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Western Asiatic Games

The Western Asiatic Games was a Guru Dutt Sondhi.

The scope of the Games comprised all the countries east of Suez and west of Singapore. The first and only edition of the games was celebrated in Delhi, India from 27 February to 3 March 1934. A second event was planned to be held in Tel Aviv, Palestine Mandate, however the games were cancelled due to the armed conflict in the region.[1][2]

The Asian Games was later launched as a successor competition and, at a more narrow regional level, the West Asian Games emerged to fulfil the position of an event for West Asian.

Contents

  • 1934 Western Asiatic Games 1
    • Results 1.1
      • Athletics 1.1.1
      • Aquatics 1.1.2
      • Field hockey 1.1.3
    • Medal table 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3

1934 Western Asiatic Games

The First Western Asiatic Games was celebrated in Delhi between 27 February and 3 March 1934 at the Irwin Amphitheater. Four countries—Afghanistan, British India, Palestine Mandate and Ceylon—participated. The participants competed in athletics, aquatic sports, including swimming and diving, and field hockey.

All competitors were male, and no women took part in the games. The delegation from Palestine Mandate included only Jewish athletes.

Results

Athletics

Athletics was contested at the Irwin Amphitheater, New Delhi from March 2 to March 3.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards R.A. Vernieux
 India (IND)
9.7 E.S. Whiteside
 India (IND)
Mohamed Khan
 Afghanistan (AFG)
220 yards E.S. Whiteside
 India (IND)
22.5 Theodore Levy
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
23.4 Shlomoh Meranz
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
23.8
880 yards G.P. Bhalla
 India (IND)
2:03.5 D.I. Colonne
 Ceylon (CEY)
Chengappa
 India (IND)
1 mile N. Mathews
 Ceylon (CEY)
4:41.8 Harcharn Singh
 India (IND)
Walter Frankl
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
3 Miles Kishen Singh
 India (IND)
15:22.6 Walter Frankl
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
16:23.4 Gujjar Singh
 India (IND)
6 Miles Gujjar Singh
 India (IND)
32:33.5 Babu Ram
 India (IND)
Walter Frankl
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
36:37.4
440 Yards Hurdles M. Asghar
 India (IND)
1:00.0 Latif Mohammed
 India (IND)
Mohammed Khan
 Afghanistan (AFG)
Shot Put Cyril Cl. Dissanayake
 Ceylon (CEY)
41' 85/8 Ahmed Zahur
 India (IND)
Dov Rabinovich
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
Long Jump Niranjan Singh
 India (IND)
21' 11¾ K. Duraisingam
 Ceylon (CEY)
McGowan
 India (IND)
High Jump R. Francis
 India (IND)
5' 10 W. W. Tambimuttu
 Ceylon (CEY)
Abu Yusuf
 India (IND)
Hop, Step and Jump Chand Mehr
 India (IND)
45' 55⁄8 Niranjan Singh
 India (IND)
Mohamed Khan
 Afghanistan (AFG)
Hammer Throw M. Ishaq
 India (IND)
94' 5 Ahmed Khan
 Afghanistan (AFG)
Dov Rabinovich
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
Discus Throw E. Whiter
 India (IND)
116' 33⁄4 Dov Rabinovich
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
Gurdit Singh
 India (IND)
Javelin Throw E. Whiter
 India (IND)
168' 43⁄4 Chand Mehr
 India (IND)
R.E. Blaze
 Ceylon (CEY)
Pole Vault Abdul Shafi
 India (IND)
11' 5½' Gajinder Singh
 India (IND)
W. W. Tambimuttu
 Ceylon (CEY)
Relay Race  Ceylon  India  Mandatory Palestine

Aquatics

Aquatic sports, including Swimming and Diving were contested at Patiala from February 25 to February 26.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 Yards freestyle Raja Ram Shawoo
 India (IND)
1:12.8 Sushil Bose
 India (IND)
Efraim Alfred Guth
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
220 Yards breaststroke Darshan Singh
 India (IND)
3:57.4 P.K. Bannerjee
 India (IND)
440 Yards freestyle N.C. Malik
 India (IND)
6:26.4 Efraim Alfred Guth
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
Ghulam Hussain Butt
 India (IND)
1 Mile Freestyle N.C. Malik
 India (IND)
28:14.8 Efraim Alfred Guth
 Mandatory Palestine (PAL)
110 Yards backstroke Bakshi Ranbir
 India (IND)
1:39.8 D.I. Holamn
 India (IND)
De Khogen
 India (IND)
Diving Rit Mohinder Singh
 India (IND)
Sushil Bose
 India (IND)
Bashir Ali Shaikh
 India (IND)


Field hockey

The final was contested between India and Afghanistan. The Indian team defeated Afghanistan 5–0.

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  India (IND) 20 13 8 41
2  Ceylon (CEY) 3 3 3 9
3  Mandatory Palestine (PAL) 0 5 6 11
4  Afghanistan (AFG) 0 2 3 5
Total 23 23 20 66

See also

Other Games celebrated in India:

References

  • Results of the First Western Asiatic Games. Official Report
  • Sport Israel, Nehemiah ben Avraham (Israel), 1968, pp.155-156
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