World Games 2013 Concluded at Cali, Colombia on 4 August 2013; India Won One Gold

The World Games 2013 took place in Cali, Colombia from 25 July 2013 to 4 August 2013. India Won one Gold medal and one Silver medal.

Created On: Aug 7, 2013 15:44 ISTModified On: Aug 7, 2013 15:47 IST

The World Games 2013 took place in Cali, Colombia from 25 July 2013 to 4 August 2013. Initially these games were to be hosted by German cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. It was announced during the World Games of 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan that Cali won the rights for hosting the World Games 2013. In the World Games 2013, there are 31 official sports as well as 5 invitational sports. These games are held after every 4 years. The next World Games 2017 will be hosted by Wrocław, Poland.

The sports are held under the categories of Artistic and Dance Sports, Martial Arts, Trend Sports, Ball Sports, Precision Sports, Strength Sports and Invitational Sports. The World Games were held for the first time in 1981. This is the international multi-sport event, which includes those sports or events which are not contested in the Olympics. International World Games Association (IWGA) organises and governs the World Games under sponsorship of International Olympic Committee (IOC). 98 countries of the world participated in the World Games 2013.

India’s Performance at the World Games 2013

One Gold Medal: Aditya Mehta, the Professional Snooker Player of India won the maiden Gold Medal in 2013 World Games in Snooker discipline. He defeated Liang Wenbo of China in the set of three frames 3-0. Before the final match, he also defeated Dechawat Poomajaeng from Thailand (Ranked 64) in Semi Finals 3-1 and Joe Perry from England (Ranked 19) in Quarter Final match 3-2.

One Silver Medal: India also won one silver medal in the invitational sports category. Invitational sports included Softball, Canoe marathon, Duathlon, Road speed skating and Wushu.
Overall Medal Tally

In order to know the complete medal tally, kindly look here.

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