List of World and Olympic Champions in women's freestyle wrestling

Women’s freestyle wrestling has been part of the FILA Wrestling World Championships since 1987, and was first made an Olympic event in the 2004 Olympics.

World Level Champions in Women's Freestyle Wrestling by Year and WeightEdit

1987–1996Edit

Year Team 44 kg 47 kg 50 kg 53 kg 57 kg 61 kg 65 kg 70 kg 75 kg
1987     Weigert, Brigette (1/1)   Holten, Anne (1/2)   Halvorsen, Anne Marie (1/1)   Van Gucht,Sylvie (1/3)   Dourthe, Isabelle (1/1)   Barlie, Ine (1/2)   Herlin, Brigitte (1/1)   Jean, Georgette (1/2)   Rossignol, Patricia (1/1)
1989     Yoshimura, Shoko (1/5)   Ming-hsiu, Chen (1/1)   Holten, Anne (2/2)   Van Gucht, Sylvie (2/3)   Høie, Gudrun (1/4)   Sagon, Jocelyne (1/1)   Blind, Emmanuelle (1/1)   Jean, Georgette (2/2)   Shimizu, Miyako (1/1)
1990     Yoshimura, Shoko (2/5)   Pedersen, Åsa (1/1)   Poupon, Martine (1/2)   Van Gucht, Sylvie (3/3)   Høie, Gudrun (2/4)   Siffert, Brigitte (1/2)   Iijima, Akiko (1/2)   Iwama, Rika (1/1)   Urano, Yayoi (1/6)
1991     Xiue, Zhong (1/5)   Yamamoto, Miyu (1/1)   Poupon, Martine (2/2)   Xia, Zhang (1/3)   Lugo, Olga (1/1)   Siffert, Brigitte (2/2)   Iijima, Akiko (2/2)   Urano, Yayoi (2/6)   Dongfeng, Liu (1/5)
1992     Yanping, Pan (1/1)   Xiue, Zhong (2/5)   Saunders, Tricia (1/4)   Izaguirre, Wendy (1/1)   Sakamoto, Ryoko (1/1)   Barlie, Ine (1/2)   Chaoli, Wang (1/2)   Guevara, Xiomara (1/1)   Dongfeng, Liu (2/5)
1993     Yoshimura, Shoko (3/5)   Xiue, Zhong (3/5)   Gomis, Anna (1/4)   Johansen, Line (1/2)   Høie, Gudrun (3/4)   Hartmann, Nikola (1/5)   Chaoli, Wang (2/2)   Urano, Yayoi (3/6)   Dongfeng, Liu (3/5)
1994     Yoshimura, Shoko (4/5)   Kamibayashi, Miho (1/1)   Yamamoto, Miyu (1/2)   Kawasaki, Akemi (1/1)   Johansen, Line (2/2)   Hartmann, Nikola (2/5)   Urano, Yayoi (4/6)   Nordhagen, Christine (1/6)   Funakoshi, Mitsuko (1/1)
1995     Yoshimura, Shoko (5/5)   Yamamoto, Miyu (2/2)   Ganachuyeva, Saneit (1/1)   Pluquet, Sophie (1/1)   Eriksson, Sara (1/2)   Hartmann, Nikola (3/5)   Urano, Yayoi (5/6)   Golliot, Lise (1/2)   Dongfeng, Liu (4/5)
1996     Xiue, Zhong (4/5)   Saunders, Tricia (2/4)   Smirnova, Olga (1/1)   Gomis, Anna (2/4)   Eriksson, Sara (2/2)   Miyazaki, Mikiko (1/1)   Urano, Yayoi (6/6)   Nordhagen, Christine (2/6)   Dongfeng, Liu (5/5)

