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World University Games 2015 - Day 11 roundup

Results from day 11 at the World University Games in Gwangju

New Zealand Julia Ratcliffe World University Games
New Zealand’s Julia Ratcliffe in action at the World University Games

Korea continued their good form in the Gwangju Universiade as their tally of golds swell to 43 at the end of 11 days of games on Sunday. With this, Korea consolidated their lead in the overall medal table at World University Games Gwangju. With 43 golds 28 silver and 26 bronze, they finished at the top of the table at the end of the day.

On Sunday, Korea added 8 golds to their medal haul taking the final tally of golds to 43. In badminton they clinched 5 golds followed by one each in tennis, taekwondo and rhythmic gymnastics.

There was no change in the table rankings for Russia and China, as both were placed at 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Both the nations added 3 golds to their medal haul swelling it to 32. By virtue of their silver medal count (44 to China’s 15) Russia got the second place in the medal table.  Both Russia and China are 11 golds behind Korea, with just two days of action remaining.

The total medal count for top five Nations stands as follows.

  1. Korea – 43 gold; 28 silver; 26 bronze
  2. Russia – 32 gold; 37 silver; 44 bronze
  3. China – 32 gold; 19 silver; 15 bronze
  4. Japan – 24 gold; 23 silver; 34 bronze
  5. USA – 18 gold; 15 silver; 18 bronze
  1. India – 1 gold; 1 silver; 3 bronze

There was no increase seen in the Indian medal count as they found themselves at 32nd spot in the table with the total of 5 medals – 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze) at the end of days play. So far, 64 countries have won at least one medal. Finland and Argentina opened their accounts by winning one bronze each. Kyrgyzstan, with one bronze medal, are rooted at the bottom of the table.

The 2015 Summer Universiade, which marks the 28th edition of the sports event, opened in the city of Gwangju on July 3, and will run until July 14. The World University Games are organised by International University Sports Federation (FISU) which is open to athletes between the ages of 17 to 28. Around 13000 athletes from 144 countries are competing for 272 gold medals in 21 sports at 38 venues.

These games are being telecast live by DD Sports for the first time in India. The 12-day sports extravaganza event will end on 14th of July. You can also catch all the updates of the games on DD Sports social networking sites and Sportskeeda.

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