2014 Asian Games Complete Coverage Guide

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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 nations, 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.

China  Qatar
Bai Yawen  Farah Tarek Mahmoud
Chen Siyi  Shaden Mammdoh Wohdan
Huang Huidan
Shang Chunsong  Singapore
Tan Jiaxin  Janessa Min Yi Dai
Yao Jinnan  Heem Wei Lim
 Joey Jing Ying Tam
Hong Kong
Hiu Ying Angel Wong South Korea
Eum Da Yeon
India Jung Hee Yeon
Payel Bhattacharjee Kim Chae Yeon
Aruna Budda Reddy Lee Hye Bin
Pranati Das  Park Ji Soo
Rucha Sachin Divekar  Yoon Na Rae
Dipa Karmakar
Pranati Nayak  Taipei
Chen Feng Chih
Japan Fan Chieh Ting
Minami Honda Lin Tseng Ning
Azumi Ishikura  Lo Yu Ju
Mizuho Nagai  Wu Jhih Han
Akiho Sato
Yuriko Yamamoto  Thailand
Sakura Yumoto  Praewpraw Doungchan
Kazakhstan  Uzbekistan
Aida Bauyrzhanova  Dilnoza Abdusalimova
Yekaterina Chuikina  Anastasiya Bekova
Arailym Darmenova  Oksana Chusovitina
Zhanerke Duisek  Khilola Doniyorova
Anna Geidt  Elena Rega
 Asal Saparbaeva
Malaysia
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi  Vietnam
 Do Thi Thu Hyuen
Mongolia  Do Thi Van Anh
Ichinkhorloo Baatarjav  Phan Thi Ha Thanh
Soyolsaikhan Batbaatar
Batmaa Enkhtuvshin
North Korea
 Hong Un Jong
 Jong Un Gyong
 Kang Yong Mi
 Kim So Yong
 Kim Un Hyang
 Ri Un Ha

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:

Vault Bars Beam Floor
Subdivision 1 Mixed Group 2 North Korea Uzbekistan China
Subdivision 2 Singapore Japan Kazakhstan India
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

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