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World Games 1985

World Games II
Host city London
Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 1,550
Events 114
Opening ceremony 25 July 1985 (1985-07-25)
Closing ceremony 4 August 1985 (1985-08-04)
Officially opened by Un Yong Kim (Korea), President of World Games Association
Main venue Wembley Conference Centre

The second World Games were held in 1985 in London, the capital city of England. Three venues were used, the main one being the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Sports included taekwondo, karate, sambo, powerlifting, finswimming, roller sports, casting, korfball, water skiing and netball.[1] The netball results reversed the results of its recent world cup, with New Zealand winning gold to Australia's silver. Similarly, 3rd and 4th places were reversed, with Jamaica winning bronze against England. The ground team at Crystal Palace was headed by football legend Roy Dwight with assistance from Tosh Chamberlain.

Contents

  • Titles 1
  • Medal Table 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Titles

114 titles were awarded in 24 sports (4 invitational sports not including).[2]

    

As Invitational sport

Sport Titles Notes
Artistic roller skating 4
Roller speed skating 10
Roller hockey 1
Bodybuilding 6
Boules 1
Bowling 5
Casting 12
Field archery 4
Fistball 1
Finswimming 18
Karate 12
Korfball 1
Life saving 8
Netball 1
Raquetball 2
Sambo 17
Taekwondo 8
Trampoline 6
Tug of war 2
Water skiing 6
Powerlifting
Motocross
Softball
Speedway
Total 125

Medal Table

The medal tally during the second World Games is as follows. Italy was the over-all champion of this edition.[3]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 27 29 22 78
2  United States 18 16 18 52
3  Spain 15 11 5 31
4  Germany 13 12 16 41
5  Sweden 12 8 5 25
6  United Kingdom 11 11 21 43
7  France 7 11 13 31
8  South Korea 7 0 1 8
9  Netherlands 5 1 3 9
10  Japan 5 1 2 8
11  Hungary 4 4 5 13
12  Norway 2 6 8 16
13  Ireland 2 0 0 2
14  Canada 1 5 5 11
15  Belgium 1 4 4 9
16   Switzerland 1 2 4 7
17  Austria 1 1 0 2
 New Zealand 1 1 0 2
19  Singapore 1 0 0 1
20  Australia 0 4 5 9
21  Chinese Taipei 0 3 1 4
22  Egypt 0 2 2 4
23  Philippines 0 2 1 3
24  Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Bahrain (BRN) 0 0 1 1
 Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
 Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Jamaica 0 0 1 1
 Mexico 0 0 1 1
 Monaco 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Totals 134 134 152 420

References

  1. ^ Media Release 1985 World Games
  2. ^ "The World Games London 1985" (PDF). westnally.com. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Results of the World Games". International World Games Association. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 

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