1997–2001Edit

Year Team 46 kg 51 kg 56 kg 62 kg 68 kg 75 kg
1997     Xiue, Zhong (5/5)   Piasecka, Joanna (1/1)   Gomis, Anna (3/4) (1/1)  Golliot, Lise (2/2)   Nordhagen, Christine (3/6)   Hamaguchi, Kyoko (1/5)
1998     Saunders, Tricia (3/4)   Shinomura, Atsuko (1/1)   Høie, Gudrun (4/4) (1/1)   Hartmann, Nikola (4/5)   Nordhagen, Christine (4/6)   Hamaguchi, Kyoko (2/5)
1999     Saunders, Tricia (4/4)   Yamamoto, Seiko (1/4)   Gomis, Anna (4/4) (1/1)   Shoda, Ayako (1/4)   Bacher, Sandra (1/1)   Hamaguchi, Kyoko (2/5)
2000     Merleni, Iryna (1/4)   Obara, Hitomi (1/9)   Yamamoto, Seiko (2/4)   Hartmann, Nikola (5/5)   Marano, Kristie (1/2)   Nordhagen, Christine (5/6)
2001     Merleni, Iryna (2/4)   Obara, Hitomi (2/9)   Yamamoto, Seiko (3/4)   Meng, Lili (1/2)   Nordhagen, Christine (6/6)   Witkowska, Edyta (1/1)

2002-2003Edit

Year Team 48 kg 51 kg 55 kg 59 kg 63 kg 67 kg 72 kg
2002     Wagner, Brigitte (1/1)   Poumpouridou, Sofia (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (1/16)   Kartashova, Alena (1/1)   Icho, Kaori (1/14)   Burmistrova, Kateryna (1/1)   Hamaguchi, Kyoko (4/5)
2003     Merleni, Iryna (3/4)   Icho, Chiharu (1/3)   Yoshida, Saori (2/16)   Yamamoto, Seiko (4/4)   Icho, Kaori (2/14)   Marano, Kristie (2/2)   Hamaguchi, Kyoko (5/5)

2004Edit

Year Team 48 kg 55 kg 63 kg 72 kg
2004     Merleni, Iryna (4/4)   Yoshida, Saori (3/16)   Icho, Kaori (3/14)   Xu, Wang (1/1)

2005-2007Edit

Year Team 48 kg 51 kg 55 kg 59 kg 63 kg 67 kg 72 kg
2005     Xuecheng, Ren (1/1)   Obara, Hitomi (3/9)   Yoshida, Saori (4/16)   Shoda, Ayako (2/4)   Icho, Kaori (4/14)   Meng, Lili (2/2)   Smith, Iris (1/1)
2006     Icho, Chiharu (2/3)   Obara, Hitomi (4/9)   Yoshida, Saori (5/16)   Shoda, Ayako (3/4)   Icho, Kaori (5/14)   Ruixue, Jing (1/2)   Zlateva, Stanka (1/5)
2007     Icho, Chiharu (3/3)   Obara, Hitomi (5/9)   Yoshida, Saori (6/16)   Prieto, Audrey (1/1)   Icho, Kaori (6/14)   Ruixue, Jing (2/2)   Zlateva, Stanka (2/5)

2008Edit

Year Team 48 kg 55 kg 63 kg 72 kg
2008     Huynh, Carol (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (7/16)   Icho, Kaori (7/14)   Jiao, Wang (1/1)

2008–2011Edit

Year Team 48 kg 51 kg 55 kg 59 kg 63 kg 67 kg 72 kg
2008     Chun, Clarissa (1/1)   Obara, Hitomi (6/9)   Yoshida, Saori (8/16)   Shoda, Ayako (4/4)   Nishimaki, Mio (1/2)   Dugrenier, Martine (1/3)   Zlateva, Stanka (3/5)
2009     Stadnik, Mariya (1/2)   Mattsson, Sofia (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (9/16)   Ratkevich, Yuliya (1/1)   Nishimaki, Mio (2/2)   Dugrenier, Martine (2/3)   Xiaoqing, Qin (1/1)
2010     Obara, Hitomi (7/9)   Kohut, Oleksandra (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (10/16)   Battsetseg, Soronzonboldyn (1/2)   Icho, Kaori (8/14)   Dugrenier, Martine (3/3)   Zlateva, Stanka (4/5)
2011     Obara, Hitomi (8/9)   Rakhmanova, Zamira (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (11/16)   Vasylenko, Hanna (1/1)   Icho, Kaori (9/14)   Zhuoma, Xiluo (1/1)   Zlateva, Stanka (5/5)

