The 2018 Asian Games, known as the 18th Asian Games (Jakarta-Palembang 2018) is making waves in sports circles. Let’s glance into some interesting games of all time that have featured at the Asian Games.
1 It is an ancient upright jacket grappling which originated in modern Uzbekistan. This game is at least 3,000-years-old. Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian in his famous books called Histories says, this is a common practice and the best way to keep the health of both body and spirit. Identify.
2 Synchronised swimming is now known by this new name which was opposed by the Russian Swimming Federation who denied the name change. They still refer to the sport by its old name. During the 20th century, this was known as “Water Ballet.” The first recorded competition was in 1891 in Berlin. Identify.
3 Bridge has featured as a sport at the Asian Games and is the fourth “mind” sport to appear at the Asian Games after chess, Go and this one which got featured at previous events. It is China’s adaptation of Shatranj, and is very similar to chess. Identify.
4 This game will mark its debut in this year’s Asian Games and will be held at the Ancol Beach and will include categories like runabout limited, runabout 1100 stock. It is a personal watercraft (PWC) resembling a scooter which skims across the water on a flat keel and is steered through handlebars. Identify.
5 This is a martial art sport developed and used by the Soviet Red Army in the early 1920s to improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. The game is like judo and jujutsu. The name of the sport derives from the Russian acronym which means “Self-defense without Weapons.”
1. Kurash 2. Artistic Swimming 3. Xiangqi 4. Jet Ski 5. Sambo