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Whole Asia start counting days until the start of Asian Games 2018

by WoV

The 18th Asian Games are scheduled from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang but 31 teams in volleyball will start their journey on August 20.

The Asian Games' mascots: Bhin Bhin, Kaka, and Atung

Bhin Bhin, Kaka, and Atung

For the first time, the Asian Games are being co-hosted in two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta (which is hosting the Games for the first time since 1962), and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province. 

Also for the first time, eSports (are a form of competition using video games) and canoe polo (also known as Kayak polo, is one of the competitive disciplines of kayaking) will be contested as a demonstration sports. 

But, when we talk about volleyball, volleyball at the 2018 Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and all matches will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex.

In men’s competition, 20 teams are divided in 6 pools while in the women’s competition 11 teams are divided into 2 pools. 

Women’s Preliminary Round

Pool A: Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines  
Pool B: South Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, India

Men’s Preliminary Round

Pool A: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan
Pool B: Iran, Pakistan, Mongolia
Pool C: Japan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar
Pool D: South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Nepal
Pool E: China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
Pool F: India, Qatar, Maldives, Hong Kong

South Korea is with the most medals, 29 in totals but only five-time won the gold. 17 times they were on the second place. Japan is the second-best Nation with medals – total 27 medals but they are first with the number of gold medals – 16 while China have 10 gold medals and 19 medals in total.

Before four years in Incheon in South Korea, the hosts were winners in women’s category after Chinese domination (4 gold medals in row 1998 – 2010) while Iran were the last winners in men’s Asian Games 2014 and that was their first gold ever at this competition.

 

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