1957 World Wrestling Championships

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1957 World Championships
Host city Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Dates June 1–2
Champions
Freestyle  Turkey

The 1957 World Freestyle Wrestling Championship were held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Turkey 4 2 2 8
2  Soviet Union 2 3 1 6
3  Iran 1 1 0 2
4  Bulgaria 1 0 2 3
5  Finland 0 1 0 1
 West Germany 0 1 0 1
7  Japan 0 0 2 2
8  Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's freestyle
Team Points
1  Turkey 42
2  Soviet Union 35
3  Iran 20
4  Bulgaria 18
5  Japan 15
6  West Germany 9

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Mehmet Kartal
Turkey (TUR)
 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Luigi Chinazzo
Italy (ITA)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Hüseyin Akbaş
Turkey (TUR)
 Tauno Jaskari
Finland (FIN)
 Yasuyuki Shimamura
Japan (JPN)
Featherweight
62 kg
 Mustafa Dağıstanlı
Turkey (TUR)
 Hossein Mollaghasemi
Iran (IRI)
 Norik Mushegyan
Soviet Union (URS)
Lightweight
67 kg
 Alimbeg Bestayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hayrullah Şahin
Turkey (TUR)
 Kazuo Abe
Japan (JPN)
Welterweight
73 kg
 Vakhtang Balavadze
Soviet Union (URS)
 İsmail Ogan
Turkey (TUR)
 Murtaza Murtazov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Middleweight
79 kg
 Nabi Sorouri
Iran (IRI)
 Georgy Skhirtladze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hasan Güngör
Turkey (TUR)
Light heavyweight
87 kg
 Petko Sirakov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Boris Kulayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 İsmet Atlı
Turkey (TUR)
Heavyweight
+87 kg
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
 Wilfried Dietrich
West Germany (FRG)
 Hussein Mehmedov
Bulgaria (BUL)

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