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Wrestling

A look at all-time Olympic medal standings in wrestling

There is a huge medal tally of countries winning medals at Olympics for wrestling since the sports has been part of Olympics for over a century now. Let's see which country and how many medals they have got in wrestling

Kaori Icho
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Kaori Icho 

By

Abishek Sadanandam

Updated: 2021-06-15T19:27:29+05:30

Wrestling has been included right from 1896 Olympics and it is one of the few sports which featured in every Olympics leaving 1900 Olympics. Until 1904 Olympics, only Greco-Roman was there but freestyle was added in 1904. It took over a century to have women wrestling in Olympics when it made its debut in 2004.

Greco-Roman is only contested by men but freestyle is contested both by men and women in various weight categories. Let us have a look at medal standings of various countries competing in this historic sport.

Medal Standings

• Rank 1 – Soviet Union – 62 gold – 31 silver – 23 bronze – 116 medals (Alexander Medved – 3 gold)

• Rank 2 – United States – 54 gold – 43 silver – 36 bronze – 133 medals (Artur Aleksanyan – 1 gold, 1 bronze)

• Rank 3 – Japan – 32 gold – 20 silver – 17 bronze – 69 medals (Kaori Icho – 4 gold)(Saori Yoshida – 3 gold)

• Rank 4 – Russia – 30 gold– 12 silver – 14 bronze – 56 medals (Alexander Karelin – 3 gold, 1 silver) (Buvaisar Saitiev – 3 gold) (Mavlet Batirov – 2 gold)(Roman Vlasov – 2 gold)

Alexander Karelin

• Rank 5 – Turkey – 29 gold – 18 silver – 16 bronze – 63 medals

• Rank 6 – Sweden – 28 gold – 27 silver – 31 bronze – 86 medals (Ivar Johansson – 3 gold) (Carl westergreen – 3 gold)

• Rank 7 – Finland – 26 gold – 28 silver – 29 bronze – 83 medals

• Rank 8 – Hungary – 19 gold – 16 silver – 19 bronze – 54 medals

• Rank 9 – Bulgaria – 16 gold – 32 silver – 21 bronze – 69 medals

• Rank 10 – South Korea – 11 gold – 11 silver – 14 bronze – 36 medals (Kim Hyeon-Woo – 1 gold, 1 bronze)

• Rank 11 – Iran – 10 gold – 14 silver – 19 bronze – 43 medals

• Rank 12 – Cuba – 9 gold – 6 silver – 7 bronze – 22 medals (Mijain Lopez – 3 gold)

Mijain Lopez

• Rank 13 – Romania – 7 gold – 8 silver – 19 bronze – 34 medals

• Rank 14 – Italy – 7 gold – 4 silver – 10 bronze – 21 medals

• Rank 15 – Unified team – 6 gold – 5 silver – 5 bronze – 16 medals

• Rank 16 – Poland – 5 gold – 9 silver – 11 bronze – 25 medals

• Rank 17 – Estonia – 5 gold – 2 silver – 4 bronze – 11 medals

• Rank 18 – Germany – 4 gold -12 silver -9 bronze – 25 medals

• Rank 19 – Azerbaijan – 4 gold – 7 silver -11 bronze -22 medals (Sharif Sharifov – 1 gold, 1 bronze)

• Rank 20 – Yugoslovia – 4 gold – 6 silver – 6 bronze – 16 medals

• Rank 21 – France – 4 gold – 4 silver – 10 bronze – 18 medals

• Rank 22 – Switzerland – 4 gold – 4 silver– 6 bronze – 14 medals

• Rank 23 – Canada – 3 gold – 7 silver – 7 bronze – 17 medals

• Rank 24 – Ukraine – 3 gold – 5 silver – 6 bronze – 14 medals (Elbrus Tedeyev – 1 gold, 1 bronze)

• Rank 25 – Georgia – 3 gold – 4 silver – 10 bronze – 17 medals (Vladimer Khinchegashvili – 1 gold, 1 silver)

Vladimer Khinchegashvili

• Rank 25 – Great Britain – 3 gold – 4 silver – 10 bronze – 17 medals

• Rank 27 – North Korea – 3 gold – 2 silver – 5 bronze – 10 medals

• Rank 28 – China – 2 gold – 3 silver – 6 bronze – 11 medals

• Rank 29 – Armenia – 2 gold – 3 silver -3 bronze – 8 medals

• Rank 30 – East Germany – 2 gold – 3 silver – 2 bronze – 7 medals

• Rank 30 – Egypt – 2 gold – 3 silver -2 bronze – 7 medals

• Rank 32 – Uzbekistan – 2 gold – 2 silver – 3 bronze – 7 medals

• Rank 33 – Norway – 2 gold – 2 silver – 2 bronze – 6 medals

• Rank 34 – Czechoslovakia – 1 gold – 7 silver – 7 bronze – 15 medals

• Rank 35 – Kazakhstan – 1 gold – 5 silver – 10 bronze – 16 medals

• Rank 36 – United team of Germany – 1 gold– 5 silver – 3 bronze – 9 medals

• Rank 37 – West Germany – 1 gold – 4 silver – 4 bronze – 9 medals

• Rank 38 – Greece – 1 gold – 3 silver – 7 bronze – 11 medals

• Rank 39 – Serbia – 1 gold – 1 medal

• Rank 40 – Belarus – 5 silver – 6 bronze – 11 medals

• Rank 41 – Mongolia – 4 silver – 5 bronze – 9 medals

• Rank 42 – Denmark – 3 silver – 6 bronze – 9 medals

• Rank 43 – Belgium – 3 silver – 3 medals

• Rank 43 – Russian Empire – 3 silver – 3 medals

• Rank 45 – India – 1 silver – 4 bronze – 5 medals

• Rank 46 – Australia – 1 silver – 2 bronze – 3 medals

• Rank 46 – Lebanon – 1 silver – 2 bronze – 3 medals

• Rank 48 – Lithuania – 1 silver – 1 bronze – 2 medals

• Rank 49 – Latvia – 1 silver – 1 medal

• Rank 49 – Mexico – 1 silver – 1 medal

• Rank 49 – Slovakia – 1 silver – 1 medal

• Rank 49 – Syria - 1 silver – 1 medal

• Rank 49 – Tajikistan – 1 silver – 1 medal

• Rank 54 – Austria – 2 bronze – 2 medals

• Rank 54 – Colombia – 2 bronze – 2 medals

• Rank 56 – Czech Republic – 1 bronze – 1 medal

• Rank 56 – Macedonia – 1 bronze – 1 medal

• Rank 56 – Moldova – 1 bronze – 1 medal

• Rank 56 – Pakistan – 1 bronze – 1 medal

• Rank 56 – Tunisia – 1 bronze – 1 medal

Note: India is ranked 45th in medal standing with 5 medals consisting of one silver and four bronze.

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