irfanaluthfi became the first Indonesian gymnast to medal at the Asian Games.

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of China China 4 2 1 7
2 Flag of North Korea North Korea 1 2 3 6
3 Flag of Japan Japan 0 0 2 2
4 Flag of South Korea South Korea 1 0 0 1
5 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0 1 0 1
6 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 0 1 0 1

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