Sumo World Championships

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The Sumo World Championships is an amateur men's sumo competition organized by the International Sumo Federation. The competition started in 1992 and since the Women Sumo World Championships started in 2001 both competitions have been held together. The competitions are generally held every year.

Weight Classes[edit]

Weight class Men Women Jr. Men* Jr. Women*
Open Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Heavyweight 115+ kg 80+ kg 100+ kg 75+ kg
Middleweight 85−115 kg 65–80 kg 80–100 kg 60–75 kg
Lightweight −85 kg −65 kg −80 kg −60 kg

  *   Age restrictions of 13–18 years old apply

Men's Individual competition[edit]

The wrestlers who subsequently entered professional sumo also have their ring name or shikona listed.

  Year Host country, city Weight class Winner Country shikona ref
1st 1992 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Kazuo Saitō  Japan [1]
Heavyweight Takeharu Dejima  Japan Dejima Takeharu
Lightweight Akihiro Kiku  Japan
2nd 1993 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Sunao Yasu  Japan [2]
Heavyweight Fumihito Tsuruga  Japan Hokutomori Fumihito
Middleweight Akihiro Kiku  Japan
Lightweight Hitoshi Omura  Japan
3rd 1994 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Badmanyambuu Bat-Erdene  Mongolia [3]
Heavyweight Keiji Tamiya  Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji
Middleweight Ryōji Kumagaya  Japan Kaihō Ryōji
Lightweight Bayanmnh Gantogtoh  Mongolia
4th 1995 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Emmanuel Yarborough  United States [4]
Heavyweight Naohito Saitō  Japan Hayateumi Hidehito
Middleweight Ryōji Kumagaya  Japan Kaihō Ryōji
Lightweight Agvaansamdan Suhbat  Mongolia
5th 1996 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Mark Robinson  South Africa [5]
Heavyweight Koichi Katō  Japan
Middleweight Tatsurō Takahama  Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
Lightweight Hitoshi Omura  Japan
6th 1997 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Naohito Saitō  Japan Hayateumi Hidehito [6]
Heavyweight Keiji Tamiya  Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji
Middleweight Tatsurō Takahama  Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
Lightweight Agvaansamdan Suhbat  Mongolia
7th 1998 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Keiji Tamiya  Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji [7]
Heavyweight Jorg Brummer  Germany
Middleweight Tatsurō Takahama  Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
Lightweight Svetoslav Binev  Bulgaria
8th 1999 Germany, Riesa Openweight Levan Ebanoidze Georgia (country) Georgia [8]
Heavyweight Takahisa Osanai  Japan
Middleweight Hideto Tsushima  Japan
Lightweight Svetoslav Binev  Bulgaria
9th 2000 Brazil, São Paulo Openweight Tōru Kakizoe  Japan Kakizoe Tōru [9]
Heavyweight Takahisa Osanai  Japan
Middleweight Aias Mongouch  Russia
Lightweight Peer Schmidt-Düwiger  Germany
10th 2001 Japan, Aomori Openweight Torsten Scheibler  Germany [10]
Heavyweight Robert Paczków  Poland
Middleweight Aias Mongouch  Russia
Lightweight Chōhei Kimura  Japan
11th 2002 Poland, Kraków Openweight Alan Karaev  Russia [11]
Heavyweight Robert Paczków  Poland
Middleweight David Tsallagov  Russia
Lightweight Claudio Ikemori  Brazil
2003 Hong Kong Cancelled due to the SARS outbreak.
12th 2004 Germany, Riesa Openweight Keishō Shimoda  Japan Wakakeishō Hiroki [12]
Heavyweight Takayuki Ichihara  Japan Kiyoseumi Takayuki
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  Japan
Lightweight Vitaliy Tikhenko  Ukraine
13th 2005 Japan, Osaka Openweight Torsten Scheibler  Germany [13]
Heavyweight Takayuki Ichihara  Japan Kiyoseumi Takayuki
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  Japan
Lightweight Vitaliy Tikhenko  Ukraine
14th 2006 Japan, Sakai Openweight Alan Gabaraev  Russia Aran Hakutora [14]
Heavyweight Byambajav Ulambayar  Mongolia Daishōchi Kenta
(ex-professional sumo wrestler)
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  Japan
Lightweight Takaharu Nagasawa  Japan
15th 2007 Thailand, Chiang Mai Openweight Alan Karaev  Russia [15]
Heavyweight Byambajav Ulambayar  Mongolia Daishōchi Kenta
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  Japan
Lightweight Sándor Bárdosi  Hungary
16th 2008 Estonia, Rakvere Openweight Naranbat Gankhuyag  Mongolia Maenoyū Tarō
(ex-professional sumo wrestler)
[16]
Heavyweight Takashi Himeno  Japan
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  Japan
Lightweight Takashi Shimako  Japan
2009 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to the flu pandemic
17th 2010 Poland, Warsaw Openweight Vasily Margiev  Russia [17]
Heavyweight Dezso Libor  Hungary
Middleweight Ryō Itō  Japan
Lightweight Stiliyan Georgiev  Bulgaria
2011 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to political instability
18th 2012 Hong Kong, Wan Chai Openweight Naranbat Gankhuyag  Mongolia [18]
Heavyweight Alan Karaev  Russia
Middleweight Kostiantyn Iermakov  Ukraine
Lightweight Gantugs Rentsendorj  Mongolia
19th 2014 Taiwan, Kaohsiung Openweight Turbold Baasansuren  Mongolia [19]
Heavyweight Alan Karaev  Russia
Middleweight Kiyoyuki Noguchi  Japan
Lightweight Yūya Nakamura  Japan
20th 2015 Japan, Osaka Scheduled for Aug 29 & 30, 2015

