1966 World Wrestling Championships

The 1966 World Wrestling Championships were held in Toledo, Ohio, United States.

1966 World Championships
Host cityUnited States Toledo, United States
Dates16–22 June
Champions
Freestyle Turkey
Greco-Roman Soviet Union

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union65011
2  Bulgaria3014
3  Turkey1438
4  Japan1304
5  Iran1045
6  West Germany1023
7  Hungary1001
  South Korea1001
  Yugoslavia1001
10  United States0213
11  Romania0112
12  Sweden0101
13  Czechoslovakia0022
14  Austria0011
  Finland0011
Totals (15 nations)16161648

Team rankingEdit

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1   Turkey 34   Soviet Union 39.5
2   Soviet Union 28.5   Bulgaria 19.33
3   United States 23   Romania 14.5
4   Iran 19   West Germany 14
5   Bulgaria 18.5   Finland 12.5
6   Japan 17   Turkey 12.33

Medal summaryEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Chang Chang-sun
  South Korea
Yasuo Katsumura
  Japan
Rick Sanders
  United States
Bantamweight
57 kg
Ali Aliyev
  Soviet Union
Hasan Sevinç
  Turkey
Aboutaleb Talebi
  Iran
Featherweight
63 kg
Masaaki Kaneko
  Japan
Bobby Douglas
  United States
Nihat Kabanlı
  Turkey
Lightweight
70 kg
Abdollah Movahed
  Iran
Iwao Horiuchi
  Japan
Seyit Ahmet Ağralı
  Turkey
Welterweight
78 kg
Mahmut Atalay
  Turkey
Guram Sagaradze
  Soviet Union
Hossein Tahami
  Iran
Middleweight
87 kg
Prodan Gardzhev
  Bulgaria
Hasan Güngör
  Turkey
Josef Urban
  Czechoslovakia
Light heavyweight
97 kg
Aleksandr Medved
  Soviet Union
Ahmet Ayık
  Turkey
Said Mustafov
  Bulgaria
Heavyweight
+97 kg
Aleksandr Ivanitsky
  Soviet Union
Larry Kristoff
  United States
Abolfazl Anvari
  Iran

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Angel Kerezov
  Bulgaria
Sergey Rybalko
  Soviet Union
Rolf Lacour
  West Germany
Bantamweight
57 kg
Fritz Stange
  West Germany
Koji Sakurama
  Japan
Ünver Beşergil
  Turkey
Featherweight
63 kg
Roman Rurua
  Soviet Union
Leif Freij
  Sweden
Iraj Khorshidfar
  Iran
Lightweight
70 kg
Stevan Horvat
  Yugoslavia
Gennady Sapunov
  Soviet Union
Eero Tapio
  Finland
Welterweight
78 kg
Viktor Igumenov
  Soviet Union
Florea Ciorcilă
  Romania
Peter Nettekoven
  West Germany
Middleweight
87 kg
Valentin Olenik
  Soviet Union
Tevfik Kış
  Turkey
Franz Pötsch
  Austria
Light heavyweight
97 kg
Boyan Radev
  Bulgaria
Valery Anisimov
  Soviet Union
Nicolae Martinescu
  Romania
Heavyweight
+97 kg
István Kozma
  Hungary
Nikolay Shmakov
  Soviet Union
Petr Kment
  Czechoslovakia

ReferencesEdit