2001 Summer Universiade

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XXI Summer Universiade
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Slogan : ---
Nations participating 165
Athletes participating 6,757
Events 12 sports
Opening ceremony 22 August
Closing ceremony 1 September
Officially opened by Jiang Zemin
Athlete's Oath Kou Qing (athletics)
Torch Lighter Tian Liang
Main venue Workers Stadium

The 2001 Summer Universiade, also known as the XXI Summer Universiade, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, People's Republic of China, between the 22 August and 1 September. A total of 6757 athletes from 165 nations took part in 12 sports. The hosts, China, topped the medal table for the first time, with a total of 103 medals and 54 gold medals (more than twice the number of runners-up the United States).

Sports[edit]

Events in a total of twelve sports were contested at the Universiade.

  • Note: Numbers in brackets denote the number of different events held in each sport.

Obligatory sports[edit]

Rhythmic gymnastics became an obligatory sport at this edition.

Optional[edit]

Medal table[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 54 25 24 103
2  United States 21 13 13 47
3  Japan 14 14 25 53
4  Ukraine 14 14 7 34
5  Russia 12 18 20 52
6  Italy 8 8 6 22
7  Cuba 6 4 2 12
8  France 5 2 15 22
9  United Kingdom 4 2 4 9
10  South Korea 3 10 14 27
11  Poland 3 4 1 8
12  Romania 3 4 0 7
13  Australia 3 1 2 6
14  Brazil 2 3 2 7
15  Spain 2 3 1 6
16  North Korea 2 1 8 11
17  Czech Republic 1 4 8 13
18  Germany 1 4 2 7
19  Mexico 1 3 0 4
20  Netherlands 1 2 3 6
21  Uzbekistan 1 2 2 5
22=  Israel 1 1 0 2
22=  Latvia 1 1 0 2
24  Estonia 1 0 2 3
25=  Slovenia 1 0 1 2
25=  South Africa 1 0 1 2
25=  FR Yugoslavia 1 0 1 2
28=  Kenya 1 0 0 1
28=  Morocco 1 0 0 1
28=  Turkey 1 0 0 1
31  Belarus 0 6 11 17
32  Chinese Taipei 0 3 5 8
33  Kazakhstan 0 3 0 3
34  Belgium 0 2 0 2
34=  Canada 0 2 0 2
34=  Portugal 0 2 0 2
37   Switzerland 0 1 6 7
38=  Austria 0 1 0 1
38=  Azerbaijan 0 1 0 1
38=  Georgia 0 1 0 1
38=  Ireland 0 1 0 1
38=  Namibia 0 1 0 1
43  Hungary 0 0 6 6
44  Botswana 0 0 2 2
45=  Croatia 0 0 1 1
45=  Cyprus 0 0 1 1
45=  Egypt 0 0 1 1
45=  Slovakia 0 0 1 1
45=  Sweden 0 0 1 1
45=  Thailand 0 0 1 1
Total 170 167 200 537

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