Men's Team competition[edit]

Year 1st place 2nd place 3rd 3rd
1992  Japan  United States  Mongolia  France
1993  Japan  United States  Mongolia  Russia
1994  Japan  United States  Brazil  Mongolia
1995  Japan  Mongolia  Brazil  United States
1996  Japan  Mongolia  Finland  Germany
1997  Japan  Finland  United States  Estonia
1998  Japan  United States  Germany  Poland
1999  Japan  Poland  Russia  United States
2000  Germany  Japan  Russia  Poland
2001  Japan  Germany  Mongolia  Norway
2002  Japan  Norway  Poland  Hungary
2004  Japan  Bulgaria  Germany  Hungary
2005  Japan  Bulgaria  Russia  Norway
2006  Russia  Japan  Mongolia  Poland
2007  Russia  Japan  Ukraine  Mongolia
2008  Russia  Japan  Poland  Mongolia
2010  Japan  Russia  Ukraine  Mongolia
2012  Japan  Russia  Ukraine  Mongolia
2014  Japan  Russia  Ukraine  Mongolia

Women's Individual competition[edit]

  Year Host country, city Weight class Winner Country ref
1st 2001 Japan, Aomori Openweight Sandra Köppen  Norway [20]
Heavyweight Veronika Kozlovskaya  Japan
Middleweight Satomi Ishigaya  Belarus
Lightweight Lene Aanes  Germany
2nd 2002 Poland, Kraków Openweight Rie Tsuihiji  Japan [21]
Heavyweight Olesya Kovalenko  Russia
Middleweight Edyta Witkowska  Poland
Lightweight Satomi Ishigaya  Japan
2003 Hong Kong Cancelled due to the SARS outbreak.
3rd 2004 Germany, Riesa Openweight Sandra Köppen  Germany [22]
Heavyweight Fernanda Pereira da Costa  Brazil
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  Russia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  Ukraine
4th 2005 Japan, Osaka Openweight Ekaterina Keyb  Russia [23]
Heavyweight Sandra Köppen  Germany
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  Russia
Lightweight Satomi Ishigaya  Japan
5th 2006 Japan, Sakai Openweight Anna Zhigalova  Russia [24]
Heavyweight Olesya Kovalenko  Russia
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  Russia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  Ukraine
6th 2007 Thailand, Chiang Mai Openweight Ekaterina Keyb  Russia [25]
Heavyweight Olesya Kovalenko  Russia
Middleweight Asano Matsuura  Japan
Lightweight Nelli Vorobyeva  Russia
7th 2008 Estonia, Rakvere Openweight Anna Zhigalova  Russia [26]
Heavyweight Olga Davydko  Ukraine
Middleweight Maryna Pryshchepa  Ukraine
Lightweight Nelli Vorobyeva  Russia
2009 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to the flu pandemic
8th 2010 Poland, Warsaw Openweight Sylwia Krzemien  Poland [27]
Heavyweight Anna Zhigalova  Russia
Middleweight Dulmaa Yadmaa  Mongolia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  Ukraine
2011 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to political instability
9th 2012 Hong Kong, Wan Chai Openweight Yuka Ueta  Japan [28]
Heavyweight Anna Zhigalova  Russia
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  Russia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  Ukraine
10th 2014 Taiwan, Kaohsiung Openweight Anna Zhigalova  Russia [29]
Heavyweight Mariia Drboian  Ukraine
Middleweight Anna Aleksandrova  Russia
Lightweight Vera Koval  Russia
11th 2015 Japan, Osaka Scheduled for Aug 29 & 30, 2015

Women's Team competition[edit]

Year 1st place 2nd place 3rd 3rd
2001  Germany  Norway  Japan  Russia
2002  Japan  Germany  Mongolia  Brazil
2004  Germany  Russia  Japan  Brazil
2005  Russia  Mongolia  Hungary  Ukraine
2006  Russia  Ukraine  Mongolia  Japan
2007  Russia  Ukraine  Japan  Netherlands
2008  Russia  Ukraine  Poland  Japan
2010  Japan  Mongolia  Brazil  Russia
2012  Russia  Ukraine  Poland  Japan
2014  Russia  Ukraine  Chinese Taipei  Japan

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "2nd Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "3rd Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  4. ^ "4th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  5. ^ "5th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  6. ^ "6th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  7. ^ "7th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  8. ^ "8th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  9. ^ "9th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  10. ^ "10th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  11. ^ "11th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  12. ^ "12th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  13. ^ "13th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  14. ^ "14th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  15. ^ "15th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  16. ^ "16th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  17. ^ "17th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  18. ^ "18th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "19th Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 13 Nov 2014. 
  20. ^ "1st Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "2nd Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "3rd Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "4th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "5th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "6th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "7th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "8th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "9th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "10th Women's Sumo World Championships Results". Retrieved 13 Nov 2014.