1979 World Wrestling Championships

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1979 World Championships
Host city United States San Diego, United States
Dates August 21–28
Stadium San Diego State University
Champions
Freestyle  Soviet Union
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1979 FILA Wrestling World Championships were held in San Diego, California, United States.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 9 5 2 16
2  Hungary 4 1 0 5
3  Bulgaria 2 2 3 7
4  Japan 2 2 1 5
5  United States 1 5 4 10
6  Romania 1 0 2 3
7  Poland 1 0 1 2
 Sweden 1 0 1 2
9  East Germany 0 2 2 4
10  West Germany 0 1 3 4
11  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
12  Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 21 19 20 60

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1  Soviet Union 50  Soviet Union 43
2  United States 35  Hungary 30
3  East Germany 21  Bulgaria 27
4  Japan 19.25  United States 17
5  Bulgaria 19  West Germany 17
6  Poland 13.5  Romania 15

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg  Sergey Kornilayev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Bobby Weaver
United States (USA)
 Jan Falandys
Poland (POL)
52 kg  Yuji Takada
Japan (JPN)
 James Haines
United States (USA)
 Hartmut Reich
East Germany (GDR)
57 kg  Hideaki Tomiyama
Japan (JPN)
 Sergey Beloglazov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Joe Corso
United States (USA)
62 kg  Vladimir Yumin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Miho Dukov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Andre Metzger
United States (USA)
68 kg  Mikhail Charachura
Soviet Union (URS)
 Akira Miyahara
Japan (JPN)
 Eberhard Probst
East Germany (GDR)
74 kg  Leroy Kemp
United States (USA)
 Martin Knosp
West Germany (FRG)
 Nikolay Petrenko
Soviet Union (URS)
82 kg  István Kovács
Hungary (HUN)
 John Peterson
United States (USA)
 Magomedkhan Aratsilov
Soviet Union (URS)
90 kg  Khasan Ortzev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Uwe Neupert
East Germany (GDR)
 Ivan Ginov
Bulgaria (BUL)
100 kg  Ilya Mate
Soviet Union (URS)
 Russ Hellickson
United States (USA)
 Vasile Puşcaşu
Romania (ROU)
+100 kg  Salman Khasimikov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Roland Gehrke
East Germany (GDR)
 Andrei Ianko
Romania (ROU)

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg  Constantin Alexandru
Romania (ROU)
 Aleksey Shumakov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Pavel Hristov
Bulgaria (BUL)
52 kg  Lajos Rácz
Hungary (HUN)
 Kamil Fatkulin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Toshio Asakura
Japan (JPN)
57 kg  Shamil Serikov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Kiwamu Kashiwagi
Japan (JPN)
 Antonio Caltabiano
Italy (ITA)
62 kg  István Tóth
Hungary (HUN)
 Abdurrahim Kuzu
United States (USA)
 Lars Malmkvist
Sweden (SWE)
68 kg  Andrzej Supron
Poland (POL)
 Aleksandr Aliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Erich Klaus
West Germany (FRG)
74 kg  Yanko Shopov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Shared gold  Karl-Heinz Helbing
West Germany (FRG)
 Ferenc Kocsis
Hungary (HUN)
82 kg  Gennady Korban
Soviet Union (URS)
 Momir Petković
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Pavel Pavlov
Bulgaria (BUL)
90 kg  Frank Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 Norbert Növényi
Hungary (HUN)
 Pedro Pawlidis
West Germany (FRG)
100 kg  Nikolay Balboshin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Georgi Raykov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Brad Rheingans
United States (USA)
+100 kg  Aleksandar Tomov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Aleksandr Kolchinsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Bob Walker
United States (USA)

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