The 2010 Asian Games held at Guangzhou, China, have come to an end after 16 days of fierce competition. Medals were up for grabs across 42 different disciplines, and 45 Asian nations sent in their best athletes to try to win as many medals as possible.
China once again showed why they are the powerhouse in sports, not only in Asia but at the Olympics too, with a sweep of medals over most of the disciplines at the games. They ended up winning nearly half the gold medals on offer, showcasing their overall strength as a sporty nation. South Korea finished a credible second, ahead of Japan, who once used to give China a tough fight for the top spot. A point to note is that, out of all the medals China won, almost half were gold. This proves that when they competed, it was for the top spot only. Another noteworthy mention is Iran. They have come from nowhere and taken the 4th spot on the medal tally. And it is only a matter of time before they move up in the Asian Games ahead. China, Korea and Japan will all try to shift focus on the London Olympics in 2012, and will want to win a lot of medals there, competing with the best from all over the world. For now, let us have a look at the final medals tally in the 2010 Asian Games.
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With the successful hosting of the Asian Games of 2010, China now hands over the responsibility to the Koreans. The next edition of the Asian Games will be held in 2014, in Incheon, South Korea. Be there in 4 years!