World Wushu Championships
GenreGlobal sports event
FrequencyBiennial
Inaugurated1991
Most recent2019
Organised byIWUF
Websitehttp://www.iwuf.org/competitions/iwuf-official-events/world-wushu-championships/
World Wushu Championships
Simplified Chinese世界武术锦标赛
Hanyu PinyinShìjiè wǔshù jǐnbiāosài

The World Wushu Championships (WWC) is an international sports championship hosted by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) for the sports of wushu taolu and sanda (sanshou).[1] It has been held biennially since 1991 and is the pinnacle event of the IWUF. The World Wushu Championships also coincides with the IWUF Congress as well as with various committee meetings.[1] This competition additionally serves as the qualification event for the Taolu World Cup and the Sanda World Cup.

Championships

Year Edition Location Events First of the medal table Second of the medal table Third of the medal table
1991 1 China Beijing, China 23  China  Japan  Soviet Union
1993 2 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 24  China  Russia  Hong Kong
1995 3 United States Baltimore, United States 24  China  Hong Kong  Russia
1997 4 Italy Rome, Italy 25  China  Hong Kong  Russia
1999 5 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 31  China  Hong Kong  Vietnam
2001 6 Armenia Yerevan, Armenia 41  China  Vietnam  South Korea
2003 7 Macau Macau, China 39  China  Vietnam  Russia
2005 8 Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam 40  China  Vietnam  Malaysia
2007 9 China Beijing, China 40  China  Macau  Vietnam
2009 10 Canada Toronto, Canada 40  China  Iran  Hong Kong
2011 11 Turkey Ankara, Turkey 40  China  Iran  Hong Kong
2013 12 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 46  China  Iran  Malaysia
2015 13 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia 50  China  Indonesia  Iran
2017 14 Russia Kazan, Russia 44  China  Iran  Hong Kong
2019 15 China Shanghai, China 44  China  Iran  Hong Kong
2023 16 United States Dallas, United States TBD Future event

History

Starting in 1985, the Chinese Wushu Association began to host the International Invitational Wushu Championships as a ways of standardizing the sport of wushu on a global scale. After the formation of the IWUF at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, the 1991 World Wushu Championships were quickly organized to be held in the same city. With the desire of reaching a wider global audience and to achieve recognition by the International Olympic Committee, the 3rd and 4th world championships were organized in the United States and Italy, the first major international wushu competitions outside of Asia.[2] At the 6th WWC in 2001, the competition administered doping tests for the first time.[3]

The 2021 WWC was rescheduled to 2023 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addition of events

The 1st WWC consisted of changquan, daoshu, jianshu, gunshu, qiangshu, nanquan, taijiquan, and men's sanda (originally called sanshou). Starting in 1993, the IWUF compulsory routines were to be used in taolu competition. In 1999, taijijian, nandao, and nangun were added. That same year, the second set of compulsory routines were approved, and thus in the 2001 WWC, the old and new compulsory routine events were held simultaneously. During the next rendition in 2003, duilian and women's sanda were added. Due to the major taolu rules revision in 2005 which introduced a new scoring system, compulsory routines were discontinued that year. The following rendition in 2007 introduced incidental music for taijiquan and taijijian events.

In 2013 after the ratification of the third set of compulsory routines, additional events for compulsory changquan, nanquan, and taijiquan were held at the WWC that year as well as in 2015. The 2015 WWC also introduced traditional events: men's xingyiquan and dadao, and women's baguazhang and shuangjian. These traditional events would reappear at the 2017 and 2019 renditions though men's dadao was replaced with suangdao. Also in 2019, the competition consisted of a creative group-set (jiti) event with certified and celebrity judges. The official judges graded performances out of a total of 10.000 according to regular IWUF judging procedures and celebrity judges gave a score out of 10.000 based on personal preference, and the medals for this event were not officially counted as part of the overall medal count.

