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The World Wrestling Championships are the Amateur Wrestling World Championships organized by the United World Wrestling.

World Wrestling Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)September-October
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1904 (1904)
Organised byUnited World Wrestling

The Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling tournament began in 1904, and the Men's Freestyle Wrestling tournament began in 1951. The Women's Freestyle championships were first staged in 1987.

Contents

CompetitionsEdit

Men's freestyleEdit

Year Dates City and host country Team champion
1951 April 26–29   Helsinki, Finland   Turkey
1954 May 22–25   Tokyo, Japan   Turkey
1957 June 1–2   Istanbul, Turkey   Turkey
1959 October 1–5   Tehran, Iran   Soviet Union
1961 June 2–4   Yokohama, Japan   Iran
1962 June 21–23   Toledo, United States   Soviet Union
1963 May 31 – June 2   Sofia, Bulgaria   Soviet Union
1965 June 1–3   Manchester, United Kingdom   Iran
1966 June 16–18   Toledo, United States   Turkey
1967 November 12–14   New Delhi, India   Soviet Union
1969 March 8–10   Mar del Plata, Argentina   Soviet Union
1970 July 9–11   Edmonton, Canada   Soviet Union
1971 August 27–30   Sofia, Bulgaria   Soviet Union
1973 September 6–9   Tehran, Iran   Soviet Union
1974 August 29 – September 1   Istanbul, Turkey   Soviet Union
1975 September 15–18   Minsk, Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1977 October 21–23   Lausanne, Switzerland   Soviet Union
1978 August 24–27   Mexico City, Mexico   Soviet Union
1979 August 25–28   San Diego, United States   Soviet Union
1981 September 11–14   Skopje, Yugoslavia   Soviet Union
1982 August 11–14   Edmonton, Canada   Soviet Union
1983 September 26–29   Kiev, Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1985 October 10–13   Budapest, Hungary   Soviet Union
1986 October 19–22   Budapest, Hungary   Soviet Union
1987 August 26–29   Clermont-Ferrand, France   Soviet Union
1989 August 31 – September 3   Martigny, Switzerland   Soviet Union
1990 September 6–9   Tokyo, Japan   Soviet Union
1991 October 3–6   Varna, Bulgaria   Soviet Union
1993 August 25–28   Toronto, Canada   United States
1994 August 25–28   Istanbul, Turkey   Turkey
1995 August 10–13   Atlanta, United States   United States
1997 August 28–31   Krasnoyarsk, Russia   Russia
1998 September 8–11   Tehran, Iran   Iran
1999 October 7–10   Ankara, Turkey   Russia
2001 November 22–25   Sofia, Bulgaria   Russia
2002 September 7–9   Tehran, Iran   Iran
2003 September 12–14   New York City, United States   Georgia

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Year Dates City and host country Team champion
1904 May 23–26   Vienna, Austria
1905 May 8–10   Berlin, Germany
1907 May 20   Frankfurt, Germany
1908 December 8–9   Vienna, Austria
1909 October 3   Vienna, Austria
1910 June 6   Düsseldorf, Germany
1911 March 25–28   Helsinki, Finland
1913 July 27–28   Breslau, Germany
1920 September 4–8   Vienna, Austria
1921 November 5–8   Helsinki, Finland
1922 March 8–11   Stockholm, Sweden
1950 March 20–23   Stockholm, Sweden   Sweden
1953 April 17–19   Naples, Italy   Soviet Union
1955 April 21–25   Karlsruhe, West Germany   Soviet Union
1958 July 21–24   Budapest, Hungary   Soviet Union
1961 June 5–7   Yokohama, Japan   Soviet Union
1962 June 25–27   Toledo, United States   Soviet Union
1963 July 1–3   Helsingborg, Sweden   Soviet Union
1965 June 6–8   Tampere, Finland   Soviet Union
1966 June 20–22   Toledo, United States   Soviet Union
1967 September 1–3   Bucharest, Romania   Soviet Union
1969 March 3–5   Mar del Plata, Argentina   Soviet Union
1970 July 4–6   Edmonton, Canada   Soviet Union
1971 September 2–5   Sofia, Bulgaria   Bulgaria
1973 September 11–14   Tehran, Iran   Soviet Union
1974 October 10–13   Katowice, Poland   Soviet Union
1975 September 11–14   Minsk, Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1977 October 14–17   Gothenburg, Sweden   Soviet Union
1978 August 20–23   Mexico City, Mexico   Soviet Union
1979 August 21–24   San Diego, United States   Soviet Union
1981 August 28–30   Oslo, Norway   Soviet Union
1982 September 9–12   Katowice, Poland   Soviet Union
1983 September 22–25   Kiev, Soviet Union   Soviet Union
1985 August 8–11   Kolbotn, Norway   Soviet Union
1986 October 23–26   Budapest, Hungary   Soviet Union
1987 August 19–22   Clermont-Ferrand, France   Soviet Union
1989 August 24–27   Martigny, Switzerland   Soviet Union
1990 November 19–21   Ostia, Italy   Soviet Union
1991 September 27–30   Varna, Bulgaria   Soviet Union
1993 September 16–19   Stockholm, Sweden   Russia
1994 September 8–11   Tampere, Finland   Russia
1995 October 12–15   Prague, Czech Republic   Russia
1997 September 10–13   Wrocław, Poland   Russia
1998 August 27–30   Gävle, Sweden   Russia
1999 September 23–26   Piraeus, Greece   Russia
2001 December 6–9   Patras, Greece   Cuba
2002 September 20–22   Moscow, Russia   Russia
2003 October 2–5   Créteil, France   Georgia

