From the Vault: Top moments from world championships which are unknown to you; Check

By   - 20/10/2020

Last week, United World Wrestling’s Executive Committee approved existing plans to host the 2020 Senior Wrestling World Championships December 12-20 in Belgrade, Serbia.

United World Wrestling’s Instagram provided a look back at some of the most significant freestyle “Moments in History” at the World Championships.

In 1951, Turkey claimed six of the eight freestyle gold medals at the World Championships.

In 1961, Iran became the first Asian team to win freestyle title, accomplishing the feat in Yokohama, Japan.

In 1967, Ali ALIEV (URS) became the first five-time freestyle world champion. His gold medals came in 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966 and 1967. That same year, the Soviet Union captured its 19 straight freestyle world team title.

In 1970, Abdollah MOVAHED (IRI) capped off a five-year undefeated world championship run (1965-1970) and became the first Asian wrestler to win five world golds in freestyle.

In 1971, Alexsandr MEDVED (URS) claimed his historic seventh world title. His world titles came in 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 69, 70 and 71)

In 1975, Zevegiin OIDOV (MGL) became the first and only Mongolian ever to win back-to-back world titles.

In 1985, Raul FONSECA (CUB) became Cuba’s first-ever freestyle world champion after defeating Dave SCHULTZ (USA) in the gold-medal match.

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