World Wrestling Championships

World Wrestling Championships
Status active
Genre sports event
Date(s) September-October
Frequency annual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1904 (1904)
Organised by United World Wrestling

UWW United World Wrestling is the Amateur Wrestling World Championship organized by the United 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 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-Roman

YearDatesCity and host countryTeam champion
1904 May 23–26 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
1905 May 8–10 Berlin, Germany
1907 May 20 Frankfurt, Germany
1908 December 8–9 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
1909 October 3 Vienna, Austria-Hungary
1910 June 6 Düsseldorf, Germany
1911 March 25–28 Helsinki, Russian Empire
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 freestyle

YearDatesCity and host countryTeam 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

Combined

YearDatesCity and host countryTeam champion
Men's freestyleMen's Greco-RomanWomen'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 22–28 Budapest, Hungary
2019 N/A Almaty, Kazakhstan[1]

All-time medal table

All-time medal count, as of the 2017 World Wrestling Championships.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union2539369415
2 Japan1096368240
3 Russia926389244
4 Bulgaria619098249
5 United States618888237
6 Iran585460172
7 Turkey525466172
8 Sweden323846116
9 Hungary294648123
10 Cuba28274499
11 France26212269
12 China26182266
13 Germany21273987
14 Finland21262572
15 Ukraine17164578
16 Romania15313581
17 Poland14383183
18 South Korea14232360
19 Azerbaijan13222661
20 Canada12172756
21 Norway12162654
22 Armenia1281131
23 Austria119727
24 Georgia10122446
25 West Germany9131941
26 North Korea95923
27 East Germany8232354
28 Mongolia7203057
29 Belarus6142343
30 Uzbekistan681630
31 Yugoslavia5191741
32 Kazakhstan5132341
33 Denmark471021
34 Italy371121
35 Czechoslovakia361120
36 Venezuela34512
37 Egypt3249
38 Estonia2226
39 Serbia2024
40 Chinese Taipei15612
41 Moldova1517
42 Greece131115
43 India12811
44 Israel1146
45 Belgium1012
46 Czech Republic0235
47 Kyrgyzstan0178
48 Latvia0134
 Netherlands0134
 Nigeria0134
51 Croatia0123
 Lithuania0123
53 Lebanon0112
 Puerto Rico0112
 Slovakia0112
56 Brazil0101
 Macedonia0101
 Tajikistan0101
 Tunisia0101
 Turkmenistan0101
61 Bohemia0022
 Pakistan0022
 Spain0022
  Switzerland0022
65 Albania0011
 Argentina0011
 Chile0011
 Colombia0011
 Great Britain0011
 Syria0011
Total1080107513153470

Team titles

CountryFSGRFWTotal
 Soviet Union2226048
 Russia1112225
 Japan002121
 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 (excluding Olympic Games). 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 kg1979198761-7
Arsen Fadzayev Soviet Union68 kg / 74 kg1983199161-7
5Buvaisar Saitiev Russia74 kg / 76 kg199520056--6
6Makharbek Khadartsev Soviet Union
 Russia
90 kg198619955218
7Khadzhimurat Gatsalov Russia96 kg / 120 kg / 125 kg200520145117
8Ali Aliyev Soviet Union52 kg / 57 kg1959196751-6
9Leri Khabelov Soviet Union
 Russia
100 kg / 130 kg198519955-16
10Abdollah Movahed Iran70 kg / 68 kg196519705--5

Men's Greco-Roman

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Aleksandr Karelin Soviet Union
 Russia
130 kg198919999--9
2Hamid Sourian Iran55 kg / 59 kg200520146--6
3Mijaín López Cuba120 kg / 130 kg2005201553-8
4Gogi Koguashvili Russia90 kg / 97 kg199319995-16
5Nikolay Balboshin Soviet Union100 kg197319795--5
Viktor Igumenov Soviet Union78 kg / 74 kg196619715--5
Valery Rezantsev Soviet Union90 kg197019755--5
Aleksandar Tomov Bulgaria+100 kg197119795--5

Women's freestyle

Rank Wrestler Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Saori Yoshida Japan55 kg / 53 kg2002201513--13
2Kaori Icho Japan63 kg / 58 kg2002201510--10
3Hitomi Obara (Sakamoto) Japan51 kg / 48 kg200020118--8
4Christine Nordhagen Canada70 kg / 68 kg / 75 kg199320016118
5Yayoi Urano Japan75 kg / 70 kg / 65 kg1990199661-7
6Kyōko Hamaguchi Japan75 kg / 72 kg1997201052310
7Zhong Xiue China44 kg / 47 kg / 46 kg1991199952-7
8Shoko Yoshimura Japan44 kg198719965139
9Liu Dongfeng China75 kg199119975-16
Stanka Zlateva Bulgaria72 kg200620115-16
11Nikola Hartmann Austria61 kg / 62 kg199320005--5

See also

References

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