1966 World Wrestling Championships

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1966 World Championships
Host city United States Toledo, United States
Dates June 16–22
Champions
Freestyle  Turkey
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1966 FILA Wrestling World Championships were held in Toledo, Ohio, United States.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 6 5 0 11
2  Bulgaria 3 0 1 4
3  Turkey 1 4 3 8
4  Japan 1 3 0 4
5  Iran 1 0 4 5
6  West Germany 1 0 2 3
7  Hungary 1 0 0 1
 South Korea 1 0 0 1
 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1
10  United States 0 2 1 3
11  Romania 0 1 1 2
12  Sweden 0 1 0 1
13  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
14  Austria 0 0 1 1
 Finland 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  Turkey 34  Soviet Union 39.5
2  Soviet Union 28.5  Bulgaria 19.33
3  United States 23  Romania 14.5
4  Iran 19  West Germany 14
5  Bulgaria 18.5  Finland 12.5
6  Japan 17  Turkey 12.33

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Chang Chang-sun
South Korea (KOR)
 Yasuo Katsumura
Japan (JPN)
 Rick Sanders
United States (USA)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Ali Aliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hasan Sevinç
Turkey (TUR)
 Aboutaleb Talebi
Iran (IRI)
Featherweight
63 kg
 Masaaki Kaneko
Japan (JPN)
 Bobby Douglas
United States (USA)
 Nihat Kabanlı
Turkey (TUR)
Lightweight
70 kg
 Abdollah Movahed
Iran (IRI)
 Iwao Horiuchi
Japan (JPN)
 Seyit Ahmet Ağralı
Turkey (TUR)
Welterweight
78 kg
 Mahmut Atalay
Turkey (TUR)
 Guram Sagaradze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Hossein Tahami
Iran (IRI)
Middleweight
87 kg
 Prodan Gardzhev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Hasan Güngör
Turkey (TUR)
 Josef Urban
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Light heavyweight
97 kg
 Aleksandr Medved
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ahmet Ayık
Turkey (TUR)
 Said Mustafov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Heavyweight
+97 kg
 Aleksandr Ivanitsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Larry Kristoff
United States (USA)
 Abolfazl Anvari
Iran (IRI)

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
 Angel Kerezov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Sergey Rybalko
Soviet Union (URS)
 Rolf Lacour
West Germany (FRG)
Bantamweight
57 kg
 Fritz Stange
West Germany (FRG)
 Koji Sakurama
Japan (JPN)
 Ünver Beşergil
Turkey (TUR)
Featherweight
63 kg
 Roman Rurua
Soviet Union (URS)
 Leif Freij
Sweden (SWE)
 Iraj Khorshidfar
Iran (IRI)
Lightweight
70 kg
 Stevan Horvat
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Gennady Sapunov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Eero Tapio
Finland (FIN)
Welterweight
78 kg
 Viktor Igumenov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Florea Ciorcilă
Romania (ROU)
 Peter Nettekoven
West Germany (FRG)
Middleweight
87 kg
 Valentin Olenik
Soviet Union (URS)
 Tevfik Kış
Turkey (TUR)
 Franz Pötsch
Austria (AUT)
Light heavyweight
97 kg
 Boyan Radev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Valery Anisimov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicolae Martinescu
Romania (ROU)
Heavyweight
+97 kg
 István Kozma
Hungary (HUN)
 Nikolay Shmakov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Petr Kment
Czechoslovakia (TCH)

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