1979 World Wrestling Championships

The 1979 World Wrestling Championships were held in San Diego, California, United States. As during the 1973 edition, the venue, San Diego State University Arena hosted the Pan American Sambo Championships very next day after the freestyle event finale.

1979 World Championships
Host cityUnited States San Diego, United States
Dates21–28 August
StadiumSan Diego State University
Champions
Freestyle Soviet Union
Greco-Roman Soviet Union

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union95216
2  Hungary4105
3  Bulgaria2237
4  Japan2215
5  United States15410
6  Romania1023
7  Poland1012
  Sweden1012
9  East Germany0224
10  West Germany0134
11  Yugoslavia0101
12  Italy0011
Totals (12 nations)21192060

Team rankingEdit

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1   Soviet Union 50   Soviet Union 43
2   United States 35   Hungary 30
3   East Germany 21   Bulgaria 27
4   Japan 19.25   United States 17
5   Bulgaria 19   West Germany 17
6   Poland 13.5   Romania 15

Medal summaryEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Sergey Kornilayev
  Soviet Union
Bobby Weaver
  United States
Jan Falandys
  Poland
52 kg Yuji Takada
  Japan
James Haines
  United States
Hartmut Reich
  East Germany
57 kg Hideaki Tomiyama
  Japan
Sergey Beloglazov
  Soviet Union
Joe Corso
  United States
62 kg Vladimir Yumin
  Soviet Union
Miho Dukov
  Bulgaria
Andre Metzger
  United States
68 kg Mikhail Charachura
  Soviet Union
Akira Miyahara
  Japan
Eberhard Probst
  East Germany
74 kg Leroy Kemp
  United States
Martin Knosp
  West Germany
Nikolay Petrenko
  Soviet Union
82 kg István Kovács
  Hungary
John Peterson
  United States
Magomedkhan Aratsilov
  Soviet Union
90 kg Khasan Ortzev
  Soviet Union
Uwe Neupert
  East Germany
Ivan Ginov
  Bulgaria
100 kg Ilya Mate
  Soviet Union
Russ Hellickson
  United States
Vasile Pușcașu
  Romania
+100 kg Salman Khasimikov
  Soviet Union
Roland Gehrke
  East Germany
Andrei Ianko
  Romania

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Constantin Alexandru
  Romania
Aleksey Shumakov
  Soviet Union
Pavel Hristov
  Bulgaria
52 kg Lajos Rácz
  Hungary
Kamil Fatkulin
  Soviet Union
Toshio Asakura
  Japan
57 kg Shamil Serikov
  Soviet Union
Kiwamu Kashiwagi
  Japan
Antonino Caltabiano
  Italy
62 kg István Tóth
  Hungary
Abdurrahim Kuzu
  United States
Lars Malmkvist
  Sweden
68 kg Andrzej Supron
  Poland
Aleksandr Aliyev
  Soviet Union
Erich Klaus
  West Germany
74 kg Yanko Shopov
  Bulgaria
Shared gold Karl-Heinz Helbing
  West Germany
Ferenc Kocsis
  Hungary
82 kg Gennady Korban
  Soviet Union
Momir Petković
  Yugoslavia
Pavel Pavlov
  Bulgaria
90 kg Frank Andersson
  Sweden
Norbert Növényi
  Hungary
Pedro Pawlidis
  West Germany
100 kg Nikolay Balboshin
  Soviet Union
Georgi Raykov
  Bulgaria
Brad Rheingans
  United States
+100 kg Aleksandar Tomov
  Bulgaria
Aleksandr Kolchinsky
  Soviet Union
Bob Walker
  United States

ReferencesEdit