Women's freestyleEdit

Year Dates City and host country Team champion
1987 October 24–25   Lørenskog, Norway   Norway
1989 August 24–25   Martigny, Switzerland   Japan
1990 June 29 – July 1   Luleå, Sweden   Japan
1991 August 24–25   Tokyo, Japan   Japan
1992 September 4–5   Villeurbanne, France   Japan
1993 August 7–8   Stavern, Norway   Japan
1994 August 6–7   Sofia, Bulgaria   Japan
1995 September 9–11   Moscow, Russia   Russia
1996 August 29–31   Sofia, Bulgaria   Japan
1997 July 10–12   Clermont-Ferrand, France   Japan
1998 October 8–10   Poznań, Poland   Russia
1999 September 10–12   Boden, Sweden   United States
2000 September 1–3   Sofia, Bulgaria   Japan
2001 November 22–25   Sofia, Bulgaria   China
2002 November 2–3   Chalcis, Greece   Japan
2003 September 12–14   New York City, United States   Japan

CombinedEdit

Year Dates City and host country Team champion
Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman Women's freestyle
2005 September 26 – October 2   Budapest, Hungary   Russia   Hungary   Japan
2006 September 25 – October 1   Guangzhou, China   Russia   Turkey   Japan
2007 September 17–23   Baku, Azerbaijan   Russia   United States   Japan
2008 October 11–13   Tokyo, Japan   Japan
2009 September 21–27   Herning, Denmark   Russia   Turkey   Azerbaijan
2010 September 6–12   Moscow, Russia   Russia   Russia   Japan
2011 September 12–18   Istanbul, Turkey   Russia   Russia   Japan
2012 September 27–29   Strathcona County, Canada   China
2013 September 16–22   Budapest, Hungary   Iran   Russia   Japan
2014 September 8–14   Tashkent, Uzbekistan   Russia   Iran   Japan
2015 September 7–15   Las Vegas, United States   Russia   Russia   Japan
2016 December 10–11   Budapest, Hungary
2017 August 21–26   Paris, France   United States   Russia   Japan
2018 October 20–28   Budapest, Hungary   Russia   Russia   Japan
2019 September 14–22   Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
2021   Ufa, Russia
2022   Krasnoyarsk, Russia

All-time medal tableEdit

All-time medal count, as of the 2018 World Wrestling Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union2539369415
2  Japan1146472250
3  Russia1026391256
4  United States659193249
5  Bulgaria629299253
6  Iran585464176
7  Turkey535871182
8  Sweden323846116
9  Hungary304948127
10  Cuba292748104
11  China27192773
12  France26222270
13  Germany22273988
14  Finland22262573
15  Ukraine18174883
16  Romania15313581
17  Poland14383284
18  Azerbaijan14242866
19  South Korea14232562
20  Canada13182960
21  Norway12162654
22  Armenia1281333
23  Georgia11132852
24  Austria119828
25  West Germany9131941
26  North Korea951024
27  East Germany8232354
28  Mongolia7213260
29  Belarus6162547
30  Uzbekistan691732
31  Yugoslavia5191741
32  Kazakhstan5142544
33  Denmark471021
34  Italy371222
35  Czechoslovakia361120
36  Venezuela34512
37  Egypt3249
38  Estonia2226
39  Serbia2147
40  Moldova1618
41  Chinese Taipei15612
42  Greece131115
43  India13913
44  Israel1146
45  Belgium1012
46  Kyrgyzstan0279
47  Czech Republic0235
48  Latvia0134
  Netherlands0134
  Nigeria0134
51  Croatia0123
  Lithuania0123
53  Lebanon0112
  Puerto Rico0112
  Slovakia0112
56  Bahrain0101
  Brazil0101
  North Macedonia0101
  Tajikistan0101
  Tunisia0101
  Turkmenistan0101
62  Spain0033
63  Bohemia0022
  Pakistan0022
   Switzerland0022
66  Albania0011
  Argentina0011
  Chile0011
  Colombia0011
  Great Britain0011
  Syria0011
Totals (71 nations)1110110513753590

