2001 National Games of China

The 9th National Games of China was a multi-sport event that was held in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China from 11–25 November 2001.

9th National Games of the People's Republic of China
Stade Olympique Guangdong.JPG
The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was the main venue for the games and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies
Host cityGuangzhou, Guangdong
CountryChina
Teams participating45
Athletes participating8608
Events345
Opening ceremony11 November 2001
Closing ceremony25 November 2001
Officially opened byJiang Zemin (President)
Main venueGuangdong Olympic Stadium
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The main stadium for the games was the Guangdong Olympic Stadium. A total of 345 events were contested in 30 sports – 27 were summer sports and the remaining three were skating winter sports. The games featured 8608 athletes from 45 delegations, including the various Chinese provinces and regions as well as occupational divisions (e.g. People's Liberation Army, China Railway Corporation).[1] The President of China Jiang Zemin officially opened the games at the opening ceremony.[2]

The ninth national games were hosted soon after Beijing had been successful in its host bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics. As a result, many prominent international guests were invited to the games in Guangzhou, including IOC president Jacques Rogge. The international dimension of the games was increased in comparison to previous years as many of the delegations had appointed foreign-born coaches and foreign referees were invited to the event to improve impartiality judge-based sports. High performances levels were achieved in a number of sports: seven women's weightlifting world records were broken, six Asian records were beaten in swimming, cycling and athletics, and a total of 37 Chinese national records were set during the 15-day competition.[3]

Participating delegationsEdit

SportsEdit

There were a total of 30 sports at the 9th National Games.

Medal tableEdit

RankDelegationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Guangdong69.54851.5169
2Liaoning4131.528.5101
3People's Liberation Army33262887
4Shanghai29.529.524.583.5
5Jiangsu24.521.52571
6Beijing232722.572.5
7Shandong22222266
8Hunan19.514.51751
9Zhejiang12.512.517.542.5
10Hubei12.56.51130
11Jilin12171039
12Hebei1210.510.533
13Sichuan91621.546.5
14Fujian9912.530.5
15Heilongjiang8.5101230.5
16Shanxi8.57217.5
17Shaanxi8.54.5417
18Tianjin88925
19Henan7.518.51036
20Guangxi77.57.522
21Yunnan77.55.520
22Inner Mongolia6.52.55.514.5
23Anhui3.58.51123
24Gansu3.54.56.514.5
25Jiangxi39.55.518
26Xinjiang2529
27Hong Kong2215
28Vanguard2024
29Guizhou1.52.54.58.5
30Chongqing1.52.537
31Hainan12.525.5
32China Railways11.51.54
33Qinghai0123
34Tibet010.51.5
35Ningxia00.533.5
36Construction0022
37Financial0011
Totals (37 delegations)411.53984051214.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Games Archived 2013-06-20 at the Wayback Machine. China Culture. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  2. ^ Chinese President Declares Open of 9th National Games. People Daily (2001-11-11). Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  3. ^ 9th National Games: Guangzhou 2001. Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
Medal table
Results

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