Asian Games


2010 Asian Games

The 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou (Canton), China, 2010[1]) had Go as a recognised sport, there were three gold medal events.

Men's team

Six players in each team, the time is one hour of main time, followed by three periods of 30-second byo-yomi.


Gold: Korea, Silver: China, Bronze: Japan

Women's team

Four players in each team, the time is same as men's team.


Gold: Korea, Silver: China, Bronze: Chinese Taipei

Mixed double

It's known as Pair Go, the time system is absolute timing, each side has forty-five minutes.


Gold: Korea (Park Jung Hwan and Lee Sula)

Silver: China (Xie He and Song Ronghui)

Bronze: Korea (Choi Chul Han and Kim Yunyoung), defeating Chinese Taipei (Zhou Junxun and Joanne Missingham)

[1] Official website of Guangzhou 2010: [ext]

2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

The 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were held in Korea, at the Yonsei Global University Campus, from 30 June to 5 July 2013. Go was an event for the first and perhaps only time in the history of the Games.

Of Asia's 49 generally recognised nation states, only five participated: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (as Chinese Taipei) and Thailand.

For more information, see the excellent [ext] Wikipedia article.

Both China and Korea (and perhaps all the competing countries) seem to have treated the event as a chance to train their promising young players, with all their team members having (probably) been born 1992-98.

Gold was won by Tang Weixing, Silver by Byun Sangil, and Bronze by Tan Xiao and Lee Donghoon.

The winning men's team was Korea: Byun Sangil, Kang Seungmin, Lee Donghoon, and Na Hyun. The runner up was China: Mi Yuting, Peng Liyao, Tan Xiao and Tang Weixing.

The winning women's team was China: Gao Xing, Wang Shuang, Yu Zhiying and Zhang Peipei. The runner up was Korea: Choi Jung, Kim Chaeyeong, O Jeonga and O Yujin.

The winning mixed pair was Peng Liyao with Gao Xing. The runner up was Na Hyun with Choi Jung. The Bronze medals also went to the Koreans and Chinese: to Kang Seungmin with O Jeonga and to Mi Yuting with Yu Zhiying.

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) managed to take Bronze in both the men's and women's team events, whilst Japan was only able to get Bronze in the men's. The Chinese Taipei men's team was Chen Shiyuan, [ext] Cho Chunhsun, Xiao Zhenghao and Lin Zhihan. The women's team was Chang Chengping?, Zhang Kaixin, Joanne Missingham and Su Shengfang. The Japanese men's team was Hirata Tomoya, Motoki Katsuya, Sada Atsushi and Tsuruta Kazushi.

Achieving the women's team Bronze is one of the most notable successes of Thai Go to date. The players were Pattraporn Aroonphaichitra, Juthamate Jaruratchataphun, Aroonkorn Prathoomwan and Ribakah Wongchugaew.

2023 Asian Games

The 19th Asian Games are planned to be held in Hangzhou, in 2023. They were originally scheduled for 2022, but were postponed by a year due to Covid.

The following players will be competing.

Country Male Female
China Ke Jie, Gu Zihao, Yang Dingxin, Fan Tingyu, Li Xuanhao, Tuo Jiaxi Yu Zhiying, Zhou Hongyu, Lu Minquan, Li He
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Xu Haohong, Wang Yuanjun, Lin Junyan, Lai Junfu, Chen Shiyuan, Hsu Chiayuan Hei Jiajia (Joanne Missingham), Lu Yuhua, Yang Zixuan, Bai Xinhui
Japan Iyama Yuta, Ichiriki Ryo, Seki Kotaro, Shibano Toramaru and one other player Fujisawa Rina, Ueno Asami and two other players
Korea Shin Jinseo, Park Junghwan, Byun Sangil, Kim Myunghoon, Shin Minjun, Lee Jihyun Choi Jung, Oh Yujin, Kim Cheayoung, Kim Eunji

Asian Games last edited by hnishy on September 13, 2022 - 05:03
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