9th National Games of the People's Republic of China

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9th National Games of the People's Republic of China
Stade Olympique Guangdong.JPG
The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was the main venue for the games and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies
Host city Guangzhou, Guangdong
Country China
Teams participating 45
Athletes participating 8608
Events 345
Opening ceremony 11 November 2001
Closing ceremony 25 November 2001
Officially opened by Jiang Zemin (President)
Main venue Guangdong Olympic Stadium
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The 9th National Games of the People's Republic of China was a multi-sport event that was held in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China from 11–25 November 2001.

The main stadium for the games was the Guangdong Olympic Stadium. A total of 345 events were contested in 30 sports – 27 were summer sports and the remaining three were skating winter sports. The games featured 8608 athletes from 45 delegations, including the various Chinese provinces and regions as well as occupational divisions (e.g. People's Liberation Army, China Railway Corporation).[1] The President of China Jiang Zemin officially opened the games at the opening ceremony.[2]

The ninth national games were hosted soon after Beijing had been successful in its host bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics. As a result, many prominent international guests were invited to the games in Guangzhou, including IOC president Jacques Rogge. The international dimension of the games was increased in comparison to previous years as many of the delegations had appointed foreign-born coaches and foreign referees were invited to the event to improve impartiality judge-based sports. High performances levels were achieved in a number of sports: seven women's weightlifting world records were broken, six Asian records were beaten in swimming, cycling and athletics, and a total of 37 Chinese national records were set during the 15-day competition.[3]

Participating delegations[edit]

Sports[edit]

There were a total of 30 sports at the 9th National Games.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Guangdong 69.5 48 51.5
2 Liaoning 41 31.5 28.5
2 People's Liberation Army 33 26 28
3 Shanghai 29.5 29.5 24.5
4 Jiangsu 24.5 21.5 25
5 Beijing 23 27 22.5
6 Shandong 22 22 22
7 Hunan 19.5 14.5 17
8 Zhejiang 12.5 12.5 17.5
9 Hubei 12.5 6.5 11
10 Jilin 12 17 10
11 Hebei 12 10.5 10.5
12 Sichuan 9 16 21.5
13 Fujian 9 9 12.5
14 Heilongjiang 8.5 10 12
15 Shanxi 8.5 7 2
16 Shaanxi 8.5 4.5 4
17 Tianjin 8 8 9
18 Henan 7.5 18.5 10
19 Guangxi 7 7.5 7.5
20 Yunnan 7 7.5 5.5
21 Inner Mongolia 6.5 2.5 5.5
22 Anhui 3.5 8.5 11
23 Gansu 3.5 4.5 6.5
24 Jiangxi 3 9.5 5.5
25 Xinjiang 2 5 2
27 Hong Kong 2 2 1
28 Vanguard 2 0
29 Guizhou 1.5 2.5 4.5
30 Chongqing 1.5 2.5 3
31 Hainan 1 2.5 2
32 China Railways 1 1.5 1.5
33 Qinghai 0 1 2
34 Tibet 0 1 0.5
35 Ningxia 0 0.5 3
36 Construction 0 0 2
37 Financial 0 0 1
Total 411.5 398 405

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Games. China Culture. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  2. ^ Chinese President Declares Open of 9th National Games. People Daily (2001-11-11). Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  3. ^ 9th National Games: Guangzhou 2001. Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
Medal table
Results

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