1979 World Wrestling Championships

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1979 World Championships
Host city United States San Diego, United States
Dates August 21–28
Stadium San Diego State University
Champions
Freestyle  Soviet Union
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1979 FILA Wrestling World Championships were held in San Diego, California, United States.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 9 5 2 16
2  Hungary 4 1 0 5
3  Bulgaria 2 2 3 7
4  Japan 2 2 1 5
5  United States 1 5 4 10
6  Romania 1 0 2 3
7  Poland 1 0 1 2
 Sweden 1 0 1 2
9  East Germany 0 2 2 4
10  West Germany 0 1 3 4
11  Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
12  Italy 0 0 1 1
Total 21 19 20 60

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1  Soviet Union 50  Soviet Union 43
2  United States 35  Hungary 30
3  East Germany 21  Bulgaria 27
4  Japan 19.25  United States 17
5  Bulgaria 19  West Germany 17
6  Poland 13.5  Romania 15

Medal summary[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Sergey Kornilayev
 Soviet Union
Bobby Weaver
 United States
Jan Falandys
 Poland
52 kg Yuji Takada
 Japan
James Haines
 United States
Hartmut Reich
 East Germany
57 kg Hideaki Tomiyama
 Japan
Sergey Beloglazov
 Soviet Union
Joe Corso
 United States
62 kg Vladimir Yumin
 Soviet Union
Miho Dukov
 Bulgaria
Andre Metzger
 United States
68 kg Mikhail Charachura
 Soviet Union
Akira Miyahara
 Japan
Eberhard Probst
 East Germany
74 kg Leroy Kemp
 United States
Martin Knosp
 West Germany
Nikolay Petrenko
 Soviet Union
82 kg István Kovács
 Hungary
John Peterson
 United States
Magomedkhan Aratsilov
 Soviet Union
90 kg Khasan Ortzev
 Soviet Union
Uwe Neupert
 East Germany
Ivan Ginov
 Bulgaria
100 kg Ilya Mate
 Soviet Union
Russ Hellickson
 United States
Vasile Puşcaşu
 Romania
+100 kg Salman Khasimikov
 Soviet Union
Roland Gehrke
 East Germany
Andrei Ianko
 Romania

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Constantin Alexandru
 Romania
Aleksey Shumakov
 Soviet Union
Pavel Hristov
 Bulgaria
52 kg Lajos Rácz
 Hungary
Kamil Fatkulin
 Soviet Union
Toshio Asakura
 Japan
57 kg Shamil Serikov
 Soviet Union
Kiwamu Kashiwagi
 Japan
Antonio Caltabiano
 Italy
62 kg István Tóth
 Hungary
Abdurrahim Kuzu
 United States
Lars Malmkvist
 Sweden
68 kg Andrzej Supron
 Poland
Aleksandr Aliyev
 Soviet Union
Erich Klaus
 West Germany
74 kg Yanko Shopov
 Bulgaria
Shared gold Karl-Heinz Helbing
 West Germany
Ferenc Kocsis
 Hungary
82 kg Gennady Korban
 Soviet Union
Momir Petković
 Yugoslavia
Pavel Pavlov
 Bulgaria
90 kg Frank Andersson
 Sweden
Norbert Növényi
 Hungary
Pedro Pawlidis
 West Germany
100 kg Nikolay Balboshin
 Soviet Union
Georgi Raykov
 Bulgaria
Brad Rheingans
 United States
+100 kg Aleksandar Tomov
 Bulgaria
Aleksandr Kolchinsky
 Soviet Union
Bob Walker
 United States

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