IBSA World Games

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The IBSA World Games (former : IBSA World Championships and Games) or World Blind Games are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA). The events enable blind and partially sighted sportspeople to compete in a number of sports.[1] The first edition took place at Madrid, Spain in 1998.[2]

List of sports[edit]

Championships sports for the 2015 games are:[1]

  1. Athletics
  2. Swimming
  3. Powerlifting
  4. Goalball
  5. Judo
  6. Futsal B1 + Futsal B2/B3
  7. Chess
  8. Tenpin bowling
  9. Tandem cycling
  10. Showdown

The competitions in athletics, swimming, goalball and judo are part of the qualification process for the Paralympic Games.[1]

2011 Sports : Athletics, Chess, Futsal (football) B1, Futsal (football) B2/B3, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Swimming [3] [4].

2007 Sports : Powerlifting, Judo, Goalball, Football, Swimming, Athletics [5]

2003 Sports : five-a-side football, Goalball and Judo, other disciplines have been added to the event. Blind athletes were able to compete in the following sports: Powerlifting, Ten-pin and nine-pin bowling, Biathlon, Alpine skiing, Archery, Showdown, Swimming, Shooting, Torball, Nordic skiing, Athletics and Cycling. Although a lot of winter sports were added to the list such as skiing, but also bowling and many others, but was held in 5 sports: Swimming, Athletics, Goalball and Judo, Powerlifting.

1998 Sports : For the first time, world championships will be held in different sports (Athletics, Swimming, Goalball and Judo) for the blind.

Events[edit]

IBSA World Games[edit]

  • Main Article : IBSA World Games
Edition Year Host Dates sports
1 1998  Spain, Madrid July 18–26[2] 4
2 2003  Canada, Quebec August 5–10[6] 5
3 2007  Brazil, São Paulo City July 28-August 8[7] 6
4 2011  Turkey, Antalya April 1–10[1] 7
5 2015  South Korea, Seoul May 8–18 10
6 2019 [8]

IBSA World Youth Games (WYC)[edit]

Edition Year Host Dates Sports
1 2005  USA, Colorado Springs August 4-10 5
2 2007  USA, Colorado Springs July 11–17 5
3 2009  USA, Colorado Springs July 15–20 3
4 2011  USA, Colorado Springs July 13–18 3
5 2013  USA, Colorado Springs September 13–15 2
6 2015  USA, Colorado Springs July 26–30 1
7 2017  HUN, Budaors July 1–9 1

Blind and visually impaired athletes are advised that the IBSA World Student Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colo. from July 13-18. This is an open and self-funded competition opportunity for athletes between 13 and 19-years-olds.

1998 IBSA World Games[edit]

2003 IBSA World Games[edit]

2007 IBSA World Games[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 28 15 11 54
2  Belarus 18 13 7 38
3  Brazil 17 22 19 58
4  Spain 16 23 23 62
5  China 12 7 12 31
6  Cuba 10 4 5 19
7  Iran 8 1 4 13
8  Poland 7 2 2 11
9  Algeria 7 1 9 17
10  Italy 6 4 4 14
11  Germany 5 7 9 21
12  Greece 5 5 2 12
13  Malaysia 4 1 1 6
14  Ukraine 3 7 3 13
15  Turkey 3 0 2 5
16  Venezuela 2 6 8 16
17  Portugal 2 4 2 8
18  United Kingdom 2 4 1 7
19  New Zealand 2 2 0 4
20  Sweden 2 2 0 4
21  Azerbaijan 2 0 5 7
22  Canada 2 0 0 2
23  Cyprus 2 0 0 2
24  Angola 1 3 1 5
25  Japan 1 2 4 7
26  Chinese Taipei 1 1 2 4
27  France 1 1 2 4
28  Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
29  Thailand 1 1 1 3
30  Tunisia 1 1 1 3
31  Austria 1 0 1 2
32  Croatia 1 0 1 2
33  South Korea 1 0 0 1
34  Argentina 0 3 3 6
35  Mexico 0 3 2 5
36  Australia 0 2 1 3
37  Kenya 0 2 1 3
38  Czech Republic 0 2 0 2
39  United States 0 2 0 2
40  Finland 0 1 1 2
41  South Africa 0 1 0 1
42  Ireland 0 1 0 1
43  Serbia 0 0 2 2
44  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
45   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
46  Belgium 0 0 0 0
47  Colombia 0 0 0 0
48  Estonia 0 0 0 0
49  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0
50  Hungary 0 0 0 0
51  India 0 0 0 0
52  Iraq 0 0 0 0
53  Israel 0 0 0 0
54  Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0
55  Latvia 0 0 0 0
56  Lithuania 0 0 0 0
57  Mongolia 0 0 0 0
58  Philippines 0 0 0 0
59  Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0
60  Slovakia 0 0 0 0
61  Uruguay 0 0 0 0
Total 175 157 154 486

2011 IBSA World Games[edit]

2015 IBSA World Games[edit]

The 2015 IBSA World Championships and Games medal table was held from 8 to 18 June 2015, in Seoul, South Korea and was include competitions in 10 sports :

  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Tandem Cycling
  • Powerlifting
  • Judo
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Chess
  • Goalball
  • Football
  • Showdown
2015 IBSA World Championships and Games medal table
Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 48 35 31 114
2  Ukraine 16 11 11 38
3  Iran 15 6 11 32
4  China 9 15 9 33
5  South Korea* 9 11 9 29
6  Azerbaijan 8 6 3 17
7  Turkey 5 6 12 23
8  Uzbekistan 5 2 5 12
9  Japan 4 12 7 23
10  Chinese Taipei 4 4 2 10
11  Algeria 4 1 2 7
12  Mexico 3 8 5 16
13  Thailand 3 3 0 6
14  Mozambique 3 1 4 8
15  Czech Republic 3 0 2 5
16  Poland 2 4 7 13
=17  Canada 1 2 2 5
=17  Finland 1 2 2 5
19  Croatia 1 2 1 4
20  Australia 1 1 4 6
21  Malaysia 1 1 3 5
22  Israel 1 1 2 4
23  Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
24  Hong Kong 1 0 2 3
=25  Georgia 1 0 1 2
=25  Germany 1 0 1 2
=25  United States 1 0 1 2
=28  Argentina 1 0 0 1
=28  Netherlands 1 0 0 1
=28  Lithuania 1 0 0 1
31  Venezuela 0 9 4 13
32  Kazakhstan 0 3 2 5
33  United Kingdom 0 3 1 4
=34  Italy 0 1 1 2
=34  Spain 0 1 1 2
=36  Belarus 0 1 0 1
=36  Mongolia 0 1 0 1
38  Brazil 0 0 6 6
=39  Estonia 0 0 2 2
=39  India 0 0 2 2
=41  France 0 0 1 1
=41  Hungary 0 0 1 1
=41  Indonesia 0 0 1 1
=41  Romania 0 0 1 1
=41  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 155 154 164 473
Key

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

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