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OCA chairman closes 18th Asian Games, China overall champion

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Closing ceremony of the 18th Asian Games at Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, Sunday (September 2).

Closing ceremony of the 18th Asian Games at Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, Sunday (September 2).

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The 19th Asian Games is expected to be held in Hangzou, China, in 2022.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah witnessed by Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla as chairman of the 18th Asian Games Steering Committee (Inasgoc), declared the 2018 Asian Games closed. He lauded Indonesian effort in organizing the event.

"You did it. You realzied energy of asia," he said at the Bung Karno main stadium in Senayan, Jakarta on Sunday evening. 

The closing ceremony was also attended by, among others, chairman of the Inasgoc, Erick Thohir, chairman of the Indonesian contingent Syafruddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi, and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.

At the 18th Asian Games the Chinese contingent emerged as overall champion by grabbing 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze medals. It followed by Japan with 75 gold, 56 silver, and 74 bronze medals.

South Korea is at the 3rd position with 49 gold, 58 silver, and 70 bronze medal. Meanwhile, Indonesia successfully reached the 4th place with 31 gold, 24 silver, and 43 bronze medals.

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Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan (right) prepares to hand over the torch of Asian Games in the closing ceremony of 18th Asian Games at Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, Sunday (September 2).


A total of 37 out of 45 countries gained medals during the 18th Asian Games which co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in South Sumatra Province.

The following is a list of 2018 Asian Games medals in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, until the last day:

Country - gold - silver - bronze

1. China 132 - 92 - 65

2. Japan 75 - 56 - 74

3. South Korea 49 - 58 - 70

4. Indonesia 31 - 24 - 43

5. Uzbekistan 21 - 24 - 25

6. Iran 20 - 20 - 22

7. Chinese Taipei 17 - 19 - 31

8. India 15 - 24 - 30

9. Kazakhstan 15 - 17 - 44

10.North Korea 12 - 12 - 13

11. Bahrain 12 - 7 - 7

12. Thailand 11 - 16 - 46

13. Hong Kong 8 - 18 - 20

14. Malaysia 7 - 13 - 16

15. Qatar 6 - 4 - 3

16. Mongolia 5 - 9 - 11

17. Vietnam 4 - 16 - 18

18. Singapore 4 - 4 - 14

19. Philippines 4 - 2 - 15

20. United Arab Emirates 3 - 6 - 5

21. Kuwait 3 - 1 - 2

22. Kyrgyzstan 2 - 6 - 12

23. Jordan 2 - 1 - 9

24. Cambodia 2 - 0 - 1

25. Saudi Arabia 1 - 2 - 3

26. Macau 1 - 2 - 2

27. Iraq 1 - 2 - 0

28. Unified Korea 1 - 1 - 2

29. Lebanon 1 - 1 - 2

30. Tajikistan 0 - 4 - 3

31. Laos 0 - 2 - 3

32. Turkmenistan 0 - 1 - 2

33. Nepal 0 - 1 - 0

34. Pakistan 0 - 0 - 4

35. Afghanistan 0 - 0 - 2

36. Myanmar 0 - 0 - 2

37. Syria 0 - 0 - 1.

A total of 40 sports are featured at the Asian largest multi-sport event involving 15 thousand athletes and officials from 45 countries, which is higher than in the previous 17th Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, in which there were only 36 sports involving 13 thousand athletes and officials.

The 19th Asian Games is expected to be held in Hangzou, China, in 2022.

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