1959 Summer Universiade

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I Summer Universiade
Nations participating 45
Athletes participating 985
Events 7 sports
Opening ceremony August 26
Closing ceremony September 7
Officially opened by Giovanni Gronchi
Main venue Stadio Comunale di Torino

The 1959 Summer Universiade, also known as the I Summer Universiade, took place in Turin, Italy.[1]

Sports[edit]

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Medal table[edit]

Italy leads this first edition in the total medals count.[2]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 18 10 10 38
2  Soviet Union 11 8 5 24
3  West Germany 6 9 10 25
4  Hungary 6 5 2 13
5  France 4 2 8 14
6  United Kingdom 3 6 1 10
7  Yugoslavia 3 3 2 8
8  Czechoslovakia 2 5 5 12
9  Japan 2 2 3 7
10  Romania 2 1 2 5
11  Poland 1 5 7 13
12  Bulgaria 1 1 1 3
12  Greece 1 1 1 3
14  East Germany 0 1 0 1
14   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
16  Belgium 0 0 1 1
16  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
16  Spain 0 0 1 1
16  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 60 60 61 181

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Universiade". fisu.net. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Medaglie vinte dalle rappresentative italiane alle Universiadi Estive" (in italian). cusi.it. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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