World Wrestling Championships

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UWW United World Wrestling is the Amateur Wrestling World Championship organized by the United World Wrestling.

The Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling tournament began in 1904, and the Men's Freestyle Wrestling tournament began in 1951. The Women's Freestyle championships were first staged in 1987.

Competitions[edit]

Men's freestyle[edit]

Year Dates City and host country Champion
1951 April 26–29 Finland Helsinki, Finland  Turkey
1954 May 22–25 Japan Tokyo, Japan  Turkey
1957 June 1–2 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey
1959 October 1–5 Iran Tehran, Iran  Soviet Union
1961 June 2–4 Japan Yokohama, Japan  Iran
1962 June 21–23 United States Toledo, United States  Soviet Union
1963 May 31 – June 2 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Soviet Union
1965 June 1–3 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom  Iran
1966 June 16–18 United States Toledo, United States  Turkey
1967 November 12–14 India New Delhi, India  Soviet Union
1969 March 8–10 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina  Soviet Union
1970 July 9–11 Canada Edmonton, Canada  Soviet Union
1971 August 27–30 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Soviet Union
1973 September 6–9 Iran Tehran, Iran  Soviet Union
1974 August 29 – September 1 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey  Soviet Union
1975 September 15–18 Soviet Union Minsk, Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1977 October 21–23 Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland  Soviet Union
1978 August 24–27 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico  Soviet Union
1979 August 25–28 United States San Diego, United States  Soviet Union
1981 September 11–14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Skopje, Yugoslavia  Soviet Union
1982 August 11–14 Canada Edmonton, Canada  Soviet Union
1983 September 26–29 Soviet Union Kiev, Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1985 October 10–13 Hungary Budapest, Hungary  Soviet Union
1986 October 19–22 Hungary Budapest, Hungary  Soviet Union
1987 August 26–29 France Clermont-Ferrand, France  Soviet Union
1989 August 31 – September 3 Switzerland Martigny, Switzerland  Soviet Union
1990 September 6–9 Japan Tokyo, Japan  Soviet Union
1991 October 3–6 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria  Soviet Union
1993 August 25–28 Canada Toronto, Canada  United States
1994 August 25–28 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey  Turkey
1995 August 10–13 United States Atlanta, United States  United States
1997 August 28–31 Russia Krasnoyarsk, Russia  Russia
1998 September 8–11 Iran Tehran, Iran  Iran
1999 October 7–10 Turkey Ankara, Turkey  Russia
2001 November 22–25 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Russia
2002 September 7–9 Iran Tehran, Iran  Iran
2003 September 12–14 United States New York City, United States  Georgia

Men's Greco-Roman[edit]

