2008 World Wrestling Championships

The 2008 World Wrestling Championships were held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. The event took place from October 11 to October 13, 2008. The competition only featured wrestling in the Female Freestyle event. Traditionally, Wrestling World Championships are not held in Olympic years, but in 2008 a female championship was held because the 2008 Summer Olympics included only four of the seven FILA weight classes for females.[1]

2008 World Championships
2008 FILA Wrestling World Championships logo.png
Host cityJapan Tokyo, Japan
Dates11–13 October
StadiumYoyogi National Gymnasium
Champions
Women Japan
← 2007
2009 →

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan4127
2  Canada1023
3  United States1012
4  Bulgaria1001
5  Russia0202
6  China0123
  Ukraine0123
8  Belarus0101
  Kazakhstan0101
10  France0022
11  Azerbaijan0011
  Mongolia0011
  Poland0011
Totals (13 nations)771428

Team rankingEdit

Rank Women's freestyle
Team Points
1   Japan 65
2   Canada 42
3   Russia 40
4   United States 31
5   Ukraine 31
6   China 29
7   Mongolia 23
8   Belarus 18
9   France 17
10   Azerbaijan 14

Medal summaryEdit

Women's freestyleEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Clarissa Chun
  United States
Zhuldyz Eshimova
  Kazakhstan
Makiko Sakamoto
  Japan
Su Guibei
  China
51 kg Hitomi Sakamoto
  Japan
Maryna Markevich
  Belarus
Vanessa Boubryemm
  France
Yuliya Blahinya
  Ukraine
55 kg Saori Yoshida
  Japan
Tetyana Lazareva
  Ukraine
Tatiana Suarez
  United States
Brittanee Laverdure
  Canada
59 kg Ayako Shoda
  Japan
Natalia Golts
  Russia
Elvira Mursalova
  Azerbaijan
Agata Pietrzyk
  Poland
63 kg Mio Nishimaki
  Japan
Lubov Volosova
  Russia
Meng Lili
  China
Audrey Prieto
  France
67 kg Martine Dugrenier
  Canada
Mami Shinkai
  Japan
Kateryna Burmistrova
  Ukraine
Ochirbatyn Nasanburmaa
  Mongolia
72 kg Stanka Zlateva
  Bulgaria
Hong Yan
  China
Kyoko Hamaguchi
  Japan
Ohenewa Akuffo
  Canada

Participating nationsEdit

139 competitors from 41 nations participated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TheMat.com - The Ultimate Source of Real Wrestling!". Themat.com. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-06.

External linksEdit