World Wrestling Championships

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.

Competitions

Men's freestyle

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

Men's Greco-Roman

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

Women's freestyle

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

Combined

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

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2019 World Wrestling Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union2539369415
2 Japan1176775259
3 Russia1116896275
4 United States709195256
5 Bulgaria6293100255
6 Iran595569183
7 Turkey546072186
8 Sweden324047119
9 Hungary315050131
10 Cuba302848106
11 China27203279
12 France26222371
13 Germany22274392
14 Finland22262573
15 Ukraine19194987
16 Romania15323582
17 Azerbaijan15273072
18 Georgia15133058
19 Poland14383385
20 South Korea14232562
21 Canada14182961
22 Norway12162654
23 Armenia1291435
24 Austria119828
25 North Korea1051025
26 West Germany9131941
27 East Germany8232354
28 Mongolia7213563
29 Belarus6162648
30 Uzbekistan6102036
31 Yugoslavia5191741
32 Kazakhstan5172951
33 Denmark471021
34 Italy381223
35 Czechoslovakia361120
36 Venezuela34512
37 Egypt3249
38 Estonia2248
39 Serbia2169
40 Moldova1618
41 Chinese Taipei15612
42 India141318
43 Greece131115
44 Kyrgyzstan12710
45 Israel1146
46 Belgium1012
47 Czech Republic0235
48 Nigeria0145
49 Latvia0134
 Netherlands0134
51 Croatia0123
 Lithuania0123
 Slovakia0123
54 Lebanon0112
 North Macedonia0112
 Puerto Rico0112
57 Bahrain0101
 Brazil0101
 Tajikistan0101
 Tunisia0101
 Turkmenistan0101
62 Spain0033
  Switzerland0033
64 Bohemia0022
 Pakistan0022
66 Albania0011
 Argentina0011
 Chile0011
 Colombia0011
 Great Britain0011
 Syria0011
Totals (71 nations)1140113514353710

Team titles

CountryFSGRFWTotal
 Soviet Union2226048
 Russia1314229
 Japan002323
 Turkey5207
 Iran5106
 United States3115
 China0022
 Georgia1102
 Azerbaijan0011
 Bulgaria0101
 Cuba0101
 Hungary0101
 Norway0011
 Sweden0101

Multiple gold medalists

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 freestyle

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Valentin Yordanov Bulgaria52 kg1983199572110
2Aleksandr Medved Soviet Union+87 kg / 97 kg /
+97 kg / +100 kg
196119717119
3Sergey Beloglazov Soviet Union57 kg / 62 kg19791987617
Arsen Fadzayev Soviet Union68 kg / 74 kg19831991617
5Buvaisar Saitiev Russia74 kg / 76 kg1995200566
6Makharbek Khadartsev Soviet Union
 Russia
90 kg198619955218
7Khadzhimurat Gatsalov Russia96 kg / 120 kg / 125 kg200520145117
8Ali Aliyev Soviet Union52 kg / 57 kg19591967516
9Leri Khabelov Soviet Union
 Russia
100 kg / 130 kg19851995516
10Abdollah Movahed Iran70 kg / 68 kg1965197055

Men's Greco-Roman

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Aleksandr Karelin Soviet Union
 Russia
130 kg1989199999
2Hamid Sourian Iran55 kg / 59 kg2005201466
3Mijaín López Cuba120 kg / 130 kg20052015538
4Gogi Koguashvili Russia90 kg / 97 kg19931999516
5Nikolay Balboshin Soviet Union100 kg1973197955
Viktor Igumenov Soviet Union78 kg / 74 kg1966197155
Valery Rezantsev Soviet Union90 kg1970197555
Aleksandar Tomov Bulgaria+100 kg1971197955

Women's freestyle

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Saori Yoshida Japan55 kg / 53 kg200220151313
2Kaori Icho Japan63 kg / 58 kg200220151010
3Hitomi Obara (Sakamoto) Japan51 kg / 48 kg2000201188
4Christine Nordhagen Canada70 kg / 68 kg / 75 kg199320016118
5Yayoi Urano Japan75 kg / 70 kg / 65 kg19901996617
6Kyōko Hamaguchi Japan75 kg / 72 kg1997201052310
7Zhong Xiue China44 kg / 47 kg / 46 kg19911999527
8Shoko Yoshimura Japan44 kg198719965139
9Adeline Gray  United States67 kg / 72 kg / 75 kg / 76 kg20112019527
10Liu Dongfeng China75 kg19911997516
Stanka Zlateva Bulgaria72 kg20062011516
12Nikola Hartmann Austria61 kg / 62 kg1993200055

See also

References

    This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.