1963 World Wrestling Championships

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1963 World Freestyle Championships
Host city Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
Dates May 31 – June 2
Champions
Freestyle  Soviet Union
1963 World Greco-Roman Championships
Host city Sweden Helsingborg, Sweden
Dates July 1–3
Champions
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The following is the final results of the 1963 FILA Wrestling World Championships. Freestyle competition were held in Sofia, Bulgaria and Greco-Roman competition were held in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 8 4 1 13
2  Japan 2 1 0 3
 Yugoslavia 2 1 0 3
4  Turkey 2 0 3 5
5  Bulgaria 1 3 5 9
6  Hungary 1 1 2 4
7  Iran 0 1 1 2
 Sweden 0 1 1 2
9  Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
 East Germany 0 1 0 1
 Italy 0 1 0 1
 Romania 0 1 0 1
13  United States 0 0 2 2
14  West Germany 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  Soviet Union 39  Soviet Union 37.5
2  Bulgaria 33.5  Hungary 18.5
3  Turkey 24  Yugoslavia 17
4  Japan 23  Sweden 16.5
5  Iran 13.5  Bulgaria 14.5
6  United States 11.5  Turkey 13

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Cemal Yanılmaz
Turkey (TUR)
 Ali Aliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Stoyko Malov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Aydin Ibrahimov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hiroshi Ikeda
Japan (JPN)
 Mladen Georgiev
Bulgaria (BUL)
Featherweight
63 kg
 Osamu Watanabe
Japan (JPN)
 Ebrahim Seifpour
Iran (IRI)
 Stancho Ivanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Lightweight
70 kg
 Iwao Horiuchi
Japan (JPN)
 Zarbeg Beriashvili
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gregory Ruth
United States (USA)
Welterweight
78 kg
 Guram Sagaradze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Petko Dermendzhiev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 İsmail Ogan
Turkey (TUR)
Middleweight
87 kg
 Prodan Gardzhev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Anatoly Albul
Soviet Union (URS)
 Mansour Mehdizadeh
Iran (IRI)
Light heavyweight
97 kg
 Aleksandr Medved
Soviet Union (URS)
 Valko Kostov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
Heavyweight
+97 kg
 Aleksandr Ivanitsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Lyutvi Ahmedov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 János Reznák
Hungary (HUN)

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Borivoje Vukov
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Ignazio Fabra
Italy (ITA)
 Sergey Rybalko
Soviet Union (URS)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 János Varga
Hungary (HUN)
 Jiří Švec
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
 Dinko Petrov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Featherweight
63 kg
 Gennady Sapunov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Imre Polyák
Hungary (HUN)
 Ivan Ivanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Lightweight
70 kg
 Stevan Horvat
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 David Gvantseladze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Klaus Rost
West Germany (FRG)
Welterweight
78 kg
 Anatoly Kolesov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Rudolf Vesper
East Germany (GDR)
 Bertil Nyström
Sweden (SWE)
Middleweight
87 kg
 Tevfik Kış
Turkey (TUR)
 Branislav Simić
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 György Gurics
Hungary (HUN)
Light heavyweight
97 kg
 Rostom Abashidze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicolae Martinescu
Romania (ROU)
 Hamit Kaplan
Turkey (TUR)
Heavyweight
+97 kg
 Anatoly Roshchin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ragnar Svensson
Sweden (SWE)
 James Raschke
United States (USA)

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