1953 World Wrestling Championships

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1953 World Championships
Host city Italy Naples, Italy
Dates April 17–19
Champions
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1953 World Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship were held in Naples, Italy.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 5 1 1 7
2  Sweden 3 1 0 4
3  Finland 0 2 1 3
4  Hungary 0 2 0 2
5  Italy 0 1 3 4
6  Turkey 0 1 0 1
7  Belgium 0 0 1 1
 Lebanon 0 0 1 1
  Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points
1  Soviet Union 41
2  Sweden 24.5
3  Finland 20
4  Italy 17
5  Hungary 15
6  Turkey 14.5

Medal summary[edit]

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Boris Gurevich
 Soviet Union (URS)
Ahmet Bilek
 Turkey (TUR)
Maurice Mewis
 Belgium (BEL)
Bantamweight
57 kg
Artem Teryan
 Soviet Union (URS)
Imre Hódos
 Hungary (HUN)
Giovanni Cocco
 Italy (ITA)
Featherweight
62 kg
Olle Anderberg
 Sweden (SWE)
Umberto Trippa
 Italy (ITA)
Elie Naasan
 Lebanon (LIB)
Lightweight
67 kg
Gustav Freij
 Sweden (SWE)
Kyösti Lehtonen
 Finland (FIN)
Shazam Safin
 Soviet Union (URS)
Welterweight
73 kg
Georgy Khatvoryan
 Soviet Union (URS)
Miklós Szilvási
 Hungary (HUN)
Franco Benedetti
 Italy (ITA)
Middleweight
79 kg
Givi Kartozia
 Soviet Union (URS)
Axel Grönberg
 Sweden (SWE)
Kalervo Rauhala
 Finland (FIN)
Light heavyweight
87 kg
August Englas
 Soviet Union (URS)
Kelpo Gröndahl
 Finland (FIN)
Kurt Rusterholz
 Switzerland (SUI)
Heavyweight
+87 kg
Bertil Antonsson
 Sweden (SWE)
Johannes Kotkas
 Soviet Union (URS)
Guido Fantoni
 Italy (ITA)

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