Team titlesEdit

Country FS GR FW Total
  Soviet Union 22 26 0 48
  Russia 12 13 2 27
  Japan 0 0 22 22
  Turkey 5 2 0 7
  Iran 5 1 0 6
  United States 3 1 1 5
  China 0 0 2 2
  Georgia 1 1 0 2
  Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
  Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
  Cuba 0 1 0 1
  Hungary 0 1 0 1
  Norway 0 0 1 1
  Sweden 0 1 0 1

Multiple gold medalistsEdit

The tables shows those who have won at least 5 gold medals at the World Championships. Boldface denotes active wrestlers and highest medal count among all wrestlers (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Men's freestyleEdit

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Valentin Yordanov   Bulgaria 52 kg 1983 1995 7 2 1 10
2 Aleksandr Medved   Soviet Union +87 kg / 97 kg /
+97 kg / +100 kg
1961 1971 7 1 1 9
3 Sergey Beloglazov   Soviet Union 57 kg / 62 kg 1979 1987 6 1 7
Arsen Fadzayev   Soviet Union 68 kg / 74 kg 1983 1991 6 1 7
5 Buvaisar Saitiev   Russia 74 kg / 76 kg 1995 2005 6 6
6 Makharbek Khadartsev   Soviet Union
  Russia
90 kg 1986 1995 5 2 1 8
7 Khadzhimurat Gatsalov   Russia 96 kg / 120 kg / 125 kg 2005 2014 5 1 1 7
8 Ali Aliyev   Soviet Union 52 kg / 57 kg 1959 1967 5 1 6
9 Leri Khabelov   Soviet Union
  Russia
100 kg / 130 kg 1985 1995 5 1 6
10 Abdollah Movahed   Iran 70 kg / 68 kg 1965 1970 5 5

Men's Greco-RomanEdit

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Aleksandr Karelin   Soviet Union
  Russia
130 kg 1989 1999 9 9
2 Hamid Sourian   Iran 55 kg / 59 kg 2005 2014 6 6
3 Mijaín López   Cuba 120 kg / 130 kg 2005 2015 5 3 8
4 Gogi Koguashvili   Russia 90 kg / 97 kg 1993 1999 5 1 6
5 Nikolay Balboshin   Soviet Union 100 kg 1973 1979 5 5
Viktor Igumenov   Soviet Union 78 kg / 74 kg 1966 1971 5 5
Valery Rezantsev   Soviet Union 90 kg 1970 1975 5 5
Aleksandar Tomov   Bulgaria +100 kg 1971 1979 5 5

Women's freestyleEdit

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Saori Yoshida   Japan 55 kg / 53 kg 2002 2015 13 13
2 Kaori Icho   Japan 63 kg / 58 kg 2002 2015 10 10
3 Hitomi Obara (Sakamoto)   Japan 51 kg / 48 kg 2000 2011 8 8
4 Christine Nordhagen   Canada 70 kg / 68 kg / 75 kg 1993 2001 6 1 1 8
5 Yayoi Urano   Japan 75 kg / 70 kg / 65 kg 1990 1996 6 1 7
6 Kyōko Hamaguchi   Japan 75 kg / 72 kg 1997 2010 5 2 3 10
7 Zhong Xiue   China 44 kg / 47 kg / 46 kg 1991 1999 5 2 - 7
8 Shoko Yoshimura   Japan 44 kg 1987 1996 5 1 3 9
9 Liu Dongfeng   China 75 kg 1991 1997 5 1 6
Stanka Zlateva   Bulgaria 72 kg 2006 2011 5 1 6
11 Nikola Hartmann   Austria 61 kg / 62 kg 1993 2000 5 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit