The half-way mark of The World Games 2017
Already six days of thrilling competition have passed – with a total of 135 sets of medals handed out. At the mid-way mark, Russia leads the pack with 47 total medals, while the host nation has captures 12, a total that guarantees that this is their best-ever performance at The World Games. The first days of this 10th edition of the Games have already produced several TWG and world records.
Russia finds itself at the top of the medal table with 47 medals. Italy and Germany round out the top three spots with 33 and 28 medals respectively. Poland has so far collected 12 medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze). They are in 16th place overall.
Four more days of intense competition
Today marks the beginning of two days of intense rivalry in kickboxing at Orbita Hall. The Wrocław Congress Centre (in the Centennial Hall complex) will host billiard sports. In Jelcz-Laskowice, competitors will get started with indoor rowing. Wednesday also saw the beginning of the beach handball tournament. Polish goalkeeper and handball star Sławomir Szmal was on hand to cheer for his country. Tomorrow marks the kickoff for lacrosse and floorball. Friday will bring ju-jitsu, kayak polo, muay-thai and dance sports.
New TWG and world records add special effect
It brings great pleasure to say that at the halfway mark of the Games the competitions have produced several spectacular results. So far, six world records have fallen in Wrocław in lifesaving, three in underwater swimming, one in boules and one in indoor rowing. Numerous TWG records have been broken as well.
Tickets for TWG are running out
A total of almost 147 000 tickets have been sold for TWG 2017. Tickets remain on sale for: beach handball, floorball, ju-jitsu, kickboxing, lacrosse, orienteering and indoor rowing. Waterskiing and wakeboarding competitions are open to the public free of charge. Tickets can be bought online at: www.ebilet.pl