1963 World Wrestling Championships

The following is the final results of the 1963 World Wrestling Championships. Freestyle competition were held in Sofia, Bulgaria and Greco-Roman competition were held in Helsingborg, Sweden.

1963 World Freestyle Championships
Host cityBulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
Dates31 May – 2 June
Champions
Freestyle Soviet Union
1963 World Greco-Roman Championships
Host citySweden Helsingborg, Sweden
Dates1–3 July
Champions
Greco-Roman Soviet Union

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union84113
2  Japan2103
  Yugoslavia2103
4  Turkey2035
5  Bulgaria1359
6  Hungary1124
7  Iran0112
  Sweden0112
9  Czechoslovakia0101
  East Germany0101
  Italy0101
  Romania0101
13  United States0022
14  West Germany0011
Totals (14 nations)16161648

Team rankingEdit

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1   Soviet Union 39   Soviet Union 37.5
2   Bulgaria 33.5   Hungary 18.5
3   Turkey 24   Yugoslavia 17
4   Japan 23   Sweden 16.5
5   Iran 13.5   Bulgaria 14.5
6   United States 11.5   Turkey 13

Medal summaryEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Cemal Yanılmaz
  Turkey
Ali Aliyev
  Soviet Union
Stoyko Malov
  Bulgaria
Bantamweight
57 kg
Aydin Ibrahimov
  Soviet Union
Hiroshi Ikeda
  Japan
Mladen Georgiev
  Bulgaria
Featherweight
63 kg
Osamu Watanabe
  Japan
Ebrahim Seifpour
  Iran
Stancho Kolev
  Bulgaria
Lightweight
70 kg
Iwao Horiuchi
  Japan
Zarbeg Beriashvili
  Soviet Union
Gregory Ruth
  United States
Welterweight
78 kg
Guram Sagaradze
  Soviet Union
Petko Dermendzhiev
  Bulgaria
İsmail Ogan
  Turkey
Middleweight
87 kg
Prodan Gardzhev
  Bulgaria
Anatoly Albul
  Soviet Union
Mansour Mehdizadeh
  Iran
Light heavyweight
97 kg
Aleksandr Medved
  Soviet Union
Valcho Kostov
  Bulgaria
Hamit Kaplan
  Turkey
Heavyweight
+97 kg
Aleksandr Ivanitsky
  Soviet Union
Lyutvi Ahmedov
  Bulgaria
János Reznák
  Hungary

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Borivoj Vukov
  Yugoslavia
Ignazio Fabra
  Italy
Sergey Rybalko
  Soviet Union
Bantamweight
57 kg
János Varga
  Hungary
Jiří Švec
  Czechoslovakia
Dinko Petrov
  Bulgaria
Featherweight
63 kg
Gennady Sapunov
  Soviet Union
Imre Polyák
  Hungary
Ivan Ivanov
  Bulgaria
Lightweight
70 kg
Stevan Horvat
  Yugoslavia
David Gvantseladze
  Soviet Union
Klaus Rost
  West Germany
Welterweight
78 kg
Anatoly Kolesov
  Soviet Union
Rudolf Vesper
  East Germany
Bertil Nyström
  Sweden
Middleweight
87 kg
Tevfik Kış
  Turkey
Branislav Simić
  Yugoslavia
György Gurics
  Hungary
Light heavyweight
97 kg
Rostom Abashidze
  Soviet Union
Nicolae Martinescu
  Romania
Hamit Kaplan
  Turkey
Heavyweight
+97 kg
Anatoly Roshchin
  Soviet Union
Ragnar Svensson
  Sweden
James Raschke
  United States

ReferencesEdit