The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. India was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 February 1949, in New Delhi; the organisation was disbanded on 26 November 1981 and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia.
The 18th edition of the Asian Games is all set to begin on Saturday and Indian athletes will be hoping to bring more glory to the nation. Here’s all you need to know about India at the 2018 Asian Games.
572 athletes (312 men, 260 women)
232 coaches, support staff, and officials
Neeraj Chopra (Javelin thrower)
Participating in 36 sports (archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, bowling, bridge, canoe-kayak, cycling, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, golf, , handball, hockey, judo, kabaddi, karate, kurash, pencak silat, rollersports, rowing, sailing, sepak takraw, shooting, squash, , swimming, sport climbing, tennis, taekwondo, soft tennis, table tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu)