Fact Sheet: World Wrestling Championships – 2018

The 2018 World Wrestling Championships were the fifteenth edition of World Wrestling Championships of combined events and were held from October 20 to 28 in Budapest, Hungary. Here are important facts:-

About UWW World Wrestling Championships:-

1. It is amateur wrestling world championship event organised by the United World Wrestling.
2. It was started in 1904 with the Men’s Greco-Roman wrestling tournament.
3. From 1951, the Men’s freestyle wrestling tournament began.
4. From 1987, women’s freestyle championship started.

The top medal-winning countries:-

In the 2018 event, Japan won the most medals with 5 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze. Russia comes second with 8 medals.

India’s performance:-

India is at the 17th place with 2 medals – 1 silver and 1 bronze. Bajrang Punia bagged the silver medal. Pooja Dhanda won the Bronze medal and became fourth Indian woman to win a medal at the World Wrestling Championship.

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