Pakistan has won the men's hockey title at the Asian Games a record 8 times in the 15
competitions held thus far.
Pakistan is also the only team to have won 4 consecutive gold medals (1970, 1974, 1978,
Pakistan holds the record for the biggest ever victory in the history of the competition
beating Bangladesh 17-0 in 1978.
Pakistan beat India 7-1 in the 1982 final at Delhi which is the heaviest defeat ever in the
finals of the competition.
Pakistan's Abdul Waheed Khan scored 25 goals in 2 editions (1962 and 1966) including
a double hat-trick.
The highest number of goals scored in a tournament is 42 by Pakistan in the 1990 Beijing
In 24 years, from 1958 to 1982, Pakistan lost just one match in the Asian Games - that
was the 1966 final to India.
The record for the maximum number of penalty corner goals in a single game is held by
Muneer Dar of Pakistan, who scored 5 goals against South Korea in the 1958 Tokyo
Incidentally, Pakistan, the most successful hockey power at the Asian Games has never
played hosted the tournament.
South Korea was the first country to end the monopoly of India and Pakistan by winning
gold in 1986. No other country apart from India and Pakistan had even entered the final
until 1986. Hosts South Korea beat Pakistan in the 1986 final while the Indians had to be
content with bronze for the first time ever.
Following South Korea's victory at Seoul, there was a major power shift – Pakistan,
which was hitherto the most successful team in the competition won gold in 1990 but
failed to enter the finals 4 successive times following that (1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006) .
In 2006, for the first time ever, neither of the subcontinental giants could make it to the
final. South Korea won gold and China won their first and only silver medal.
The 2014 Asian Games at Incheon witnessed an Indo-Pak final after a gap of 24 years
which the Indians won after a tense shootout.
Women's Hockey was introduced in the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi and hosts India won
the inaugural event.
South Korea has won the women's hockey title 5 times and China has won the title thrice.
South Korea also holds the record for winning 4 consecutive gold medals (1986, 1990,
1994, 1998) in the women's event.
For the total number of gold medals won for men and women combined – South Korea
leads with 9 gold (5 with the women's team and 4 with the men's team)
In 1986 and 1994, South Korea achieved a grand double, winning gold in the men's and
women's events. No other country has ever achieved a grand double.