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

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

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

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