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The Sumo World Championships is an amateur men's "sumo competition organized by the "International Sumo Federation. The competition started in 1992 and since the Women Sumo World Championships started in 2001 both competitions have been held together. The competitions are generally held every year.

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Weight Classes[edit]

Weight class Men Women Jr. Men* Jr. Women*
Open Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Heavyweight 115+ kg 80+ kg 100+ kg 75+ kg
Middleweight 85−115 kg 65–80 kg 80–100 kg 60–75 kg
Lightweight −85 kg −65 kg −80 kg −60 kg

 *   Age restrictions of 13–18 years old apply

Men's Individual competition[edit]

The wrestlers who subsequently entered professional sumo also have their ring name or "shikona listed.

  Year Host country, city Weight class Winner Country "shikona ref
1st 1992 "Japan, "Tokyo Openweight Kazuo Saitō  "Japan [1]
Heavyweight Takeharu Dejima  "Japan "Dejima Takeharu
Lightweight Akihiro Kiku  "Japan
2nd 1993 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Sunao Yasu  "Japan [2]
Heavyweight Fumihito Tsuruga  "Japan Hokutomori Fumihito
Middleweight Akihiro Kiku  "Japan
Lightweight Hitoshi Omura  "Japan
3rd 1994 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Badmanyambuu Bat-Erdene  "Mongolia [3]
Heavyweight Keiji Tamiya  "Japan "Kotomitsuki Keiji
Middleweight Ryōji Kumagai  "Japan "Kaihō Ryōji
Lightweight Bayanmnh Gantogtoh  "Mongolia
4th 1995 Japan, Tokyo Openweight "Emmanuel Yarborough  "United States [4]
Heavyweight Naohito Saitō  "Japan "Hayateumi Hidehito
Middleweight Ryōji Kumagai  "Japan Kaihō Ryōji
Lightweight Agvaansamdan Suhbat  "Mongolia
5th 1996 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Mark Robinson  "South Africa [5]
Heavyweight Koichi Katō  "Japan
Middleweight Tatsurō Takahama  "Japan "Hamanishiki Tatsurō
Lightweight Hitoshi Omura  "Japan
6th 1997 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Naohito Saitō  "Japan Hayateumi Hidehito [6]
Heavyweight Keiji Tamiya  "Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji
Middleweight Tatsurō Takahama  "Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
Lightweight Agvaansamdan Suhbat  "Mongolia
7th 1998 Japan, Tokyo Openweight Keiji Tamiya  "Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji [7]
Heavyweight Jörg Brümmer  "Germany
Middleweight Tatsurō Takahama  "Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
Lightweight Svetoslav Binev  "Bulgaria
8th 1999 "Germany, "Riesa Openweight Levan Ebanoidze "Georgia (country) "Georgia [8]
Heavyweight Takahisa Osanai  "Japan
Middleweight Hideto Tsushima  "Japan
Lightweight Svetoslav Binev  "Bulgaria
9th 2000 "Brazil, "São Paulo Openweight Tōru Kakizoe  "Japan "Kakizoe Tōru [9]
Heavyweight Takahisa Osanai  "Japan
Middleweight Aias Mongouch  "Russia
Lightweight Peer Schmidt-Düwiger  "Germany
10th 2001 Japan, "Aomori Openweight Torsten Scheibler  "Germany [10]
Heavyweight Robert Paczków  "Poland
Middleweight Aias Mongouch  "Russia
Lightweight Chōhei Kimura  "Japan
11th 2002 "Poland, "Kraków Openweight "Alan Karaev  "Russia [11]
Heavyweight Robert Paczków  "Poland