2012Edit

Year Team 48 kg 55 kg 63 kg 72 kg
2012     Obara, Hitomi (9/9)   Yoshida, Saori (12/16)   Icho, Kaori (10/14)   Vorobieva, Natalia (1/3)

2012–2013Edit

Year Team 48 kg 51 kg 55 kg 59 kg 63 kg 67 kg 72 kg
2012     Kaladzinskaya, Vanesa (1/2)   MacDonald, Jessica (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (13/16)   Lan, Zhang (1/1)   Pirozhkova, Elena (1/1)   Gray, Adeline (1/5)   Fransson, Jenny (1/1)
2013     Tosaka, Eri (1/4)   Yanan, Sun (1/1)   Yoshida, Saori (14/16)   Sastin, Marianna (1/1)   Icho, Kaori (11/14)   Stadnyk, Alina (1/1)   Fengliu, Zhang (1/1)

2014–2017Edit

Year Team 48 kg 53 kg 55 kg 58 kg 60 kg 63 kg 69 kg 75 kg
2014     Tosaka, Eri (2/4)   Yoshida, Saori (15/16)   Hamada, Chiho (1/1)   Icho, Kaori (12/14)   Tserenchimed, Sükheegiin (3/3)   Tkach, Yuliya (1/1)   Focken, Aline (1/1)   Gray, Adeline (2/5)
2015     Tosaka, Eri (3/4)   Yoshida, Saori (16/16)   Maroulis, Helen (1/3)   Icho, Kaori (13/14)   Herhel, Oksana (3/3)   Battsetseg, Soronzonboldyn (2/2)   Vorobieva, Natalia (2/3)   Gray, Adeline (3/5)
2016     Tosaka, Eri (4/4)   Maroulis, Helen (2/3)   Mukaida, Mayu (1/2)   Icho, Kaori (14/14)   Xingru, Pei (1/1)   Kawai, Risako (1/4)   Dosho, Sara (1/2)   Webe, Erica (1/1)
2017     Susaki, Yui (1/2)   Kaladzinskaya, Vanesa (2/2)   Okuno, Haruna (1/2)   Maroulis, Helen (3/3)   Kawai, Risako (2/4)   Orkhon, Pürevdorjiin (1/1)   Dosho, Sara (2/2)   Adar, Yasemin (1/1)

2018–2019Edit

Year Team 50 kg 53 kg 55 kg 57 kg 59 kg 62 kg 65 kg 68 kg 72 kg 76 kg
2018     Susaki, Yui (2/2)   Okuno, Haruna (2/2)   Mukaida, Mayu (2/2)   Rong, Ningning (1/1)   Kawai, Risako (3/4)   Yusein, Taybe (1/1)   Olli, Petra (1/1)   Cherkasova, Alla (1/1)   Di Stasio, Justina (1/1)   Gray, Adeline (4/5)
2019     Stadnik, Mariya (2/2)   Pak, Yong-mi (1/1)   Winchester, Jacarra (1/1)   Kawai, Risako (4/4)   Morais, Linda (1/1)   Tynybekova, Aisuluu (1/1)   Trazhukova, Inna (1/1)   Mensah, Tamyra (1/1)   Vorobieva, Natalia (3/3)   Gray, Adeline (5/5)

Individual Multiple-Time World Level ChampionsEdit

16 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  Saori Yoshida, 2002–2015

14 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  Kaori Icho, 2002–2016

9 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  Hitomi Obara, 2000–2012

6 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  Yayoi Urango, 1990–1996

  Christine Nordhagen, 1994–2001

5 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  Shoko Yoshimura, 1989–1995

  Liu Dongfeng, 1991–1996

  Zhong Xiue, 1991–1997

  Nikola Hartmann, 1993–2000

  Kyōko Hamaguchi, 1997–2003

  Stanka Zlateva, 2006-2011

  Adeline Gray, 2012–2019

Team ChampionshipsEdit

The list below includes unofficial championships won during the Olympic Games, although no official team statistics are kept during Olympic years.

27 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  1988–2019

2 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  1995–1998

  2001–2012

1 World Level ChampionshipsEdit

  1987

  1999

  2009

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit