1961 World Wrestling Championships

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1961 World Championships
Host city Japan Yokohama, Japan
Dates June 2–7
Champions
Freestyle  Iran
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1961 FILA Wrestling World Championships were held in Yokohama, Japan.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 7 4 1 12
2  Iran 5 1 2 8
3  Hungary 1 3 1 5
4  Romania 1 2 1 4
5  United Arab Republic 1 0 0 1
 West Germany 1 0 0 1
7  Turkey 0 4 6 10
8  Sweden 0 1 1 2
 Yugoslavia 0 1 1 2
10  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 India 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1  Iran 41  Soviet Union 38
2  Soviet Union 33  Turkey 27.5
3  Turkey 26  Romania 23.5
4  Japan 15  Hungary 15
5  Hungary 13  Yugoslavia 12
6  United States 11.5  Czechoslovakia 8.5

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Ali Aliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nasrollah Soltaninejad
Iran (IRI)
 Cemal Yanılmaz
Turkey (TUR)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Ebrahim Seifpour
Iran (IRI)
 János Varga
Hungary (HUN)
 Hüseyin Akbaş
Turkey (TUR)
Featherweight
62 kg
 Vladimir Rubashvili
Soviet Union (URS)
 Yunus Pehlivan
Turkey (TUR)
 Hamid Tavakkol
Iran (IRI)
Lightweight
67 kg
 Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran
Iran (IRI)
 Vladimir Sinyavsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Udey Chand
India (IND)
Welterweight
73 kg
 Emam-Ali Habibi
Iran (IRI)
 Mikhail Bekmurzov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Yutaka Kaneko
Japan (JPN)
Middleweight
79 kg
 Mansour Mehdizadeh
Iran (IRI)
 Géza Hollósi
Hungary (HUN)
 Hans Antonsson
Sweden (SWE)
Light heavyweight
87 kg
 Gholamreza Takhti
Iran (IRI)
 Boris Gurevich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hasan Güngör
Turkey (TUR)
Heavyweight
+87 kg
 Wilfried Dietrich
West Germany (FRG)
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
 Aleksandr Medved
Soviet Union (URS)

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Armais Sayadov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Dumitru Pârvulescu
Romania (ROU)
 Burhan Bozkurt
Turkey (TUR)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Oleg Karavayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ion Cernea
Romania (ROU)
 Jiří Švec
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Featherweight
62 kg
 Mustafa Hamid
United Arab Republic (UAR)
 Yaşar Yılmaz
Turkey (TUR)
 Alireza Ghelichkhani
Iran (IRI)
Lightweight
67 kg
 Avtandil Koridze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Imre Polyák
Hungary (HUN)
 Branislav Martinović
Yugoslavia (YUG)
Welterweight
73 kg
 Valeriu Bularcă
Romania (ROU)
 Stevan Horvat
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Ziya Doğan
Turkey (TUR)
Middleweight
79 kg
 Vasily Zenin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Bertil Nyström
Sweden (SWE)
 Yavuz Selekman
Turkey (TUR)
Light heavyweight
87 kg
 György Gurics
Hungary (HUN)
 Arkady Tkachev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gheorghe Popovici
Romania (ROU)
Heavyweight
+87 kg
 Ivan Bogdan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
 István Kozma
Hungary (HUN)

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