1961 World Wrestling Championships

The 1961 World Wrestling Championships were held in Yokohama, Japan.

1961 World Championships
Host cityJapan Yokohama, Japan
Dates2–7 June
StadiumHiyoshi Commemorative Hall
Champions
Freestyle Iran
Greco-Roman Soviet Union

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union74112
2  Iran5128
3  Hungary1315
4  Romania1214
5  United Arab Republic1001
  West Germany1001
7  Turkey04610
8  Sweden0112
  Yugoslavia0112
10  Czechoslovakia0011
  India0011
  Japan0011
Totals (12 nations)16161648

Team rankingEdit

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1   Iran 41   Soviet Union 38
2   Soviet Union 33   Turkey 27.5
3   Turkey 26   Romania 23.5
4   Japan 15   Hungary 15
5   Hungary 13   Yugoslavia 12
6   United States 11.5   Czechoslovakia 8.5

Medal summaryEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Ali Aliyev
  Soviet Union
Nasrollah Soltaninejad
  Iran
Cemal Yanılmaz
  Turkey
Bantamweight
57 kg
Ebrahim Seifpour
  Iran
János Varga
  Hungary
Hüseyin Akbaş
  Turkey
Featherweight
62 kg
Vladimir Rubashvili
  Soviet Union
Yunus Pehlivan
  Turkey
Hamid Tavakkol
  Iran
Lightweight
67 kg
Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran
  Iran
Vladimir Sinyavsky
  Soviet Union
Udey Chand
  India
Welterweight
73 kg
Emam-Ali Habibi
  Iran
Mikhail Bekmurzov
  Soviet Union
Yutaka Kaneko
  Japan
Middleweight
79 kg
Mansour Mehdizadeh
  Iran
Géza Hollósi
  Hungary
Hans Antonsson
  Sweden
Light heavyweight
87 kg
Gholamreza Takhti
  Iran
Boris Gurevich
  Soviet Union
Hasan Güngör
  Turkey
Heavyweight
+87 kg
Wilfried Dietrich
  West Germany
Hamit Kaplan
  Turkey
Aleksandr Medved
  Soviet Union

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Armais Sayadov
  Soviet Union
Dumitru Pârvulescu
  Romania
Burhan Bozkurt
  Turkey
Bantamweight
57 kg
Oleg Karavayev
  Soviet Union
Ion Cernea
  Romania
Jiří Švec
  Czechoslovakia
Featherweight
62 kg
Moustafa Hamid Mansour
  United Arab Republic
Yaşar Yılmaz
  Turkey
Alireza Ghelichkhani
  Iran
Lightweight
67 kg
Avtandil Koridze
  Soviet Union
Imre Polyák
  Hungary
Branislav Martinović
  Yugoslavia
Welterweight
73 kg
Valeriu Bularca
  Romania
Stevan Horvat
  Yugoslavia
Ziya Doğan
  Turkey
Middleweight
79 kg
Vasily Zenin
  Soviet Union
Bertil Nyström
  Sweden
Yavuz Selekman
  Turkey
Light heavyweight
87 kg
György Gurics
  Hungary
Arkady Tkachev
  Soviet Union
Gheorghe Popovici
  Romania
Heavyweight
+87 kg
Ivan Bogdan
  Soviet Union
Hamit Kaplan
  Turkey
István Kozma
  Hungary

ReferencesEdit