1930 Women's World Games

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Women's World Games
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Prague, Czechoslovakia
Halina Konopacka, winner of the discus event

The 1930 Women's World Games (Czech and Slovak III Ženské Světové Hry v Praze, French 3è Jeux Féminins Mondiaux ) were the third regular international Women's World Games, the tournament was held between September 6 - September 8[1][2][3] at the Letná Stadium in Prague.[4][5]


The games were organized by the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale under Alice Milliat[1] as a response to the IOC decision to include only a few women's events in the 1928 Olympic Games.[2][3][4][5]

The games were attended by 200 participants from 17 nations,[1][2][4][5] there among: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain (16 athletes), Italy, Japan (6 athletes), Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. Canada attended with a basketball team.[3][6]

The athletes competed in 12 events:[1][7] running (60 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 800 metres, 4 x 100 metres relay and hurdling 80 metres), high jump, long jump, discus throw, javelin, shot put and triathlon (100 metres, high jump and javelin). The tournament also held exhibition events in basketball, handball, fencing, shooting and canoeing.[1]

The tournament was opened with an olympic style ceremony. The games attended an audience of 15,000 spectators[4] and several world records were set.

On September 8 the sole basketball match was played between Canada (Team West) and France (Team Europe), Canada won by 18-14.[3][6]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 m Stanisława Walasiewicz
7.7 Lisa Gelius
7.8 Kinue Hitomi
100 m Stanisława Walasiewicz
12.5 Tollien Schuurman
12.6 Lisa Gelius
200 m Stanisława Walasiewicz
25.7 Tollien Schuurman
25.8 Nellie Halstead
 United Kingdom
800 m Gladys Lunn
 United Kingdom
2:21.9 Marie Dollinger
2:22.0 Brita Lovén
80 m hurdles Maj Jakobsson
12.4 Gerda Pirch
12.7 Ursula Birkholz
4×100 m relay  Germany
Rosa Kellner
Agathe Karrer
Luise Holzer
Lisa Gelius
49.9  United Kingdom
Eileen Hiscock
Ethel Scott
Ivy Walker
Daisy Ridgley
50.5  Poland
Alina Hulanicka
Maryla Freiwald
Stanisława Walasiewicz
Felicja Schabińska
High jump Inge Braumüller
1.57 m Carolina Gisolf
1.57 m Helma Notte
1.53 m
Long jump Kinue Hitomi
5.90 m Muriel Gunn
 United Kingdom
5.76 m Selma Grieme
5.71 m
Shot put Grete Heublein
12.49 m Gustel Hermann
12.12 m Liesl Perkaus
11.48 m
Discus throw Halina Konopacka
36.80 m Tilly Fleischer
35.82 m Vittorina Vivenza
35.23 m
Javelin Liesel Schumann
42.32 m Augustine Hargus
40.99 m Kinue Hitomi
37.01 m
Triathlon Ellen Braumüller
198 pts Kinue Hitomi
194 pts Ruth Svedberg
175 pts

A special commemorative medal was issued for the participants.[8]

Points table[edit]

Place Nation Points
1  Germany 57
2  Poland 26
3  United Kingdom 19
4  Japan 13
5  Sweden 10


  1. ^ a b c d e Praha 1930 - III Ženské světové hry Czech Association for Olympic and Sport Philately, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  2. ^ a b c Rétrospective de l'athlétisme féminin, page 9 Archived 2013-12-10 at the Wayback Machine. Sylvain Charlet, Amicale des Entraineurs d'Ile de France d'Athlétisme AEIFA, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  3. ^ a b c d Kidd, Bruce (1994). "The Women's Olympic Games: Important Breakthrough Obscured By Time". CAAWS Action Bulletin. Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Leigh, Mary H.; Thérèse M. Bonin (1977). "The Pioneering Role Of Madame Alice Milliat and the FSFI in Establishing International Trade and Field Competition for Women" (PDF). Journal of Sport History. North American Society for Sport History. 4 (1): 72–83. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Chronique de l'athlétisme féminin NordNet.fr, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  6. ^ a b UBC Women's Basketball team Archived 2013-12-20 at the Wayback Machine. University of British Columbia, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  7. ^ FSFI Women's World Games GBR Athletics, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  8. ^ Participation badge Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki w Warszawie / Museum of Sports and Tourism, retrieved 24 October 2015

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