Event ends, India sign off 8th in medals tally, China tops with 151 golds

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014,15:52 IST By metrovaartha A A A

India today ended their 17th Asian Games campaign at the eighth spot on the medals tally, a drop of two positions from the previous edition of the mega-event which drew to a close in Incheon.
India signed off with 57 medals — 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze. The tally dipped considerably compared to the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China.
In 2010, the country had ended sixth with 65 medals — 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze.
As expected China ended their campaign on top claiming a whopping 342 medals. The Chinese contingent walked away with 151 gold, 108 silver and 83 bronze medals.
Hosts South Korea finished a distant second with 234 medals — 79 gold, 71 silver and 77 bronze. They were followed by the Japanese, who notched up 200 medals, including 47 gold, 76 silver and 77 bronze.
Thus, the line-up of top-three remained the same as the previous edition.