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The 1997 World Games, the fifth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Lahti, Finland on August 7–17, 1997. The opening and closing ceremonies took place at the Lahti Sport Centre.

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Nations participating73
Athletes participating1,379[1]
Events164 (22 sports)
Opening ceremony7 August
Closing ceremony17 August
Officially opened byPresident Martti Ahtisaari
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Contents

SportsEdit

CalendarEdit

       Opening ceremony        Event competitions        Event finals        Closing ceremony
August  7th  8th  9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th
Ceremonies
Bodybuilding
Bowling
Casting
DanceSport
Fistball
Gymnastics
Korfball
Squash
Tug of war
August  7th  8th  9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th

Medal countEdit

The medal tally during the fifth World Games is as follows. United States finished at the top of the final medal table.[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States17181146
2  China1614535
3  Germany15161142
4  Russia15101338
5  Italy12121539
6  Sweden851023
7  Great Britain68822
8  Japan63514
9  Belgium63413
10  France512724
11  Ukraine57012
12  Australia54514
13  Czech Republic54413
14  Spain52714
15  Netherlands46717
16  Chinese Taipei43310
17  Belarus3148
18  Canada3126
19  Hungary2237
20  Colombia2226
21  Egypt2114
22  South Africa2046
23  Austria1315
24  Slovakia1225
25  Denmark1214
26  Norway1146
27  Slovenia1124
  South Korea1124
29  Greece1113
   Switzerland1113
31  Bulgaria1102
  Indonesia1102
  Uzbekistan1102
34  Brazil1023
35  Argentina1012
  Kazakhstan1012
37  Malaysia1001
  Saudi Arabia1001
39  Finland09817
40  Poland0257
41  Ireland0123
42  Liechtenstein0101
  Mexico0101
44  Iran0011
  Lithuania0011
  New Zealand0011
  Philippines0011
Totals (47 nations)164163168495

This is the breakdown between official sports and demonstration sports (only applied to top 10).

World Games 1997
Medals statistics by nation
Rank Nation Official sports Demonstration sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   United States 17 18 11 46 0 0 0 0
2   Germany 15 16 11 42 0 0 0 0
3   China 16 14 5 35 2 1 0 3
4   Russia 15 10 13 38 0 0 0 0
5   Italy 12 12 15 39 1 1 0 2
6   Sweden 8 5 10 23 2 0 0 2
7   United Kingdom 6 8 8 22 0 0 0 0
8   Japan 6 3 5 14 0 0 2 2
9   Belgium 6 3 4 13 0 0 0 0
10   France 5 12 7 24 1 1 0 2

MedalistsEdit

BodybuildingEdit

The venue was the Lahti City Theater. The competition took place on August 8 and 9.

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
- 65 kg   Anwar el-Amawy   Mohamed Abdel el-Aziz   José Carlos Santos
- 70 kg   Toshiko Hirota   Chris Faildo
- 75 kg   Kim Jun-Ho   Juha Hakala   Ahmed al-Sayed
- 80 kg   Kester Pasche   Johnny Steward   Yrjö Jokela
- 90 kg   Milton Holloway   Ingo Fischer   Janos Lantos
+ 90 kg   Walter Lettner   Peter Keränen   Olegas Zuras

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
- 52 kg   Utako Mizuma   Katja Rydström   Heike Jung
- 57 kg   Barbara Furer   Rita Rinner
+ 57 kg   Michaela Baumer   Pauliina Kosola   Anne Oksanen

BowlingEdit

The venue was the Lahti Bowling Centre. The competition took place on August 8 to 10.

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Ten-pin bowling - Singles   Gery Verbruggen   Vernon Peterson   Rafael Nepomuceno

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Ten-pin bowling - Singles   Patricia Schwarz   Isabelle Saldjian   Lee Mi-Young

MixedEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Ten-pin bowling - Pairs   Sharon Low
Daniel Lim
  Cara Honeychurch
Andrew Frawley
  Tomomi Shibata
Shigeo Saito

CastingEdit

The venue was the Kisapuisto Sports Park. The competition took place on August 10 to 12.

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Fly Accuracy   Thomas Maire   Werner Gattermaier   Frode Semb
Fly Distance Single Handed   Slaveyko Slaveykov   Robert Meszaros   Patrik Lexa
Spinning Accuracy Arenberg Target   Patrik Lexa   Henrik Harjanne   Josef Luxa
Spinning Accuracy   Patrik Lexa   Thomas Maire   Jan Meszaros
Spinning Distance Single Handed   Jan Meszaros   Thomas Maire   Patrik Lexa
Multiplier Accuracy   Steve Rajeff   Harvey Beck   Henrik Österberg

The source available does not say whether or not there was a Men's Multiplier Distance Single Handed event.

