Tajikistan’s judoka Temur Rahimov won a silver medal in the men's +100kg category at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Tuesday.

Temur Rahimov lost the final to Magomedomar Magomedomarov, who represented the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

It is to be noted that Temur Rahimov has brought a total number of medals won by Tajik athletes at the 19th Asian Games to date to three. 

Recall two other Tajik judokas Somon Mahmadbekov (-81kg) and Behrouz Khojazoda (-73rg) have won gold and bronze, respectively on Monday. 

By the way, the gold medal won by Somon Mahmadbekov is the first gold medal won by Tajikistan in judo at the Asian Games.  

Before that, Tajik athletes have participated in seven Asian Games and won 28 medals, including four gold medals, including three gold medals won by hummer thrower Dilshod Nazarov and one gold medal won by boxer Jahon Qurbonov.  

Meanwhile, more than 100 Tajik athletes are participating in the 19th Asian Games in China.  They are competing for medals in eighteen of forty sports being played in the Asian Games in Hangzhou. 

Tajikistan’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) counts on successful performance of boxers, judokas and wrestlers. 

The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every fourth year among athletes from all over Asia.  The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games.  Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation.  The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

Nine nations have hosted the Asian Games.  Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after its last participation in 1974.  The most recent games were held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from August 18 to September 2, 2018.

Since 2010, host cities manage both the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games, the latter an event for athletes with disabilities to compete with each other. The Asian Para Games are held immediately following the Asian Games, but the exclusion of Asian Para Games from any Asian Games host city contract means that both events will run independently of each other.