Year Dates City and host country Champion
1904 May 23–26 Austria-Hungary Vienna, Austria-Hungary
1905 May 8–10 Germany Berlin, Germany
1907 May 20 Germany Frankfurt, Germany
1908 December 8–9 Austria-Hungary Vienna, Austria-Hungary
1909 October 3 Austria-Hungary Vienna, Austria-Hungary
1910 June 6 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany
1911 March 25–28 Russia Helsinki, Russian Empire
1913 July 27–28 Germany Breslau, Germany
1920 September 4–8 Austria Vienna, Austria
1921 November 5–8 Finland Helsinki, Finland
1922 March 8–11 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
1950 March 20–23 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden  Sweden
1953 April 17–19 Italy Naples, Italy  Soviet Union
1955 April 21–25 West Germany Karlsruhe, West Germany  Soviet Union
1958 July 21–24 Hungary Budapest, Hungary  Soviet Union
1961 June 5–7 Japan Yokohama, Japan  Soviet Union
1962 June 25–27 United States Toledo, United States  Soviet Union
1963 July 1–3 Sweden Helsingborg, Sweden  Soviet Union
1965 June 6–8 Finland Tampere, Finland  Soviet Union
1966 June 20–22 United States Toledo, United States  Soviet Union
1967 September 1–3 Romania Bucharest, Romania  Soviet Union
1969 March 3–5 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina  Soviet Union
1970 July 4–6 Canada Edmonton, Canada  Soviet Union
1971 September 2–5 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Bulgaria
1973 September 11–14 Iran Tehran, Iran  Soviet Union
1974 October 10–13 Poland Katowice, Poland  Soviet Union
1975 September 11–14 Soviet Union Minsk, Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1977 October 14–17 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden  Soviet Union
1978 August 20–23 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico  Soviet Union
1979 August 21–24 United States San Diego, United States  Soviet Union
1981 August 28–30 Norway Oslo, Norway  Soviet Union
1982 September 9–12 Poland Katowice, Poland  Soviet Union
1983 September 22–25 Soviet Union Kiev, Soviet Union  Soviet Union
1985 August 8–11 Norway Kolbotn, Norway  Soviet Union
1986 October 23–26 Hungary Budapest, Hungary  Soviet Union
1987 August 19–22 France Clermont-Ferrand, France  Soviet Union
1989 August 24–27 Switzerland Martigny, Switzerland  Soviet Union
1990 November 19–21 Italy Ostia, Italy  Soviet Union
1991 September 27–30 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria  Soviet Union
1993 September 16–19 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden  Russia
1994 September 8–11 Finland Tampere, Finland  Russia
1995 October 12–15 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic  Russia
1997 September 10–13 Poland Wrocław, Poland  Russia
1998 August 27–30 Sweden Gävle, Sweden  Russia
1999 September 23–26 Greece Piraeus, Greece  Russia
2001 December 6–9 Greece Patras, Greece  Cuba
2002 September 20–22 Russia Moscow, Russia  Russia
2003 October 2–5 France Créteil, France  Georgia

Women's freestyle[edit]

Year Dates City and host country Champion
1987 October 24–25 Norway Lørenskog, Norway  Norway
1989 August 24–25 Switzerland Martigny, Switzerland  Japan
1990 June 29 – July 1 Sweden Luleå, Sweden  Japan
1991 August 24–25 Japan Tokyo, Japan  Japan
1992 September 4–5 France Villeurbanne, France  Japan
1993 August 7–8 Norway Stavern, Norway  Japan
1994 August 6–7 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Japan
1995 September 9–11 Russia Moscow, Russia  Russia
1996 August 29–31 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Japan
1997 July 10–12 France Clermont-Ferrand, France  Japan
1998 October 8–10 Poland Poznań, Poland  Russia
1999 September 10–12 Sweden Boden, Sweden  United States
2000 September 1–3 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  Japan
2001 November 22–25 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria  China
2002 November 2–3 Greece Chalcis, Greece  Japan
2003 September 12–14 United States New York City, United States  Japan

Combined[edit]

Year Dates City and host country Champion
Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman Women's freestyle
2005 September 26 – October 2 Hungary Budapest, Hungary  Russia  Hungary  Japan
2006 September 25 – October 1 China Guangzhou, China  Russia  Turkey  Japan
2007 September 17–23 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan  Russia  United States  Japan
2008 October 11–13 Japan Tokyo, Japan  Japan
2009 September 21–27 Denmark Herning, Denmark  Russia  Turkey  Azerbaijan
2010 September 6–12 Russia Moscow, Russia  Russia  Russia  Japan
2011 September 12–18 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey  Russia  Russia  Japan
2012 September 27–29 Canada Strathcona County, Canada  China
2013 September 16–22 Hungary Budapest, Hungary  Iran  Russia  Japan
2014 September 8–14 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Russia  Iran  Japan
2015 September 7–15 United States Las Vegas, United States  Russia  Russia  Japan
2016 December 10–11 Hungary Budapest, Hungary
2017 TBD France Paris, France

All-time medal table[edit]

