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 Palasport dell'Eur
5 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Coliseum
6 2001 Armenia Yerevan, Armenia Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex
7 2003 Macau Macau, China Indoor Stadium of the Macau Polytechnic Institute
8 2005 Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam Quan Ngua Sports Palace
9 2007 China Beijing, China Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
10 2009 Canada Toronto, Canada Ricoh Coliseum
11 2011 Turkey Ankara, Turkey Ankara Arena
12 2013 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium[2]
13 2015 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia Istora Senayan

History[edit]

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 2015.

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 159 15 1 175
2  Vietnam 29 47 43 121
3  Iran 35 19 20 74
4  Hong Kong 30 49 27 106
5  Russia 28 26 28 82
6  Macau 17 24 18 59
7  South Korea 17 23 34 74
8  Malaysia 15 18 32 65
9  Philippines 12 13 21 46
16  Indonesia 10 8 15 33
10  Japan 8 22 26 56
11  Egypt 8 13 22 43
12  Chinese Taipei 5 16 16 37
13  Myanmar 5 9 6 20
14  Netherlands 4 3 5 12
15  Italy 3 7 16 26
17  United States 2 11 18 31
18  Ukraine 2 7 8 17
19  Turkey 2 7 23 33
20  Singapore 3 4 9 16
21  Kazakhstan 2 0 5 7
22  Azerbaijan 1 5 1 7
23  Brazil 2 4 12 18
24  France 1 4 17 22
25  Canada 1 2 12 16
26  United Kingdom 1 2 5 8
27  Armenia 1 2 5 8
28  Romania 0 7 12 19
29  India 0 8 11 19
30  Belarus 0 3 4 7
31  Tunisia 0 2 3 5
32  Venezuela 0 2 1 3
33  Lebanon 0 1 6 7
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 1 10 11
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 1 0 2 3
41  Czech Republic 0 1 1 2
41  Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 2
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
41  Jordan 0 0 1 1
Total 391 384 531 1306

Locations of the World Traditional Wushu championships[edit]

No. Year Host City, Country[4]
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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