World Games 1985

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II World Games
Host city United Kingdom London
Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 1550
Events 114
Opening ceremony 25 July 1985 (1985-07-25)
Closing ceremony 4 August 1985 (1985-08-04)
Officially opened by Elizabeth II
Main venue Wembley Stadium

The second World Games were held in 1985 in London, the capital city of England. Three venues were used, the main one being the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Sports included Taekwondo, Karate, Sambo, Powerlifting, Flipper/Snorkel swimming, roller skate sports, casting, korfball, waterskiing and netball. The netball results reversed the results of the recent world cup, with New Zealand winning gold to Australia's silver. Similarly, 3rd and 4th places were reversed, Jamaica winning bronze against Britain. The ground team at Crystal Palace was headed by football legend Roy Dwight with assistance from Tosh Chamberlain.

Titles[edit]

114 titles were awarded in 24 sports (4 invitational sports not including).[1]

     As Invitational sport

Sport Titles Notes
Artistic roller skating 4
Roller speed skating 10
Roller hockey 1
Bodybuilding 6
Boules 1
Bowling 5
Casting 12
Field archery 4
Fistball 1
Finswimming 18
Karate 12
Korfball 1
Life saving 8
Netball 1
Raquetball 2
Sambo 17
Taekwondo 8
Trampoline 6
Tug of war 2
Water skiing 6
Powerlifting
Motocross
Softball
Speedway
Total 125

Medal Table[edit]

The following were the medal tally during the 2nd World Games, Italy is the over-all champion of this edition.[2]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 26 29 22 77
2  United States 18 14 14 46
3  West Germany 13 11 15 39
4  Sweden 12 8 5 25
5  United Kingdom 9 18 14 31
6  France 7 5 9 21
7  South Korea 7 0 1 8
8  Hungary 4 5 5 14
9  Japan 4 1 2 7
10  Netherlands 3 1 3 7
11  Norway 2 6 8 16
12  Ireland 2 0 0 2
13  Canada 1 5 5 11
14  Belgium 1 3 4 8
15  Spain 1 3 3 7
16   Switzerland 1 2 3 6
17  Australia 1 1 0 2
 New Zealand 1 1 0 2
19  Singapore 1 0 0 1
20  Austria 0 4 4 8
21  Chinese Taipei 0 3 1 4
22  Egypt 0 2 2 4
23  Philippines 0 2 1 3
24  Bahrain 0 0 1 1
 Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
 Jamaica 0 0 1 1
 Mexico 0 0 1 1
 Monaco 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Totale 114 114 131 359

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Games London 1985". westnally.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "World Games 1985 at London (gbr) - Medal Table". sports123.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 

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