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The 2001 World Games, the sixth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Akita, Japan.

World Games VI
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Host cityAkita, Japan
Nations participating92
Athletes participating3,200
Events169 in 31 sports
Opening ceremony16 August
Closing ceremony26 August
Officially opened byAtsuko Toyama
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Athlete's OathDoumu Narita and Mero Narita
Main venueAkita Yabase Athletics Stadium
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Contents

TitlesEdit

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 countEdit

Official sportsEdit

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)2415544
2  United States (USA)158831
3  France (FRA)125623
4  Germany (GER)10101535
5  Australia (AUS)1010323
6  Italy (ITA)911828
7  Japan (JPN)961025
8  Spain (ESP)54110
9  Great Britain (GBR)471122
10  Netherlands (NED)43310
11  South Africa (RSA)37414
12  Colombia (COL)35513
13  Belgium (BEL)34411
14  Chinese Taipei (TPE)33511
15  China (CHN)26513
16  Sweden (SWE)24915
17  Norway (NOR)2237
18  Bulgaria (BUL)2125
19  Denmark (DEN)2114
20  Austria (AUT)1427
21  New Zealand (NZL)1214
22  Greece (GRE)1203
23  Slovenia (SLO)1135
24  Lithuania (LTU)1113
  Portugal (POR)1113
  Slovakia (SVK)1113
27  Canada (CAN)1102
  Romania (ROU)1102
29  Finland (FIN)1045
30  Egypt (EGY)1012
  Poland (POL)1012
32  Fiji (FIJ)1001
  Guatemala (GUA)1001
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
  Ukraine (UKR)1001
36  Brazil (BRA)0314
37  Venezuela (VEN)0213
38  South Korea (KOR)0202
   Switzerland (SUI)0202
40  Belarus (BLR)0178
41  Czech Republic (CZE)0123
42  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Luxembourg (LUX)0101
  Philippines (PHI)0101
45  Argentina (ARG)0022
46  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0011
  Madagascar (MAD)0011
  Pakistan (PAK)0011
  Yugoslavia (FR Yugoslavia)0011
Totals (49 nations)140140140420

Invitational sportsEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan (JPN)54211
2  Germany (GER)2417
3  Russia (RUS)2035
4  Spain (ESP)1102
5  Netherlands (NED)1012
6  Belarus (BLR)1001
  Ukraine (UKR)1001
8  Estonia (EST)0202
9  Mongolia (MGL)0112
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
11  Brazil (BRA)0022
12  China (CHN)0011
  Czech Republic (CZE)0011
  United States (USA)0011
Totals (14 nations)13131339

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Games 2001 Akita - Competition sports". worldgames-iwga.org. Retrieved 7 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "World Games 2001 Akita - Demonstration sports". worldgames-iwga.org. Retrieved 7 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  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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