2001 Summer Universiade

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XXI Summer Universiade
Host cityBeijing, China
Nations participating165[1]
Athletes participating6,657[1]
Events12 sports
Opening ceremony22 August
Closing ceremony1 September
Officially opened byJiang Zemin
Athlete's OathKou Qing (athletics)
Judge's OathHuang Youang (basketball)
Torch lighterTian Liang
Main venueWorkers Stadium

The 2001 Summer Universiade, also known as the XXI Summer Universiade, was an international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, between the 22 August and 1 September. A total of 6,757 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).


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.


Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (China)

1 China (CHN)*542524103
2 United States (USA)21131347
3 Japan (JPN)14142553
4 Ukraine (UKR)1414735
5 Russia (RUS)12182050
6 Italy (ITA)88622
7 Cuba (CUB)64212
8 France (FRA)521522
9 Great Britain (GBR)42410
10 South Korea (KOR)3101427
11 Poland (POL)3418
12 Romania (ROM)3407
13 Australia (AUS)3126
14 Brazil (BRA)2327
15 Spain (ESP)2316
16 North Korea (PRK)21811
17 Czech Republic (CZE)14813
18 Germany (GER)1427
19 Mexico (MEX)1304
20 Netherlands (NED)1236
21 Uzbekistan (UZB)1225
22 Israel (ISR)1102
 Latvia (LAT)1102
24 Estonia (EST)1023
25 Slovenia (SLO)1012
 South Africa (RSA)1012
 Yugoslavia (FR Yugoslavia)1012
28 Kenya (KEN)1001
 Morocco (MAR)1001
 Turkey (TUR)1001
31 Belarus (BLR)061117
32 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0358
33 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0303
34 Belgium (BEL)0202
 Canada (CAN)0202
 Portugal (POR)0202
37  Switzerland (SUI)0167
38 Austria (AUT)0101
 Azerbaijan (AZE)0101
 Georgia (GEO)0101
 Ireland (IRL)0101
 Namibia (NAM)0101
43 Hungary (HUN)0066
44 Botswana (BOT)0022
45 Croatia (CRO)0011
 Cyprus (CYP)0011
 Egypt (EGY)0011
 Slovakia (SVK)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
 Thailand (THA)0011
Totals (50 nations)170167200537


  1. ^ a b Masterman, Guy (2010). Strategic Sports Event Management. Routledge. p. 45. ISBN 9781136435171.