2001 World Games

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World Games VI
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Host cityAkita, Japan
Nations participating92
Athletes participating3,200
Events140 in 27 sports
Opening ceremony16 August
Closing ceremony26 August
Officially opened byAtsuko Toyama
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Athlete's OathDoumu Narita and Mero Narita
Main venueAkita Yabase Athletics Stadium
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The 2001 World Games, the sixth World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Akita, Japan.

Titles[edit]

140 titles (invitational sports not included) were awarded in the following official sports.[1] There were five invitational sports in this edition.[1]

     Invitational sport

Sport Titles Notes
Air sports (Parachuting) 4
Billiards 4
Bodybuilding 7
Boules sports 4
Bowling (Ten Pin) 3
Casting 6
DanceSport 2
Field archery 6
Finswimming 10
Fistball 1
Flying disc 3
Acrobatic gymnastics 5
Aerobics gymnastics 4
Rhythmic gymnastics 4
Trampoline & Tumbling 6
Ju-Jitsu 9
Karate 12
Korfball 1
Lifesaving 16
Orienteering 3
Powerlifting 6
Artistic roller skating 4
Inline speed skating 10
Roller hockey 1
Rugby sevens 1
Tug of war 2
Waterski 6
Aikido -
Beach handball 2
Gateball 1
Sumo 8
Tug of war (women) 2
Total 140 + 13

Medal count[edit]

Official sports[edit]

The results from the 2001 World Games are from the archived website of the Akita, Japan, organizing committee.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14] The medal tally during the sixth World Games is as follows. Russia finished at the top of the final medal table.[15]

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)2415544
2 United States (USA)158831
3 France (FRA)125623
4 Germany (GER)10101535
5 Australia (AUS)1010323
6 Italy (ITA)911828
7 Japan (JPN)*961025
8 Spain (ESP)54110
9 Great Britain (GBR)[a]471122
10 Netherlands (NED)43310
11 South Africa (RSA)37414
12 Colombia (COL)35513
13 Belgium (BEL)34411
14 Chinese Taipei (TPE)33511
15 China (CHN)26513
16 Sweden (SWE)24915
17 Norway (NOR)2237
18 Bulgaria (BUL)2125
19 Denmark (DEN)2114
20 Austria (AUT)1427
21 New Zealand (NZL)1214
22 Greece (GRE)1203
23 Slovenia (SLO)1135
24 Lithuania (LTU)1113
 Portugal (POR)1113
 Slovakia (SVK)1113
27 Canada (CAN)1102
 Romania (ROU)1102
29 Finland (FIN)1045
30 Egypt (EGY)1012
 Poland (POL)1012
32 Fiji (FIJ)1001
 Guatemala (GUA)1001
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
 Ukraine (UKR)1001
36 Brazil (BRA)0314
37 Venezuela (VEN)0213
38 South Korea (KOR)0202
  Switzerland (SUI)0202
40 Belarus (BLR)0178
41 Czech Republic (CZE)0123
42 Hungary (HUN)0101
 Luxembourg (LUX)0101
 Philippines (PHI)0101
45 Argentina (ARG)0022
46 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0011
 Madagascar (MAD)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
 Yugoslavia (YUG)0011
Totals (49 nations)140140140420
  1. ^ England, Scotland and Northern Ireland competed separately in tug-of-war. England won the gold medal in the indoor 600kg tug of war, and Scotland won the silver medal.[16][17] England and Wales competed separately in singles and doubles bowling. The pair from England won the gold medal in mixed doubles bowling.[18][19][20]

Invitational sports[edit]

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)*54211
2 Germany (GER)2417
3 Russia (RUS)2035
4 Spain (ESP)1102
5 Netherlands (NED)1012
6 Belarus (BLR)1001
 Ukraine (UKR)1001
8 Estonia (EST)0202
9 Mongolia (MGL)0112
10 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
11 Brazil (BRA)0022
12 China (CHN)0011
 Czech Republic (CZE)0011
 United States (USA)0011
Totals (14 nations)13131339

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Results/". Archived from the original on 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Karate/Sparring/Open weight/Men August 18-19 / Tenno Town Gymnasium, Tenno Town, Japan". Archived from the original on 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Karate/Sparring/-60kg/Women/ August 18-19 / Tenno Town Gymnasium, Tenno Town, Japan". Archived from the original on 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  4. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Life Saving/Point Race/". Archived from the original on 2005-09-20. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  5. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Life Saving/Surf/Rescue Bord Rescue Race". Archived from the original on 2005-11-02. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  6. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Life Saving/Surf/Rescue Tube Rescue Race". Archived from the original on 2005-11-07. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  7. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Life Saving/Pool/4x50m Obstacle Relay". Archived from the original on 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  8. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Life Saving/Pool/4x25m Manikin Relay". Archived from the original on 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  9. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Life Saving/Pool/4x50m Rescue Tube Relay". Archived from the original on 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  10. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Sport Boules/Petanque/Women/Doubles/ August 17-19 / World Games Plaza, Akita City, Japan". Archived from the original on 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  11. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Water Ski/Tournament/Men/ August 23-25 / Ogata Water Ski Course, Ogata Village, Japan". Archived from the original on 2005-09-08. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  12. ^ "WORLD GAMES AKITA, JAPAN". 2001-08-26. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  13. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Roller Skating/Speed/Point+elimination 15,000m/Men/ August 24-26 / Akita Prefectural Skating Rink, Akita City, Japan". Archived from the original on 2005-09-14. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  14. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Roller Skating/Speed/Elimination 20,000m/Men/ August 24-26 / Akita Prefectural Skating Rink, Akita City, Japan". Archived from the original on 2005-09-09. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  15. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  16. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Tug of War/Men/Indoor/600kg/". Archived from the original on 2005-11-02. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  17. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Tug of War/Men/Outdoor/680kg/". Archived from the original on 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  18. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Bowling/Mixed Doubles". Archived from the original on 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  19. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Bowling/Singles/Men". Archived from the original on 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  20. ^ "The 6th World Games 2001.8.16-26 Bowling/Singles/Ladies". Archived from the original on 2005-09-10. Retrieved 2019-10-04.

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