List of Individual Speedway World Championship medalists

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This is the complete list of official Individual Speedway World Championship and Speedway Grand Prix medalists from 1936 to 2012.

(n.b: Winners of Speedway World Championships between 1931 and '35, staged prior to FIM accreditation in 1936 are given elsewhere.)

Medalists[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
1936
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Australia Lionel Van Praag (26+3 pts) United Kingdom Eric Langton (26+2 pts) Australia Bluey Wilkinson (25 pts)
1937
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United States Jack Milne (28 pts) United States Wilbur Lamoreaux (25 pts) United States Cordy Milne (23 pts)
1938
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Australia Bluey Wilkinson (22 pts) United States Jack Milne (21 pts) United States Wilbur Lamoreaux (20 pts)
1939
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
The Final was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II.
Championship suspended 1940-1948
1949
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United Kingdom Tommy Price (15 pts) United Kingdom Jack Parker (14 pts) United Kingdom Louis Lawson (13 pts)
1950
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United Kingdom Freddie Williams (14 pts) United Kingdom Wally Green (13 pts) Australia Graham Warren (12 pts)
1951
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Australia Jack Young (12+3 pts) United Kingdom Split Waterman (12+2 pts) Australia Jack Biggs (12+1 pts)
1952
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Australia Jack Young (14 pts) United Kingdom Freddie Williams (13 pts) United KingdomBob Oakley (12 pts)
1953
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United Kingdom Freddie Williams (14 pts) United Kingdom Split Waterman (13 pts) New Zealand Geoff Mardon (12+3 pts)
1954
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
New Zealand Ronnie Moore (15 pts) United Kingdom Brian Crutcher (13+3 pts) Sweden Olle Nygren (13+2 pts)
1955
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United Kingdom Peter Craven (13 pts) New Zealand Ronnie Moore (12+3 pts) New Zealand Barry Briggs (12+2 pts)
1956
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Sweden Ove Fundin (13 pts) New Zealand Ronnie Moore (12 pts) United Kingdom Arthur Forrest (11+3 pts)
1957
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
New Zealand Barry Briggs (14+3 pts) Sweden Ove Fundin (14+2 pts) United Kingdom Peter Craven (11+3 pts)
1958
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
New Zealand Barry Briggs (15 pts) Sweden Ove Fundin (13 pts) Australia Aub Lawson (11+3 pts)
1959
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
New Zealand Ronnie Moore (15 pts) Sweden Ove Fundin (13 pts) New Zealand Barry Briggs (11+3 pts)
1960
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Sweden Ove Fundin (14+3 pts) New Zealand Ronnie Moore (14+2 pts) United Kingdom Peter Craven (14+1 pts)
1961
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Sweden Malmö
Malmö Stadion
Sweden Ove Fundin (14 pts) Sweden Björn Knutsson (12+3 pts) Sweden Göte Nordin (12+2 pts)
1962
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United Kingdom Peter Craven (14 pts) New Zealand Barry Briggs (13 pts) Sweden Ove Fundin (10+3 pts)
1963
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Sweden Ove Fundin (14 pts) Sweden Björn Knutsson (13 pts) New Zealand Barry Briggs (12 pts)
1964
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
New Zealand Barry Briggs (15 pts) Soviet Union Igor Plechanov (13+3 pts) Sweden Ove Fundin (13+2 pts)
1965
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Sweden Björn Knutsson (14 pts) Soviet Union Igor Plechanov (13+3 pts) Sweden Ove Fundin (13+2 pts)
1966
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
New Zealand Barry Briggs (15 pts) Norway Sverre Harrfeldt (14 pts) Poland Antoni Woryna (13 pts)
1967
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Sweden Ove Fundin (14+3 pts) Sweden Bengt Jansson (14+2 pts) New Zealand Ivan Mauger (13 pts)
1968
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
New Zealand Ivan Mauger (15 pts) New Zealand Barry Briggs (12 pts) Poland Edward Jancarz (11+3 pts)
1969
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
New Zealand Ivan Mauger (14 pts) New Zealand Barry Briggs (11+3 pts) Sweden Sören Sjösten (11+2 pts)
1970
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Poland Wrocław
Olympic Stadium
New Zealand Ivan Mauger (15 pts) Poland Paweł Waloszek (14 pts) Poland Antoni Woryna (13 pts)
1971
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
Denmark Ole Olsen (15 pts) New Zealand Ivan Mauger (12+3 pts) Sweden Bengt Jansson (12+2 pts)
1972
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
New Zealand Ivan Mauger (13+3 pts) Sweden Bernt Persson (13+2 pts) Denmark Ole Olsen (12 pts)
1973
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Poland Chorzów
Silesian Stadium
Poland Jerzy Szczakiel (13+3 pts) New Zealand Ivan Mauger (13+F pts) Poland Zenon Plech (12 pts)
1974
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
Sweden Anders Michanek (15 pts) New Zealand Ivan Mauger (11+3 pts) Sweden Sören Sjösten (11+2 pts)
1975
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Denmark Ole Olsen (15 pts) Sweden Anders Michanek (13 pts) United Kingdom John Louis (12+3 pts)
1976
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Poland Chorzów
Silesian Stadium
United Kingdom Peter Collins (14 pts) United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons (13 pts) Australia Phil Crump (12 pts)
1977
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
New Zealand Ivan Mauger (14 pts) United Kingdom Peter Collins (13 pts) Denmark Ole Olsen (12+3 pts)
1978
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
Denmark Ole Olsen (13 pts) United Kingdom Gordon Kennett (12 pts) United States Scott Autrey (11+3 pts)
1979
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Poland Chorzów
Silesian Stadium
New Zealand Ivan Mauger (14 pts) Poland Zenon Plech (13 pts) United Kingdom Michael Lee (11+3 pts)
1980
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
United Kingdom Michael Lee (14 pts) United Kingdom Dave Jessup (12+3 pts) Australia Billy Sanders (12+2 pts)
1981
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United Kingdom London
Wembley Stadium
United States Bruce Penhall (14 pts) Denmark Ole Olsen (12+3 pts) Denmark Tommy Knudsen (12+2 pts)
1982
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United States Los Angeles, CA
Memorial Coliseum
United States Bruce Penhall (14 pts) United Kingdom Les Collins (13 pts) United States Dennis Sigalos (12 pts)
1983
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West Germany Norden
Motodrom Halbemond
West Germany Egon Müller (15 pts) Australia Billy Sanders (12 pts) United KingdomMichael Lee (11 pts)
1984
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
Denmark Erik Gundersen (14 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (13+3 pts) United States Lance King (13+2 pts)
1985
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United Kingdom Bradford
Odsal Stadium
Denmark Erik Gundersen (13+3 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (13+2 pts) United States Sam Ermolenko (13+1 pts)
1986
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Poland Chorzów
Silesian Stadium
Denmark Hans Nielsen (14 pts) Denmark Jan O. Pedersen (13 pts) United KingdomKelvin Tatum (12 pts)
1987
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Netherlands Amsterdam
Olympic Stadium
Denmark Hans Nielsen (27 pts) Denmark Erik Gundersen (24+3 pts) United States Sam Ermolenko (24+2 pts)
1988
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Denmark Vojens
Speedway Center
Denmark Erik Gundersen (14+3 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (14+2 pts) Denmark Jan O. Pedersen (13 pts)
1989
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West Germany Munich
Olympic Stadium
Denmark Hans Nielsen (15 pts) United Kingdom Simon Wigg (12+3 pts) United KingdomJeremy Doncaster (12+2 pts)
1990
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United Kingdom Bradford
Odsal Stadium
Sweden Per Jonsson (13+3 pts) United States Shawn Moran (13+2 pts)
Void - disqualified
Australia Todd Wiltshire (12 pts)
1991
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Sweden Göteborg
Ullevi
Denmark Jan O. Pedersen (15 pts) Sweden Tony Rickardsson (12 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (11+3 pts)
1992
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Poland Wrocław
Olympic Stadium
United Kingdom Gary Havelock (14 pts) Sweden Per Jonsson (11 pts) Denmark Gert Handberg (10 pts)
1993
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Germany Pocking
Rottalstadion
United States Sam Ermolenko (12 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (11+3 pts) United Kingdom Chris Louis (11+2 pts)
1994
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Denmark Vojens
Speedway Center
Sweden Tony Rickardsson (12+3 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (12+2 pts) Australia Craig Boyce (12+1 pts)
Year Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place

