During the 7th Asian Games, which were held in Tehran, Iran, canoeing made its Asian Games debut. Canoeing competitions have since been included in the Asian Games schedule, showing the talent and agility of participants from all throughout Asia. Here is a thorough overview of the Asian Games’ canoeing history.
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Asian Games in Tehran, Iran, in 1974
The Asian Games featured canoeing competitions for the first time. The competitions featured flatwater races of various lengths and kayak divisions.
Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1978
The Asian Games program continued to include canoeing competitions. Men’s and women’s events in various canoeing disciplines were competing.
Asian Games in New Delhi, India, in 1982
Events for canoeing were nevertheless held, adding to the games’ diversity. The canoeing competitions drew competitors from many Asian countries.
Asian Games in Seoul, South Korea, in 1986
The Asian Games continued to feature canoeing competitions, demonstrating the expansion of the sport in the area. The canoeing events continued to feature competitors from many Asian nations.
Asian Games in Beijing, China, in 1990
The Asian Games program continued to feature canoeing competitions. Asian athletes had a chance to showcase their canoeing prowess at the competition.
Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1994
Events, including canoeing, remained a crucial component of the Asian Games. Diverse canoeing disciplines were competed in by athletes from all around Asia.
Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1998
Events involving canoeing continued to be a favorite at the Asian Games. Different canoeing categories and distances were featured in the competitions.
Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, in 2002
The Asian Games continued to include canoeing competitions. Athletes displayed their skills in a variety of canoeing competitions.
Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, in 2006
Events involving canoeing were included in the Asian Games schedule once more. Diverse canoeing sports were competed in by athletes from Asian nations.
Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in 2010
Canoeing competitions remained a thrilling sport for competitors and spectators. There were several canoeing distances and disciplines in the competitions.
Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014
Events, including canoeing, have long been a staple of the Asian Games. In canoeing contests, competitors displayed their abilities and represented their nations.
Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2018
The Asian Games program continued to include canoeing competitions. Diverse canoeing events included competitions between athletes from all throughout Asia.