OCA to award 20 Olympic gold-winning athletes

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has named 20 Asian athletes who put in great performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games and won gold medals at the prestigious Games.

The OCA will award the 20 gold medal-winning athletes at the OCA Banquet in Macau, China in a bid to celebrate their great success achieved at the summer Games.

The athletes, including 10 female athletes and 10 males, will attend the ceremony along with the Asian NOCs’ officials scheduled to be held on November 8 to receive their prizes.

Four weightlifters will be awarded:

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Un Guk Kim, men’s 62kg weightlifting gold medalist

Iran’s Behdad Salimi Kordasiabi, men’s +105kg weightlifting gold medalist

Kazakhstan’s Ilya Ilyin, men’s 94kg weightlifting gold medalist

Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo, women’s 53kg weightlifting gold medalist

Asia claimed 214 medals at the Olympic Games, with 20 countries winning 74 golds, 62 silvers and 78 bronze medals.

Check the OCA website for more information.

By Sarah Alambeigi, Member ISJA for AIPS

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