Grand Prix Series (since 1995)[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
1995
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six events Denmark Hans Nielsen (103 pts) Sweden Tony Rickardsson (88 pts) United States Sam Ermolenko (83 pts)
1996
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six events United States Billy Hamill (113 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (111 pts) United States Greg Hancock (88 pts)
1997
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six events United States Greg Hancock (118 pts) United States Billy Hamill (111 pts) Poland Tomasz Gollob (92 pts)
1998
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six events Sweden Tony Rickardsson (111 pts) Sweden Jimmy Nilsen (99 pts) Poland Tomasz Gollob (97 pts)
1999
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six events Sweden Tony Rickardsson (111 pts) Poland Tomasz Gollob (98 pts) Denmark Hans Nielsen (76 pts)
2000
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six events United Kingdom Mark Loram (102 pts) United States Billy Hamill (95 pts) Sweden Tony Rickardsson (94 pts)
2001
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six events Sweden Tony Rickardsson (121 pts) Australia Jason Crump (113 pts) Poland Tomasz Gollob (89 pts)
2002
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ten events Sweden Tony Rickardsson (181 pts) Australia Jason Crump (162 pts) Australia Ryan Sullivan (158 pts)
2003
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nine events Denmark Nicki Pedersen (152 pts) Australia Jason Crump (144 pts) Sweden Tony Rickardsson (127 pts)
2004
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nine events Australia Jason Crump (158 pts) Sweden Tony Rickardsson (155 pts) United States Greg Hancock (137 pts)
2005
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nine events Sweden Tony Rickardsson (196 pts) Australia Jason Crump (154 pts) Australia Leigh Adams (107 pts)
2006
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ten events Australia Jason Crump (188 pts) United States Greg Hancock (144 pts) Denmark Nicki Pedersen (134 pts)
2007
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eleven events Denmark Nicki Pedersen (196 pts) Australia Leigh Adams (153 pts) Australia Jason Crump (124 pts)
2008
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eleven events Denmark Nicki Pedersen (174 pts) Australia Jason Crump (152 pts) Poland Tomasz Gollob (148 pts)
2009
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eleven events Australia Jason Crump (159 pts) Poland Tomasz Gollob (144 pts) Russia Emil Sayfutdinov (138 pts)
2010
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eleven events Poland Tomasz Gollob (166 pts) Poland Jarosław Hampel (137 pts) Australia Jason Crump (135 pts)
2011
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eleven events United States Greg Hancock (164 pts) Sweden Andreas Jonsson (124 pts) Poland Jarosław Hampel (122 pts)
2012
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twelve events Australia Chris Holder (160 pts) Denmark Nicki Pedersen (152 pts) United States Greg Hancock (148 pts)
2013
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twelve events United Kingdom Tai Woffinden (151 pts) Poland Jarosław Hampel (142 pts) Denmark Niels-Kristian Iversen (132 pts)
Year Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place

Winners by country[edit]

(until 2013)

References[edit]


See also[edit]