1959 Summer Universiade

The 1959 Summer Universiade, also known as the I Summer Universiade, took place in Turin, Italy.[1]

I Summer Universiade
Host cityTurin, Italy
Nations participating45
Athletes participating985
Events7 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 26
Closing ceremonySeptember 7
Officially opened byGiovanni Gronchi
Main venueStadio Comunale


Medal table

Italy leads this first edition in the total medals count.[2]

  *   Host nation (Italy)

1 Italy*18101038
2 Soviet Union (URS)118524
3 West Germany (FRG)691025
4 Hungary (HUN)65213
5 France (FRA)42814
6 Great Britain (GBR)36110
7 Yugoslavia (YUG)3328
8 Czechoslovakia (TCH)25512
9 Japan (JPN)2237
10 Romania (ROU)2125
11 Poland (POL)15713
12 Bulgaria (BUL)1113
 Greece (GRE)1113
14 East Germany (GDR)0101
  Switzerland (SUI)0101
16 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Netherlands (NED)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (19 nations)606061181


  1. "First Universiade". fisu.net. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. "Medaglie vinte dalle rappresentative italiane alle Universiadi Estive" (PDF) (in Italian). cusi.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
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