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

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

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

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