Nine countries without Asiad medals
Nine participating countries of the 2018 Asian Games will return home without winning any medals now that the multisport event has come to an end. The nine countries are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, the Maldives, Oman, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Yemen.
Bangladesh sent 117 athletes to compete in weightlifting, athletics, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball, bridge, rowing, golf, wrestling, hockey, kabaddi, shooting, archery, swimming and football.
Bhutan sent 24 of their athletes who competed in golf, archery, taekwondo and boxing.
Meanwhile, 15 athletes from Brunei Darussalam participated in weightlifting, athletics, equestrian, golf, karate, pencak silat and wushu.
The contingent from the Maldives consisted of 116 athletes. They participated in archery, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, badminton, shooting, swimming, soccer, tennis and table tennis.
Oman’s 46 athletes competed in weightlifting, athletics, beach volleyball, hockey, shooting, sailboat, swimming and tennis.
The 46-strong Palestine contingent competed in weightlifting, athletics, beach volleyball, wrestling, judo, jujitsu, karate, kurash, swimming, soccer, taekwondo and the triathlon.
Sri Lanka sent 172 athletes to participate in the Games. They participated in weightlifting, athletics, archery, 3x3 basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, baseball, badminton, rowing, golf, wrestling, hockey, kabaddi, canoeing-kayaking, karate, sailboat, swimming, rugby, gymnastic, roller skate, squash, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, boxing, triathlon and wushu.
Timor Leste came to the Games with 67 athletes, who participated in weightlifting, athletics, beach volleyball, karate, shooting, pencak silat, soccer, BMX cycling, mountain biking, swimming, taekwondo, tennis and boxing.
The contingent from Yemen, with 37 athletes, took part in athletics, wrestling, judo, jujitsu, karate, kurash, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis and wushu.
Reporter: Imam Santoso
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