1959 World Wrestling Championships

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1959 World Championships
Host city Iran Tehran, Iran
Dates October 1–5
Champions
Freestyle  Soviet Union

The 1959 World Freestyle Wrestling Championship were held in Tehran, Iran.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 3 1 2 6
2  Turkey 2 2 2 6
3  Iran 2 0 0 2
4  Bulgaria 1 3 0 4
5  Finland 0 1 0 1
 Hungary 0 1 0 1
7  Pakistan 0 0 2 2
8  East Germany 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's freestyle
Team Points
1  Soviet Union 36
2  Turkey 33
3  Bulgaria 22
4  Iran 20

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Ali Aliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ahmet Bilek
Turkey (TUR)
 Muhammad Niaz
Pakistan (PAK)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Hüseyin Akbaş
Turkey (TUR)
 Tauno Jaskari
Finland (FIN)
 Vladimir Arsenyan
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight
62 kg
 Mustafa Dağıstanlı
Turkey (TUR)
 Stancho Ivanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Muhammad Akhtar
Pakistan (PAK)
Lightweight
67 kg
 Vladimir Sinyavsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Enyu Valchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Hayrullah Şahin
Turkey (TUR)
Welterweight
73 kg
 Emam-Ali Habibi
Iran (IRI)
 Vakhtang Balavadze
Soviet Union (URS)
 İsmail Ogan
Turkey (TUR)
Middleweight
79 kg
 Georgy Skhirtladze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Géza Hollósi
Hungary (HUN)
 Lothar Lippa
East Germany (GDR)
Light heavyweight
87 kg
 Gholamreza Takhti
Iran (IRI)
 Petko Sirakov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Maurice Jacquel
France (FRA)
Heavyweight
+87 kg
 Lyutvi Ahmedov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
 Savkuds Dzarasov
Soviet Union (URS)

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