1957 World Wrestling Championships

The 1957 World Freestyle Wrestling Championship were held in Istanbul, Turkey.

1957 World Championships
Host cityTurkey Istanbul, Turkey
Dates1–2 June
Champions
Freestyle Turkey

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Turkey4228
2  Soviet Union2316
3  Iran1102
4  Bulgaria1023
5  Finland0101
  West Germany0101
7  Japan0022
8  Italy0011
Totals (8 entries)88824

Team rankingEdit

Rank Men's freestyle
Team Points
1   Turkey 42
2   Soviet Union 35
3   Iran 20
4   Bulgaria 18
5   Japan 15
6   West Germany 9

Medal summaryEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Mehmet Kartal
  Turkey
Mirian Tsalkalamanidze
  Soviet Union
Luigi Chinazzo
  Italy
Bantamweight
57 kg
Hüseyin Akbaş
  Turkey
Tauno Jaskari
  Finland
Yasuyuki Shimamura
  Japan
Featherweight
62 kg
Mustafa Dağıstanlı
  Turkey
Hossein Mollaghasemi
  Iran
Norayr Musheghyan
  Soviet Union
Lightweight
67 kg
Alimbeg Bestayev
  Soviet Union
Hayrullah Şahin
  Turkey
Kazuo Abe
  Japan
Welterweight
73 kg
Vakhtang Balavadze
  Soviet Union
İsmail Ogan
  Turkey
Murtaza Murtazov
  Bulgaria
Middleweight
79 kg
Nabi Sorouri
  Iran
Georgy Skhirtladze
  Soviet Union
Hasan Güngör
  Turkey
Light heavyweight
87 kg
Petko Sirakov
  Bulgaria
Boris Kulayev
  Soviet Union
İsmet Atlı
  Turkey
Heavyweight
+87 kg
Hamit Kaplan
  Turkey
Wilfried Dietrich
  West Germany
Husein Mehmedov
  Bulgaria

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