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1978 World Wrestling Championships

Wrestling championships in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle for men

1978 World Championships
Host city Mexico City, Mexico
Dates20–27 August
Champions
Freestyle  Soviet Union
Greco-Roman  Soviet Union

The 1978 World Wrestling Championships were held in Mexico City, Mexico. Greco-Roman event on 20–23, and freestyle on 24–27 August respectively.[1]

1978 World Wrestling Championships Intro articles: 3

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union124420
2  Romania3126
3  East Germany2114
4  Bulgaria1214
5  Japan1203
6  United States1012
7  Iran0224
8  Poland0213
 Yugoslavia0213
10  Sweden0112
 West Germany0112
12  Hungary0101
 South Korea0101
14  Cuba0022
15  Greece0011
 Mongolia0011
 Turkey0011
Totals (17 nations)20202060

Team ranking

Rank Men's freestyle Men's Greco-Roman
Team Points Team Points
1  Soviet Union 55  Soviet Union 53
2  East Germany 21  Romania 36
3  Iran 19  Bulgaria 30
4  Japan 18  Poland 24
5  United States 17.5  Yugoslavia 15.5
6  Bulgaria 17.5  West Germany 12

Medal summary

Men's freestyle

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Sergey Kornilayev
 Soviet Union
Nobuo Fujisawa
 Japan
Mohammad Bazmavar
 Iran
52 kg Anatoly Beloglazov
 Soviet Union
Hartmut Reich
 East Germany
Luis Ocaña
 Cuba
57 kg Hideaki Tomiyama
 Japan
Busay Ibragimov
 Soviet Union
Dugarsürengiin Oyuunbold
 Mongolia
62 kg Vladimir Yumin
 Soviet Union
Yang Jung-mo
 South Korea
Mohammad Rezaei
 Iran
68 kg Pavel Pinigin
 Soviet Union
Akira Miyahara
 Japan
Ivan Yankov
 Bulgaria
74 kg Leroy Kemp
 United States
Mohammad Hossein Mohebbi
 Iran
Pyotr Marta
 Soviet Union
82 kg Magomedkhan Aratsilov
 Soviet Union
Adolf Seger
 West Germany
John Peterson
 United States
90 kg Uwe Neupert
 East Germany
Anatoly Prokopchuk
 Soviet Union
İsmail Temiz
 Turkey
100 kg Harald Büttner
 East Germany
Levan Tediashvili
 Soviet Union
Bárbaro Morgan
 Cuba
+100 kg Soslan Andiyev
 Soviet Union
Reza Soukhteh-Saraei
 Iran
Roland Gehrke
 East Germany

Men's Greco-Roman

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Constantin Alexandru
 Romania
Aleksey Shumakov
 Soviet Union
Roman Kierpacz
 Poland
52 kg Vakhtang Blagidze
 Soviet Union
Nicu Gingă
 Romania
Charalambos Cholidis
 Greece
57 kg Shamil Serikov
 Soviet Union
Ivan Frgić
 Yugoslavia
Pasquale Passarelli
 West Germany
62 kg Boris Kramarenko
 Soviet Union
Kazimierz Lipień
 Poland
Lars Malmkvist
 Sweden
68 kg Ștefan Rusu
 Romania
Andrzej Supron
 Poland
Aleksandr Aliyev
 Soviet Union
74 kg Arif Niftullayev
 Soviet Union
Ferenc Kocsis
 Hungary
Gheorghe Ciobotaru
 Romania
82 kg Ion Draica
 Romania
Momir Petković
 Yugoslavia
Vladimir Cheboksarov
 Soviet Union
90 kg Stoyan Nikolov
 Bulgaria
Frank Andersson
 Sweden
Viktor Avdyshev
 Soviet Union
100 kg Nikolay Balboshin
 Soviet Union
Georgi Raykov
 Bulgaria
Refik Memišević
 Yugoslavia
+100 kg Aleksandr Kolchinsky
 Soviet Union
Nikola Dinev
 Bulgaria
Roman Codreanu
 Romania

References

  1. ^ AAU News, 1978, p. 8.

External links

  • UWW Database – Select 1978, World Championship Freestyle Seniors 1978-08-24 and World Championship Greco Roman Seniors 1978-08-20