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Fly Accuracy   Hana Tupa   Michaela Krizová   Kathrin Ernst
Fly Distance Single Handed   Michaela Krizová   Hana Tupa   Ewa Borowska
Spinning Accuracy Arenberg Target   Annika Janson   Michaela Krizová   Marianne Kosonen
Spinning Accuracy   Kathrin Ernst   Michaela Krizová   Brenda Banks
Multiplier Accuracy   Bernda Banks   Marianne Kosonen   Annika Janson

DanceSportEdit

The venue was the Urheilutalo. The competition took place on August 10 and 11.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Standard   Hazel Newberry
Christopher Hawkins
  Alessandra Bucciarelli
William Pino
  Pia David
Stefan Ossenkop
Latin   Mie Bach
Steen Lund
  Katerina Venturini
Andrej Skufca
  Katja Koukkula
Jussi Väänänen

FistballEdit

The venue was the Lahti Sport Centre. The competition took place on August 9 to 11.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Germany   Austria   Brazil

GymnasticsEdit

Sports acrobaticsEdit

MenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pairs   Song Min
Li Renjie
  Martyn Smith
Mark Flores
  Dariusz Nowak
Marcin Drabicki
Groups   Denys Pirogov
Maksim Vlasov
Aleksandr Maikrov
Oleg Ivanov
  Andrey Safonov
Yuriy Zaveryukha
Sergiy Pavlov
Dmitriy Bain
  Wu Weihuan
Huang Linseng
Chen Wuhua
Jiang Jianfen
WomenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pairs   Anna Mokhova
Yuliya Lopatkina
  Yekaterina Raktcheyeva
Oksana Feoktistova
  Kaat Croubels
Tine Dewaele
Groups   Yelvira Zaliayeva
Svetlana Kushu
Yelena Avakeliyan
  Yelena Moyseychea
Nadezhda Surina
Viktoriya Zherdeva
  Xu Yingxia
Luo Xiajing
Wang Ting
MixedEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pairs   Sofiya Galiyulina
Dmitriy Kukva
  Lü Xiaojun
Lu Yijie
  Ewelina Fijolek
Andrzej Sokołowski

Sports aerobicsEdit

MenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Kalojan Kalojanov   Stanislav Marchenkov   Patrick Nahafahik
WomenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Juanita Little   Olga Rumyantseva   Barbara Vadovicová
MixedEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Pairs   Tatyana Solovyova
Vladislav Oksner
  Konstantza Popova
Kalojan Kalojanov
  Helen Carpenter-Waters
Alastair Rates
Trios   Attila Katus
Tamas Katus
Romeo Szentgyörgyi
  Denys Belikov
Stanislav Marchenkov
Vadim Michaylov
  Grégory Alcan
Xavier Julien
Olivier Salvan

TrampolineEdit

These were the final individual events of trampoline at the World Games. The individual trampoline has been part of the program of the Olympic Games from 2000.

MenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual   Nikolay Kazak   Emmanuel Durand   Aleksandr Danilchenko
Synchro   Nikolay Kazak
Vladimir Kakorko
  Michael Serth
Martin Kubicka
  Adrian Wareham
Ji Wallace
WomenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual   Yelena Savaleva   Olena Movchan   Anna Dogonadze-Lilkendey
Synchro   Oksana Tsiguleva
Olena Movchan
  Yelena Savaleva
Yekaterina Khilko
  Galina Lebedeva
Natalya Karpenkova

TumblingEdit

MenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual   Vladimir Ignatenkov   Rayshine Harris   Tseko Mogotsi
WomenEdit
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual   Olena Chabanenko   Chrystel Robert   Natalya Borisenko

KorfballEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Korfball   Netherlands   Belgium   Chinese Taipei

SquashEdit

The competition took place at Suurhalli Exhibition.

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Ahmed Barada   Derek Ryan   Graham Ryding

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Sarah Fitz-Gerald   Sabine Schöne   Leilani Joyce

Tug of warEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
- 640 kg   Spain    Switzerland   Ireland
- 720 kg   Netherlands   Sweden   Ireland

Women (demonstration)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LAHTI, FIN 1997". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26.

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