The World Games, which is owned by the International World games Association (IWGA), was established in 1979 by a number of International Federations of non-Olympic sports.

The sport of bowling has been included as a program sport in the World Games since the first issue of the games were held in 1981.

Originally bowling was permitted to send 48 athletes to the games, equally divided by 24 male and 24 female athletes, picked by 24 federations (8 from three Zone), each sending one man and one woman.

As of 2017 bowling is permitted to send 64 athletes, equally divided by 32 male and 32 female athletes, picked by 16 federations (5 from three Zone plus the host), each sending two men and 16 federations (again 5 from three Zone plus the host), each sending two women.

Before 2017 the athletes have competed in Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles. As of 2017 the athletes are competing in Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Men’s Doubles.

The 2017 issue of the World Games is held in the Polish City Wroclaw in the period of 20-30 July, with the bowling competitions scheduled for 20-24 July.

The medals in the bowling competition of the games were awarded as follows:

Women’s Singles
Gold:    Germany, represented by Laura Beuthner

Silver:  USA, represented by Kelly Kulich
Bronze:  Colombia, represented by Clara Guerrero

Men’s Singles
Gold:    Korea, represented by Young-Seon Cho

Silver:  Venezuela, represented by Ildemaro Ruiz
Bronze:  Germany, represented by Tobias Börding

Women’s Doubles
Gold:    Colombia, represented by Clara Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo

Silver:  USA, represented by Kelly Kulich and Danielle McEwan
Bronze:  Mexico, represented by Sandra Gongora and Tannya Lopez

Men’s Doubles
Gold:    Canada, represented by Dan Macelland and Francois Lavoie

Silver:  Venezuela, represented by Ildemaro Ruiz and Massimiliano Fridegotto
Bronze:  Hong Kong, represented by Michael Mak and Siu Hong Wu

Click here to see the list of medalists in the World Games 2017

Click here to see a completed list of results for the World Games 2017