1963 World Wrestling Championships

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1963 World Freestyle Championships
Host city Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
Dates May 31 – June 2
Champions
Freestyle  Soviet Union
1963 World Greco-Roman Championships
Host city Sweden Helsingborg, Sweden
Dates July 1–3
Champions
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The following is the final results of the 1963 FILA Wrestling World Championships. Freestyle competition were held in Sofia, Bulgaria and Greco-Roman competition were held in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 8 4 1 13
2  Japan 2 1 0 3
 Yugoslavia 2 1 0 3
4  Turkey 2 0 3 5
5  Bulgaria 1 3 5 9
6  Hungary 1 1 2 4
7  Iran 0 1 1 2
 Sweden 0 1 1 2
9  Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
 East Germany 0 1 0 1
 Italy 0 1 0 1
 Romania 0 1 0 1
13  United States 0 0 2 2
14  West Germany 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  Soviet Union 39  Soviet Union 37.5
2  Bulgaria 33.5  Hungary 18.5
3  Turkey 24  Yugoslavia 17
4  Japan 23  Sweden 16.5
5  Iran 13.5  Bulgaria 14.5
6  United States 11.5  Turkey 13

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Cemal Yanılmaz
 Turkey
Ali Aliyev
 Soviet Union
Stoyko Malov
 Bulgaria
Bantamweight
57 kg
Aydin Ibrahimov
 Soviet Union
Hiroshi Ikeda
 Japan
Mladen Georgiev
 Bulgaria
Featherweight
63 kg
Osamu Watanabe
 Japan
Ebrahim Seifpour
 Iran
Stancho Ivanov
 Bulgaria
Lightweight
70 kg
Iwao Horiuchi
 Japan
Zarbeg Beriashvili
 Soviet Union
Gregory Ruth
 United States
Welterweight
78 kg
Guram Sagaradze
 Soviet Union
Petko Dermendzhiev
 Bulgaria
İsmail Ogan
 Turkey
Middleweight
87 kg
Prodan Gardzhev
 Bulgaria
Anatoly Albul
 Soviet Union
Mansour Mehdizadeh
 Iran
Light heavyweight
97 kg
Aleksandr Medved
 Soviet Union
Valko Kostov
 Bulgaria
Hamit Kaplan
 Turkey
Heavyweight
+97 kg
Aleksandr Ivanitsky
 Soviet Union
Lyutvi Ahmedov
 Bulgaria
János Reznák
 Hungary

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
Borivoje Vukov
 Yugoslavia
Ignazio Fabra
 Italy
Sergey Rybalko
 Soviet Union
Bantamweight
57 kg
János Varga
 Hungary
Jiří Švec
 Czechoslovakia
Dinko Petrov
 Bulgaria
Featherweight
63 kg
Gennady Sapunov
 Soviet Union
Imre Polyák
 Hungary
Ivan Ivanov
 Bulgaria
Lightweight
70 kg
Stevan Horvat
 Yugoslavia
David Gvantseladze
 Soviet Union
Klaus Rost
 West Germany
Welterweight
78 kg
Anatoly Kolesov
 Soviet Union
Rudolf Vesper
 East Germany
Bertil Nyström
 Sweden
Middleweight
87 kg
Tevfik Kış
 Turkey
Branislav Simić
 Yugoslavia
György Gurics
 Hungary
Light heavyweight
97 kg
Rostom Abashidze
 Soviet Union
Nicolae Martinescu
 Romania
Hamit Kaplan
 Turkey
Heavyweight
+97 kg
Anatoly Roshchin
 Soviet Union
Ragnar Svensson
 Sweden
James Raschke
 United States

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