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2008 World Championships
2008 World Championships
Host city Japan Tokyo, Japan
Dates October 11–13
Stadium Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Champions
Women  Japan
2007
2009

The 2008 FILA Wrestling World Championships were held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. The event took place from October 11 to October 13, 2008. The competition only featured wrestling in the Female Freestyle event. Traditionally, Wrestling World Championships are not held in Olympic years, but in 2008 a female championship was held because the 2008 Summer Olympics included only four of the seven FILA weight classes for females.[1]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 4 1 2 7
2  Canada 1 0 2 3
3  United States 1 0 1 2
4  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
5  Russia 0 2 0 2
6  China 0 1 2 3
 Ukraine 0 1 2 3
8  Belarus 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
10  France 0 0 2 2
11  Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
 Mongolia 0 0 1 1
 Poland 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 14 28

Team ranking[edit]

Rank Women's freestyle
Team Points
1  Japan 65
2  Canada 42
3  Russia 40
4  United States 31
5  Ukraine 31
6  China 29
7  Mongolia 23
8  Belarus 18
9  France 17
10  Azerbaijan 14

Medal summary[edit]

Women's freestyle[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Clarissa Chun
 United States
Zhuldyz Eshimova
 Kazakhstan
Makiko Sakamoto
 Japan
Su Guibei
 China
51 kg Hitomi Sakamoto
 Japan
Maryna Markevich
 Belarus
Vanessa Boubryemm
 France
Yuliya Blahinya
 Ukraine
55 kg Saori Yoshida
 Japan
Tetyana Lazareva
 Ukraine
Tatiana Padilla
 United States
Brittanee Laverdure
 Canada
59 kg Ayako Shoda
 Japan
Natalia Golts
 Russia
Elvira Mursalova
 Azerbaijan
Agata Pietrzyk
 Poland
63 kg Mio Nishimaki
 Japan
Lubov Volosova
 Russia
Meng Lili
 China
Audrey Prieto
 France
67 kg Martine Dugrenier
 Canada
Mami Shinkai
 Japan
Kateryna Burmistrova
 Ukraine
Ochirbatyn Nasanburmaa
 Mongolia
72 kg Stanka Zlateva
 Bulgaria
Hong Yan
 China
Kyoko Hamaguchi
 Japan
Ohenewa Akuffo
 Canada

Participating nations[edit]

139 competitors from 41 nations participated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TheMat.com - The Ultimate Source of Real Wrestling!". Themat.com. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 

External links[edit]

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