World Wushu Championships

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World Wushu Championships
Chinese 世界武术锦标赛

The World Wushu Championships (WWC) are held every two years and are organised by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). This official international Wushu competition sees many countries from around the world participating. Wushu originated in China and P.R.China has always won the most medals in these competitions.

Locations of the World Wushu championships[edit]

No. Year Host City, Country[1] Venue
1 1991 China Beijing, China
2 1993 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 1995 United States Baltimore, U.S.
4 1997 Italy Rome, Italy
5 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
6 2001 Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
7 2003 Macau Macau, China
8 2005 Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam
9 2007 China Beijing, China
10 2009 Canada Toronto, Canada
11 2011 Turkey Ankara, Turkey Ankara Arena
12 2013 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium[2]

2001 was the first time doping tests were conducted at the competitions and the tests registered a clean record as all of the 12 samples returned with no positive results.[3]

More than 1000 martial artists from 89 countries took part in the 9th WWC in Beijing in 2007, just one year before the summer Olympic Games took place in People's Republic of China. Incidental music was adopted for the first time for the Taijiquan and Taijijian events.

Total medal count[edit]

Below is the total medal count from 1997 to 2013.

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 131 7 1 139
2  Vietnam 29 39 37 107
3  Iran 29 16 19 64
4  Hong Kong 25 45 25 95
5  Russia 24 22 25 71
6  Macau 15 22 17 54
7  South Korea 15 20 30 65
8  Malaysia 12 14 28 54
9  Philippines 10 11 20 41
10  Japan 8 18 24 50
11  Egypt 6 13 16 35
12  Chinese Taipei 5 15 15 35
13  Burma 5 8 6 19
14  Netherlands 4 3 5 12
15  Italy 3 7 15 25
16  Indonesia 3 5 9 17
17  United States 2 9 13 24
18  Ukraine 2 6 5 13
19  Turkey 2 5 21 29
20  Singapore 2 3 7 12
21  Kazakhstan 2 0 4 6
22  Azerbaijan 1 5 1 7
23  Brazil 1 4 9 14
24  France 1 3 15 19
25  Canada 1 2 10 14
26  United Kingdom 1 2 4 7
27  Armenia 1 2 3 6
28  Romania 0 7 10 17
29  India 0 5 10 15
30  Belarus 0 2 4 6
31  Tunisia 0 2 3 5
32  Venezuela 0 2 1 3
33  Lebanon 0 1 5 6
33  Spain 0 1 5 8
34  Poland 0 1 3 4
35  Bermuda 0 1 1 2
35  Mexico 0 1 1 2
35  Uzbekistan 0 1 1 2
36  Argentina 0 1 0 1
36  Tajikistan 0 1 0 1
37  Sweden 0 0 8 8
38  Algeria 0 0 6 6
39   Switzerland 0 0 3 3
39  Yemen 0 0 3 3
40  Greece 0 0 2 2
40  Mongolia 0 0 2 2
40  Portugal 0 0 2 2
41  Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
41  Australia 0 0 1 1
41  Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
41  Germany 0 0 1 1
41  Israel 0 0 1 1
41  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
41  North Korea 0 0 1 1
41  Peru 0 0 1 1
41  South Africa 1 4 4 9
41  Sri Lanka 0 0 1 1
Total 341 334 464 1139

Locations of the World Traditional Wushu championships[edit]

No. Year Host City, Country[1]
1 2004 China Zhengzhou, China
2 2006 China Dengfeng, China
3 2008 China Shiyan, China
4 2010 China Shiyan, China
5 2012 China Huangshan, China
6 2014 China Chizhou, China

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