2007 Military World Games

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2007 Military World Games
2007 Military World Games (logo).png
Host cityHyderabad
Country India
Nations participating101
Athletes participating5000+
Events14
Opening ceremonyOctober 14, 2007 (2007-10-14)
Closing ceremonyOctober 21, 2007 (2007-10-21)
Officially opened byPratibha Patil
Main venueBalayogi Athletic Stadium
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The 2007 Military World Games were held at the twin-cities Hyderabad - Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India from October 14–21, 2007. Some parts of games were also held in Mumbai.[1]

According to press release by the organizers nearly 5000 athletes from 101 countries participated. The motto of the games was Friendship Through Sport. Russia emerged on top of the medal tally with 42 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze medals. The People's Republic of China, second with 38 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze while Germany came a distant third with 7 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze.

Games[edit]

'Bravo' the mascot for 4th Military World Games to be held at Hyderabad and Mumbai on 4-11 October 2007

The Military Games torch began its journey from Leh to Kanya Kumari on August 4, 2007 and reached New Delhi on August 5, 2007. The blasts in August 2007 at two locations in the venue city of the games created doubt as to whether the games would be held, but the organizers confirmed the event would be on schedule and as planned. It was later known that the terror cell that carried the blasts in the city also planned to attack the military games.

The opening ceremony of the games was held at the GMC Balayogi Stadium, Hyderabad. President of India Pratibha Patil declared the games open.[2] Games ended on 21 October. The Defence Minister of India, Shri A. K. Antony declared the games closed at the G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium

Sports[edit]

A total of fourteen sports were contested at the Games.[3]

Medal table[edit]

U.S. Army Sgt. John Nunn speed walks during the Military World Games competition in Hyderabad, India

  *   Host nation (India)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)422929100
2 China (CHN)38221373
3 Germany (GER)7101330
4 Italy (ITA)781429
5 Ukraine (UKR)561526
6 Kenya (KEN)55212
7 Uzbekistan (UZB)52714
8 Poland (POL)45716
9 Slovenia (SLO)4419
10 Saudi Arabia (KSA)4015
11 North Korea (PRK)381021
12 Greece (GRE)35311
13 Turkey (TUR)3249
14 Belarus (BLR)2101123
15 United States (USA)26210
16 South Korea (KOR)24713
17 Norway (NOR)2305
18 Romania (ROU)2259
19 Austria (AUT)21912
20 India (IND)*21710
21 Slovakia (SVK)2114
22 Netherlands (NED)2024
23 Belgium (BEL)2002
24 Qatar (QAT)1225
25 Sudan (SUD)1113
26 Morocco (MAR)1102
27 Sri Lanka (SRI)1012
28 Ecuador (ECU)1001
 Egypt (EGY)1001
 Estonia (EST)1001
31 Azerbaijan (AZE)0314
32 Iran (IRI)0224
33 Brazil (BRA)0213
 Finland (FIN)0213
 Latvia (LAT)0213
36 France (FRA)0156
37 Brunei (BRN)0134
38 Czech Republic (CZE)0123
39  Switzerland (SUI)0112
 Tunisia (TUN)0112
41 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Cameroon (CMR)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
44 Lithuania (LTU)0066
45 Algeria (ALG)0044
46 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0022
47 Afghanistan (AFG)0011
 Denmark (DEN)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (49 nations)157157200514
Source: Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Military Games in 2007". The Hindu. Apr 9, 2006.
  2. ^ President inaugurates 4th Military World Games in Hyderabad
  3. ^ About Events. 2007 MWG (archived). Retrieved on 2010-07-19.
  4. ^ Final medal tally at the 4th Military World Games

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