2001 World Games

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World Games VI
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Host city Akita, Japan
Nations participating 92
Athletes participating 3,200
Events 169 in 31 sports
Opening ceremony 16 August
Closing ceremony 26 August
Officially opened by Atsuko Toyama
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Athlete's Oath Doumu Narita and Mero Narita
Main venue Akita Yabase Athletics Stadium
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The 2001 World Games, the sixth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Akita, Japan.

Titles[edit]

161 titles (invitational sports not included) were awarded in 27 official sports.[1] There were 5 invitational sports in this edition.[2]

     Invitational sport

Sport Titles Notes
Air sports (Parachuting) 4
Billiards 4
Bodybuilding 7
Boules sports 4
Bowling (Ten Pin) 3
Casting 6
DanceSport 2
Field archery 6
Finswimming 10
Fistball 1
Flying disc 3
Acrobatic gymnastics 5
Aerobics gymnastics 4
Rhythmic gymnastics 4
Trampoline & Tumbling 6 [3]
Ju-Jitsu 9
Karate 12
Korfball 1
Lifesaving 16
Orienteering 3
Powerlifting 6
Artistic roller skating 4 [4]
Inline speed skating 10 [4]
Roller hockey 1 [4]
Rugby sevens 1
Tug of war 2
Waterski 6
Aikido -
Beach handball 2
Gateball 1
Sumo 8
Tug of war (women) 2
Total 140 + 13

Medal count[edit]

Official sports[edit]

The medal tally during the sixth World Games is as follows. Russia finished at the top of the final medal table.[5]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 24 15 5 44
2  United States 15 8 8 31
3  France 12 5 6 23
4  Germany 10 10 15 35
5  Australia 10 10 3 23
6  Italy 9 11 8 28
7  Japan 9 6 10 25
8  Spain 5 4 1 10
9  Great Britain 4 7 11 22
10  Netherlands 4 3 3 10
11  South Africa 3 7 4 14
12  Colombia 3 5 5 13
13  Belgium 3 4 4 11
14  Chinese Taipei 3 3 5 11
15  China 2 6 5 13
16  Sweden 2 4 9 15
17  Norway 2 2 3 7
18  Bulgaria 2 1 2 5
19  Denmark 2 1 1 4
20  Austria 1 4 2 7
21  New Zealand 1 2 1 4
22  Greece 1 2 0 3
23  Slovenia 1 1 3 5
24  Lithuania 1 1 1 3
 Portugal 1 1 1 3
 Slovakia 1 1 1 3
27  Canada 1 1 0 2
 Romania 1 1 0 2
29  Finland 1 0 4 5
30  Egypt 1 0 1 2
 Poland 1 0 1 2
32  Fiji 1 0 0 1
 Guatemala 1 0 0 1
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
 Ukraine 1 0 0 1
36  Brazil 0 3 1 4
37  Venezuela 0 2 1 3
38  South Korea 0 2 0 2
  Switzerland 0 2 0 2
40  Belarus 0 1 7 8
41  Czech Republic 0 1 2 3
42  Hungary 0 1 0 1
 Luxembourg 0 1 0 1
 Philippines 0 1 0 1
45  Argentina 0 0 2 2
46  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 1 1
 Madagascar 0 0 1 1
 Pakistan 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia 0 0 1 1
Totals 140 140 140 420

Invitational sports[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 5 4 2 11
2  Germany 2 4 1 7
3  Russia 2 0 3 5
4  Spain 1 1 0 2
5  Netherlands 1 0 1 2
6  Belarus 1 0 0 1
 Ukraine 1 0 0 1
8  Estonia 0 2 0 2
9  Mongolia 0 1 1 2
10  Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 1
11  Brazil 0 0 2 2
12  China 0 0 1 1
 Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Totals 13 13 13 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games 2001 Akita - Competition sports". worldgames-iwga.org. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "World Games 2001 Akita - Demonstration sports". worldgames-iwga.org. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Considered one official sport in every edition, therefore also in the 2001 edition despite the difference written in the official web site.
  4. ^ a b c Roller sports considered different official sport in every edition, despite the difference written in the official web site, that only for 2001 edition considered one sport.
  5. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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