1983 Summer Universiade

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XII Summer Universiade
Nations participating 73
Athletes participating 2,400
Events 10
Opening ceremony July 1
Closing ceremony July 12
Officially opened by Charles, Prince of Wales
Torch Lighter Jeanna Suzanne-Genrisson
Main venue Commonwealth Stadium

The 1983 Summer Universiade, also known as the XII Summer Universiade, took place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between July 1 and 12, 1983. More than 2400 athletes from 73 countries participated.

The event was marred by tragedy when Soviet diver Sergei Chalibashvili died eight days after hitting his head on the platform while attempting a reverse 3½ in competition.

In October 2005, Edmonton was also selected as a potential bid candidate to host the XXVI Summer Universiade in 2011 by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) [1].

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Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 58 30 25 113
2  United States 12 20 22 54
3  Canada 9 10 19 38
4  Italy 8 11 6 25
5  Romania 6 11 10 27
6  China 5 5 3 13
7  Nigeria 5 0 0 5
8  United Kingdom 3 3 3 9
9  France 2 4 5 11
10  Japan 2 3 4 9
11  Cuba 2 1 4 7
12  Australia 2 1 2 5
13  West Germany 1 6 3 10
14  Poland 1 2 1 4
15  Belgium 1 1 0 2
16  Brazil 1 0 2 3
17  Netherlands 0 3 0 3
18  Yugoslavia 0 2 1 3
19  Tunisia 0 1 2 3
20  Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
20  Senegal 0 1 0 1
20  Tanzania 0 1 0 1
23  Austria 0 0 1 1
23  Bermuda 0 0 1 1
23  Hungary 0 0 1 1
23  Jamaica 0 0 1 1
23  South Korea 0 0 1 1
23  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Total 118 118 118 354

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