All-time medal table

Last updated after the 2019 World Wushu Championships.[4]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)212122226
2 Iran (IRI)51222396
3 Hong Kong (HKG)486339150
4 Russia (RUS)393334106
5 Vietnam (VIE)365858152
6 South Korea (KOR)234149113
7 Macau (MAC)22363290
8 Malaysia (MAS)22334499
9 Philippines (PHI)17193369
10 Indonesia (INA)15131846
11 Japan (JPN)14384092
12 Chinese Taipei (TPE)8202250
13 Egypt (EGY)8183056
14 Myanmar (MYA)59721
15 Singapore (SGP)4111631
16 Netherlands (NED)43714
17 India (IND)391628
18 Italy (ITA)381829
19 Brazil (BRA)371525
20 Turkmenistan (TKM)3104
21 United States (USA)2162846
22 Ukraine (UKR)2111528
23 Turkey (TUR)292637
24 Romania (ROU)291324
25 France (FRA)242430
26 Kazakhstan (KAZ)21710
27 Soviet Union (URS)2002
28 Spain (ESP)17614
29 Azerbaijan (AZE)17412
30 Canada (CAN)131519
31 Lebanon (LBN)121013
32 Great Britain (GBR)12912
33 Armenia (ARM)12710
34 Tajikistan (TJK)1113
35 Australia (AUS)1023
36 Israel (ISR)1012
37 Belarus (BLR)05611
38 Sweden (SWE)041014
39 Tunisia (TUN)0257
40 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0224
41 Venezuela (VEN)0213
42 Poland (POL)0145
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0145
44 Mongolia (MGL)0123
45 Bermuda (BER)0112
 Czech Republic (CZE)0112
 Mexico (MEX)0112
 Morocco (MAR)0112
49 Argentina (ARG)0101
50 Algeria (ALG)001111
51 Germany (GER)0044
 Greece (GRE)0044
  Switzerland (SUI)0044
54 Jordan (JOR)0033
 Yemen (YEM)0033
56 Belgium (BEL)0022
 Portugal (POR)0022
 South Africa (RSA)0022
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0022
 Thailand (THA)0022
61 Afghanistan (AFG)0011
 Georgia (GEO)0011
 New Zealand (NZL)0011
 North Korea (PRK)0011
 Peru (PER)0011
Totals (65 nations)5635517531867

The sum total of gold, silver and bronze medals are not equal for the following reasons:

Statistics

Multiple gold medalists

Taolu

Rank Athlete Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Nguyễn Thúy Hiền  Vietnam 1993 2003 7 6 2 15
2 Park Chan-dea  South Korea 1993 2001 6 7 2 15
3 Ng Siu Ching  Hong Kong /  Hong Kong 1991 2001 5 6 3 14
4 Geng Xiaoling  Hong Kong 2005 2015 5 6 1 12
5 Liu Xuxu  Hong Kong 2017 2019 5 3 1 9
6 Lindswell Kwok  Indonesia 2009 2017 5 2 2 9
7 Jia Rui  Macau 2005 2013 4 6 1 11
8 Đàm Thanh Xuân  Vietnam 1999 2005 4 3 - 7
9 Li Fai  Hong Kong /  Hong Kong 1991 2001 4 2 3 9
10 He Jianxin  Hong Kong 2017 2019 4 - 2 6

Sanda

Rank Athlete Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Mohsen Mohammadseifi  Iran 2009 2019 5 1 - 6
Muslim Salikhov  Russia 2005 2015 5 1 - 6
Bozigit Ataev  Russia 1999 2013 5 1 - 6
4 Shahrbanoo Mansourian  Iran 2011 2019 5 - - 5
5 Hamid Reza Gholipour  Iran 2007 2019 4 2 - 6
6 Mohammad Reza Jafari  Iran 1997 2005 4 - 1 5
7 Hossein Ojaghi  Iran 1997 2009 3 2 1 6
8 Elaheh Mansourian  Iran 2009 2017 3 1 1 5
9 Ramazan Ramazanov  Soviet Union /  Russia 1991 1995 3 - - 3
Kazbek Zhaparov  Soviet Union /  Russia 1991 1995 3 - - 3

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "World Wushu Championships". International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  2. ^ "USAWKF - Home". United States of America Wushu Kungfu Federation. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  3. ^ "World Wushu Championships Keeps Clean Record in First Doping Test". People's Daily. 2001-12-11. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  4. ^ "Results". International Wushu Federation. Retrieved 2021-10-29.