The 2014 Asian Games, to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 through October 4, mark the 17th Games in this multi-sport event’s history, bringing together 45 nations from the Olympic Council of Asia to compete for titles in 36 popular Olympic sports like swimming, cycling, and of course, gymnastics.
The Gymternet’s Complete Coverage Guide has it all – who’s competing, when it’s going down, and where to watch.
Who Will Be There?
Gymnasts from 15 natiobans, including Big Four team China, will be there. Other names to look for include Hiu Ying Angel Wong of Hong Kong, Dipa Karmakar of India, Farah Ann Abdul Hadi of Malaysia, Hong Un Jong of North Korea, Heem Wei Lim of Singapore, Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan, and Phan Thi Ha Thanh of Vietnam. Japan is sending a B-team in order to keep their A-team focused on World Championships, so it will be interesting to see how their weaker athletes stand up.
When are the Asian Games?
The Asian Games are held at the Namdong Gymnasium beginning September 19 and going through October 4. The women begin their qualification on September 22, and the event concludes with the second day of event finals on September 25. The complete schedule (all times are local to Incheon, 13 hours ahead of EST):
|Monday September 22||11 am||Qualification/Team Final Subdivision 1|
|2 pm||Qualification/Team Final Subdivision 2|
|5 pm||Qualification/Team Final Subdivision 3|
|Tuesday September 23||6 pm||All-Around Final|
|Wednesday September 24||7 pm||Event Finals (Vault/Uneven Bars)|
|Thursday September 25||7 pm||Event Finals (Balance Beam/Floor Exercise)|
Here is the subdivision information:
|Subdivision 1||Mixed Group 2||North Korea||Uzbekistan||China|
|Subdivision 3||Mixed Group 1||South Korea||Mixed Group 3||Taipei|
Mixed Group 1: Vietnam, Hong Kong
Mixed Group 2: Mongolia, Malaysia
Mixed Group 3: Qatar, Thailand
Where Can I Watch?
There is not a lot of information available online in terms of streaming video, though hopefully we’ll come across options as it gets a bit closer. The main website is mostly in Korean, but give it a look and maybe you’ll have better luck than we did!
There is a CCTV live stream up on IndoSports, but it’s not solely dedicated to gymnastics. You’ll definitely have to be patient.
The English version of Incheon 2014 has live scoring available with links up for all three subdivisions.
Article by Lauren Hopkins