Asian Games 2014

The games are well underway in Incheon, South Korea, with athletes from 45 nations competing in more events and sports -- such as kabaddi, wushu, and sepak takraw -- than at the Summer Olympics. The event wraps up with closing ceremonies on Oct. 4. [25 photos total]

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Japan's Masanori Hayashi (left) strikes the ball against South Korea's Im An-Soo in the men's team sepak takraw preliminary match during the 2014 Asian Games at Bucheon Gymnasium in Bucheon, east of Incheon, on Sept. 24. (Jung Yron-Je/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Chih Kai Lee of Taiwan competes on the parallel bars during the artistic gymnastics at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept. 21. ( Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA) #
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North Korean synchronized swimming team perform during their synchronized swimming teams technical routine at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept. 21. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press) #
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Japan's Masayoshi Yamamoto poses with his gold medal after winning the men's pommel horse final of the artistic gymnastics competition during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 24. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #
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Avedis Seropian of Libya performs in the men's wushu taijijian round of the 2014 Asian Games at the Ganghwa Dolmens gymnasium in Incheon on Sept. 23. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Japan's Kosuke Hagino competes in the heats for the men's 400m individual medley swimming event during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center in Incheon on Sept. 24. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images) #
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South Korea's Choi Gwang-hyeon competes with Kazakhstan's Azamat Mukanov (blue) in their men's team gold medal judo contest at Dowon Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 23. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #
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Kim Myeongjin of South Korea competes against Hamid Reza Ladvar of Iran during their men's 75kg wushu sanda final match of the 2014 Asian Games at the Ganghwa Dolmens gymnasium in Incheon on Sept. 24. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A referee holds up the hand of India's Shiva Thapa after he won his men's bantam weight preliminary boxing bout by walkover at Seonhak Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 24. (Tim Wimborne/Reuters) #
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Japan's Anzu Yamamoto (blue) competes with South Korea's Kim Jan-di during their women's - 57kg gold medal match at Dowon Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 21. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #
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Kim Jung-Hwan (left) of South Korea reacts during his men's sabre fencing individual final against Gu Bon-Gil of South Korea during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, in Goyang on Sept. 21. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Thailand's Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana riding Prince Charming Wpa raises her hands after performing during the equestrian dressage team competition at the Dream Park Equestrian Venue during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 20. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) #
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Kuwait's Abdullah Almezayen (right) competes against India's Ghosal Saurav in their men's singles gold medal match for squash at the Yeorumul Squash Courts during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 23. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #
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Athletes pull out arrows from their targets in women's 70m recurve qualification round during day four of the 2014 Asian Games at Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field on Sept. 23 in Incheon, South Korea. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) #
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Tomoyuki Sasaki of Japan competes in group B of the men's singles final during day four of the 2014 Asian Games at Anyang Hogye Stadium on Sept. 23 in Incheon, South Korea. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) #
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South Korea's Kim In-won (bow), Kim Hwi-gwan, Lee Seon-soo and Choi Do-sub react after finishing second in the lightweight men's quadruple sculls final of the rowing competition at the Chungju Tangeum Lake International Rowing Center, during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, on Sept. 24. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) #
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Thailand's Gulnoi Rattikan fails a 98kg lift as she competes in the women's 58kg snatch weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Festival Garden during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 22. (Jason Reed/Reuters) #
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South Korea's Bae Yeon-ju hits a return to China's Wang Shixian in their women's team gold medal badminton match at the Gyeyang Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 22. (Olivia Harris/Reuters) #
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People attend at the Asian Food Festival as part of Asian Games cultural event in front of the Incheon Asiad Stadium during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games on Sept. 21 in Incheon, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) #
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Medal ceremony hosts and hostesses play a game as they sit next to containers used for offices, outside the weightlifting venue of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, in Incheon on Sept. 24. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
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North Korea's Ri Jonghwa holds up a bouquet while wearing her gold medal for the women's 58kg weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Festival Garden during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon Sept. 22. (Jason Reed/Reuters) #
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Hong Un-Jong of North Korea performs to win on the vault during the women's apparatus final of the gymnastics competitions at the 17th Incheon Asian Games at the Namdong Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea, on Sept. 24. (Jeon Heon-Kyun) #
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China's track cycling team compete in the first round of the women's team pursuit event of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, in Incheon on Sept. 22. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
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South Korea's Joung Da-woon (blue) competes with China's Yang Junxia during their women's - 63kg gold medal judo match at Dowon Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sept. 21. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #
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South Korea's judo team take a selfie as they celebrate on the podium after defeating Kazakhstan in their men's team gold medal final event at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, in Incheon on Sept. 23. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #

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