1953 World Wrestling Championships

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1953 World Championships
Host city Italy Naples, Italy
Dates April 17–19
Champions
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1953 World Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship were held in Naples, Italy.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 5 1 1 7
2  Sweden 3 1 0 4
3  Finland 0 2 1 3
4  Hungary 0 2 0 2
5  Italy 0 1 3 4
6  Turkey 0 1 0 1
7  Belgium 0 0 1 1
 Lebanon 0 0 1 1
  Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points
1  Soviet Union 41
2  Sweden 24.5
3  Finland 20
4  Italy 17
5  Hungary 15
6  Turkey 14.5

Medal summary[edit]

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Boris Gurevich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ahmet Bilek
Turkey (TUR)
 Maurice Mewis
Belgium (BEL)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Artem Teryan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Imre Hódos
Hungary (HUN)
 Giovanni Cocco
Italy (ITA)
Featherweight
62 kg
 Olle Anderberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Umberto Trippa
Italy (ITA)
 Elie Naasan
Lebanon (LIB)
Lightweight
67 kg
 Gustav Freij
Sweden (SWE)
 Kyösti Lehtonen
Finland (FIN)
 Shazam Safin
Soviet Union (URS)
Welterweight
73 kg
 Georgy Khatvoryan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Miklós Szilvási
Hungary (HUN)
 Franco Benedetti
Italy (ITA)
Middleweight
79 kg
 Givi Kartozia
Soviet Union (URS)
 Axel Grönberg
Sweden (SWE)
 Kalervo Rauhala
Finland (FIN)
Light heavyweight
87 kg
 August Englas
Soviet Union (URS)
 Kelpo Gröndahl
Finland (FIN)
 Kurt Rusterholz
Switzerland (SUI)
Heavyweight
+87 kg
 Bertil Antonsson
Sweden (SWE)
 Johannes Kotkas
Soviet Union (URS)
 Guido Fantoni
Italy (ITA)

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