All-time medal count, as of the 2015 World Wrestling Championships.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 253 93 69 415
2  Japan 102 62 66 230
3  Russia 90 57 83 230
4  Bulgaria 61 90 98 249
5  United States 57 84 85 226
6  Iran 57 54 56 167
7  Turkey 49 52 63 164
8  Sweden 32 38 45 115
9  Germany 29 38 57 124
10  Hungary 28 46 43 117
11  Cuba 28 27 41 96
12  France 26 21 21 68
13  China 25 18 21 64
14  Finland 21 26 25 72
15  Ukraine 17 15 44 76
16  Romania 15 30 34 79
17  Poland 14 36 30 80
18  South Korea 13 23 22 58
19  Azerbaijan 12 22 22 56
20  Canada 12 17 24 53
21  Norway 12 16 26 54
22  Austria 11 9 7 27
23  Armenia 10 8 9 27
24  North Korea 9 5 8 22
25  East Germany 8 23 23 54
26  Georgia 8 11 21 40
27  Mongolia 6 20 28 54
28  Serbia 6 19 19 44
29  Uzbekistan 6 8 15 29
30  Belarus 5 12 21 38
31  Kazakhstan 5 10 21 36
32  Denmark 4 7 10 21
33  Czech Republic 3 8 16 27
34  Venezuela 3 4 5 12
35  Egypt 3 2 4 9
36  Italy 2 7 11 20
37  Estonia 2 1 2 5
38  Chinese Taipei 1 5 6 12
39  Moldova 1 4 1 6
40  Greece 1 3 10 14
41  India 1 2 8 11
42  Israel 1 1 4 6
43  Belgium 1 0 1 2
44  Kyrgyzstan 0 1 5 6
45  Netherlands 0 1 3 4
46  Croatia 0 1 2 3
 Latvia 0 1 2 3
 Lithuania 0 1 2 3
49  Lebanon 0 1 1 2
 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
51  Brazil 0 1 0 1
 Macedonia 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan 0 1 0 1
 Turkmenistan 0 1 0 1
55  Nigeria 0 0 3 3
56  Pakistan 0 0 2 2
 Spain 0 0 2 2
  Switzerland 0 0 2 2
59  Albania 0 0 1 1
 Argentina 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia 0 0 1 1
 Syria 0 0 1 1
Total 1050 1045 1255 3350

Team titles[edit]

Country FS GR FW Total
 Soviet Union 22 26 0 48
 Russia 11 11 2 24
 Japan 0 0 20 20
 Turkey 5 2 0 7
 Iran 5 1 0 6
 United States 2 1 1 4
 China 0 0 2 2
 Georgia 1 1 0 2
 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
 Cuba 0 1 0 1
 Hungary 0 1 0 1
 Norway 0 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 1 0 1

Multiple gold medalists[edit]

The table shows those who have won at least 5 gold medals.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Country Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total
Valentin Yordanov  Bulgaria 7 2 1 10
Aleksandr Medved  Soviet Union 7 1 1 9
Sergey Beloglazov  Soviet Union 6 1 0 7
Arsen Fadzayev  Soviet Union 6 1 0 7
Buvaisar Saitiev  Russia 6 0 0 6
Makharbek Khadartsev  Soviet Union /  Russia 5 2 1 8
Khadzhimurat Gatsalov  Russia 5 1 1 7
Ali Aliyev  Soviet Union 5 1 0 6
Leri Khabelov  Soviet Union /  Russia 5 0 1 6
Abdollah Movahed  Iran 5 0 0 5
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Country Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total
Aleksandr Karelin  Soviet Union /  Russia 9 0 0 9
Hamid Sourian  Iran 6 0 0 6
Mijaín López  Cuba 5 3 0 8
Gogi Koguashvili  Russia 5 0 1 6
Aleksandar Tomov  Bulgaria 5 0 0 5
Nikolay Balboshin  Soviet Union 5 0 0 5
Viktor Igumenov  Soviet Union 5 0 0 5
Valery Rezantsev  Soviet Union 5 0 0 5
Women's freestyle
Athlete Country Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Total
Saori Yoshida  Japan 13 0 0 13
Kaori Icho  Japan 10 0 0 10
Hitomi Sakamoto  Japan 8 0 0 8
Christine Nordhagen  Canada 6 1 1 8
Yayoi Urano  Japan 6 1 0 7
Kyoko Hamaguchi  Japan 5 2 3 10
Zhong Xiue  China 5 2 0 7
Shoko Yoshimura  Japan 5 1 3 9
Stanka Zlateva  Bulgaria 5 0 1 6
Liu Dongfeng  China 5 0 1 6
Nikola Hartmann  Austria 5 0 0 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]