1930 Women's World Games

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Women's World Games
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Prague, Czechoslovakia
First event 1930
Halina Konopacka, winner of the discus event

The 1930 Women's World Games (Czech and Slovak III Ženské světové hry v Praze, French 3è Jeux Féminins Mondiaux ) were the third regular international Women's World Games, the tournament was held between September 6 - September 8[1][2][3] at the Letná Stadium in Prague.[4][5]

Events[edit]

The games were organized by the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale under Alice Milliat[1] as a response to the IOC decision to include only a few women's events in the 1928 Olympic Games.[2][3][4][5]

The games were attended by 200 participants from 17 nations,[1][2][4][5] there among: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain (16 athletes), Italy, Japan (6 athletes), Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. Canada attended with a basketball team.[3][6]

The athletes competed in 12 events:[1][7] running (60 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 800 metres, 4 x 100 metres relay and hurdling 80 metres), high jump, long jump, discus throw, javelin, shot put and triathlon (100 metres, high jump and javelin). The tournament also held exhibition events in basketball, handball, fencing, shooting and canoeing.[1]

The tournament was opened with an olympic style ceremony. The games attended an audience of 15,000 spectators[4] and several world records were set.

On September 8 the sole basketball match was played between Canada (Team West) and France (Team Europe), Canada won by 18-14.[3][6]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 m Stanisława Walasiewicz
 Poland
7.7 Lisa Gelius
 Germany
7.8 Kinue Hitomi
 Japan
7.8
100 m Stanisława Walasiewicz
 Poland
12.5 Tollien Schuurman
 Netherlands
12.6 Lisa Gelius
 Germany
12.6
200 m Stanisława Walasiewicz
 Poland
25.7 Tollien Schuurman
 Netherlands
25.8 Nellie Halstead
 United Kingdom
26.0
800 m Gladys Lunn
 United Kingdom
2:21.9 Marie Dollinger
 Germany
2:22.0 Brita Löven
 Sweden
2:24.8
80 m hurdles Maj Jakobsson
 Sweden
12.4 Gerda Pirch
 Germany
12.7 Ursula Birkholz
 Germany
12.7
4×100 m relay  Germany
Rosa Kellner
Agathe Karrer
Luise Holzer
Lisa Gelius
49.9  United Kingdom
Eileen Hiscock
Ethel Scott
Ivy Walker
Daisy Ridgley
50.5  Poland
Alina Hulanicka
Maryla Freiwald
Stanisława Walasiewicz
Felicja Schabińska
50.8
High jump Inge Braumüller
 Germany
1.57 m Carolina Gisolf
 Netherlands
1.57 m Helma Notte
 Germany
1.53 m
Long jump Kinue Hitomi
 Japan
5.90 m Muriel Gunn
 United Kingdom
5.76 m Selma Grieme
 Germany
5.71 m
Shot put Grete Heublein
 Germany
12.49 m Gustel Hermann
 Germany
12.12 m Liesl Perkaus
 Austria
11.48 m
Discus throw Halina Konopacka
 Poland
36.80 m Tilly Fleischer
 Germany
35.82 m Vittorina Vivenza
 Italy
35.23 m
Javelin Liesel Schumann
 Germany
42.32 m Augustine Hargus
 Germany
40.99 m Kinue Hitomi
 Japan
37.01 m
Triathlon Ellen Braumüller
 Germany
198 pts Kinue Hitomi
 Japan
194 pts Ruth Svedberg
 Sweden
175 pts

A special commemorative medal was issued for the participants.[8]

Points table[edit]

Place Nation Points
1  Germany 57
2  Poland 26
3  United Kingdom 19
4  Japan 13
5  Sweden 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Praha 1930 - III Ženské světové hry Czech Association for Olympic and Sport Philately, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  2. ^ a b c Rétrospective de l'athlétisme féminin, page 9 Sylvain Charlet, Amicale des Entraineurs d'Ile de France d'Athlétisme AEIFA, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  3. ^ a b c d Kidd, Bruce (1994). "The Women's Olympic Games: Important Breakthrough Obscured By Time". CAAWS Action Bulletin (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity). Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Leigh, Mary H.; Thérèse M. Bonin (1977). "The Pioneering Role Of Madame Alice Milliat and the FSFI in Establishing International Trade and Field Competition for Women". Journal of Sport History (North American Society for Sport History) 4 (1): 72–83. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Chronique de l'athlétisme féminin NordNet.fr, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  6. ^ a b UBC Women's Basketball team University of British Columbia, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  7. ^ FSFI Women's World Games GBR Athletics, Retrieved 10 December 2013
  8. ^ Participation badge Agon antiquariat, Retrieved 10 December 2013

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