Basketball at the 1951 Asian Games

Basketball was one of the six initial disciplines which was held at the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, India, wherein five Asian teams—Burma, India, Iran, Japan and Philippines—participated. In the matches, round-robin format was employed and on the basis of final points table top three podium places were decided. Philippines team without losing a single match topped the points table and grabbed the gold medal, their first of their basketball supremacy in the Asian Games. (They eventually won the next three editions, until 1962.) Japanese squad finished behind it and won a silver medal, Iranian team with two wins finished third and won a bronze. Host nation India, finished fourth with only single win over Burma, which came last without winning a single match.

at the 1951 Asian Games
VenueNational Stadium
Date5–10 March


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Francisco Calilan
Andres dela Cruz
Genaro Fernandez
Jose Gochangco
Rafael Hechanova
Moro Lorenzo
Carlos Loyzaga
Antonio Martinez
Lauro Mumar
Ignacio Ramos
Meliton Santos
Mariano Tolentino
Makoto Arai
Mitsugu Hachiya
Hiroshi Ikeda
Junichi Iwao
Michio Katayama
Fumio Matsuoka
Kasaburo Ogura
Shuzo Okubo
Shigeru Saito
Minoru Takahashi
Mitsuhide Tsudi
Hassan Khaleghpour
Kamal Mashhoun
Reza Masoumi
Kambiz Mokhberi
Alireza Oshar
Hossein Razi
Mashallah Safiyar
Abolfazl Solbi
Hossein Soroudi
Hossein Soudipour


Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Philippines 440271129+1428
 Japan 431224156+687
 Iran 422222195+276
 India 413184226−825
 Burma 404123278−1554
5 March
Iran  3440  Japan
6 March
India  5263  Iran
6 March
Burma  1981  Japan
7 March
India  4670  Japan
8 March
Burma  4750  India
10 March
Burma  3884  Iran

Final standing

Rank Team Pld W L
4  India413
5  Burma404


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