1961 World Wrestling Championships

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1961 World Championships
Host city Japan Yokohama, Japan
Dates June 2–7
Champions
Freestyle  Iran
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1961 FILA Wrestling World Championships were held in Yokohama, Japan.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 7 4 1 12
2  Iran 5 1 2 8
3  Hungary 1 3 1 5
4  Romania 1 2 1 4
5  United Arab Republic 1 0 0 1
 West Germany 1 0 0 1
7  Turkey 0 4 6 10
8  Sweden 0 1 1 2
 Yugoslavia 0 1 1 2
10  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 India 0 0 1 1
 Japan 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  Iran 41  Soviet Union 38
2  Soviet Union 33  Turkey 27.5
3  Turkey 26  Romania 23.5
4  Japan 15  Hungary 15
5  Hungary 13  Yugoslavia 12
6  United States 11.5  Czechoslovakia 8.5

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Ali Aliyev
 Soviet Union
Nasrollah Soltaninejad
 Iran
Cemal Yanılmaz
 Turkey
Bantamweight
57 kg
Ebrahim Seifpour
 Iran
János Varga
 Hungary
Hüseyin Akbaş
 Turkey
Featherweight
62 kg
Vladimir Rubashvili
 Soviet Union
Yunus Pehlivan
 Turkey
Hamid Tavakkol
 Iran
Lightweight
67 kg
Mohammad Ali Sanatkaran
 Iran
Vladimir Sinyavsky
 Soviet Union
Udey Chand
 India
Welterweight
73 kg
Emam-Ali Habibi
 Iran
Mikhail Bekmurzov
 Soviet Union
Yutaka Kaneko
 Japan
Middleweight
79 kg
Mansour Mehdizadeh
 Iran
Géza Hollósi
 Hungary
Hans Antonsson
 Sweden
Light heavyweight
87 kg
Gholamreza Takhti
 Iran
Boris Gurevich
 Soviet Union
Hasan Güngör
 Turkey
Heavyweight
+87 kg
Wilfried Dietrich
 West Germany
Hamit Kaplan
 Turkey
Aleksandr Medved
 Soviet Union

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Armais Sayadov
 Soviet Union
Dumitru Pârvulescu
 Romania
Burhan Bozkurt
 Turkey
Bantamweight
57 kg
Oleg Karavayev
 Soviet Union
Ion Cernea
 Romania
Jiří Švec
 Czechoslovakia
Featherweight
62 kg
Mustafa Hamid
 United Arab Republic
Yaşar Yılmaz
 Turkey
Alireza Ghelichkhani
 Iran
Lightweight
67 kg
Avtandil Koridze
 Soviet Union
Imre Polyák
 Hungary
Branislav Martinović
 Yugoslavia
Welterweight
73 kg
Valeriu Bularcă
 Romania
Stevan Horvat
 Yugoslavia
Ziya Doğan
 Turkey
Middleweight
79 kg
Vasily Zenin
 Soviet Union
Bertil Nyström
 Sweden
Yavuz Selekman
 Turkey
Light heavyweight
87 kg
György Gurics
 Hungary
Arkady Tkachev
 Soviet Union
Gheorghe Popovici
 Romania
Heavyweight
+87 kg
Ivan Bogdan
 Soviet Union
Hamit Kaplan
 Turkey
István Kozma
 Hungary

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