Middleweight David Tsallagov  "Russia
Lightweight Claudio Ikemori  "Brazil
2003 "Hong Kong Cancelled due to the "SARS outbreak.
12th 2004 Germany, Riesa Openweight Keishō Shimoda  "Japan Wakakeishō Hiroki [12]
Heavyweight Takayuki Ichihara  "Japan "Kiyoseumi Takayuki
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  "Japan
Lightweight Vitaliy Tikhenko  "Ukraine
13th 2005 Japan, "Osaka Openweight Torsten Scheibler  "Germany [13]
Heavyweight Takayuki Ichihara  "Japan Kiyoseumi Takayuki
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  "Japan
Lightweight Vitaliy Tikhenko  "Ukraine
14th 2006 Japan, "Sakai Openweight Alan Gabaraev  "Russia "Aran Hakutora [14]
Heavyweight "Byambajav Ulambayar  "Mongolia "Daishōchi Kenta
(ex-professional sumo wrestler)
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  "Japan
Lightweight Takaharu Nagasawa  "Japan
15th 2007 "Thailand, "Chiang Mai Openweight Alan Karaev  "Russia [15]
Heavyweight Byambajav Ulambayar  "Mongolia Daishōchi Kenta
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  "Japan
Lightweight "Sándor Bárdosi  "Hungary
16th 2008 "Estonia, "Rakvere Openweight Naranbat Gankhuyag  "Mongolia Maenoyū Tarō
(ex-professional sumo wrestler)
[16]
Heavyweight Takashi Himeno  "Japan
Middleweight Katsuo Yoshida  "Japan
Lightweight Takashi Shimako  "Japan
2009 "Egypt, "Alexandria Cancelled due to the "flu pandemic
17th 2010 Poland, "Warsaw Openweight Vasily Margiev  "Russia [17]
Heavyweight Dezso Libor  "Hungary
Middleweight Ryō Itō  "Japan
Lightweight Stiliyan Georgiev  "Bulgaria
2011 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to political instability
18th 2012 "Hong Kong, "Wan Chai Openweight Naranbat Gankhuyag  "Mongolia Maenoyū Tarō [18]
Heavyweight Alan Karaev  "Russia
Middleweight Kostiantyn Iermakov  "Ukraine
Lightweight Gantugs Rentsendorj  "Mongolia
19th 2014 "Taiwan, "Kaohsiung Openweight Turbold Baasansuren  "Mongolia Mitoryū Takayuki [19]
Heavyweight Alan Karaev  "Russia
Middleweight Kiyoyuki Noguchi  "Japan
Lightweight Yūya Nakamura  "Japan
20th 2015 Japan, Osaka Openweight Sōichirō Kurokawa  "Japan [20]
Heavyweight Ryōta Oyanagi  "Japan "Yutakayama Ryōta
Middleweight Atsamaz Kaziev  "Russia
Lightweight Yūya Nakamura  "Japan
21st 2016 "Mongolia, "Ulaanbaatar Openweight Turbold Baasansuren  "Mongolia Mitoryū Takayuki
Heavyweight Vasilii Margiev  "Russia
Middleweight Hayato Miwa  "Japan
Lightweight Batyr Altyev  "Russia
22nd 2018 "Taoyuan, Taiwan Openweight
Heavyweight
Middleweight
Lightweight

Men's Team competition[edit]

Year 1st place 2nd place 3rd 3rd
1992  "Japan  "United States  "Mongolia  "France
1993  "Japan  "United States  "Mongolia  "Russia
1994  "Japan  "United States  "Brazil  "Mongolia
1995  "Japan  "Mongolia  "Brazil  "United States
1996  "Japan  "Mongolia  "Finland  "Germany
1997  "Japan  "Finland  "United States  "Estonia
1998  "Japan  "United States  "Germany  "Poland
1999  "Japan  "Poland  "Russia  "United States
2000  "Germany  "Japan  "Russia  "Poland
2001  "Japan  "Germany  "Mongolia  "Norway
2002  "Japan  "Norway  "Poland  "Hungary
2004  "Japan  "Bulgaria  "Germany  "Hungary
2005  "Japan  "Bulgaria  "Russia  "Norway
2006  "Russia  "Japan  "Mongolia  "Poland
2007  "Russia  "Japan  "Ukraine  "Mongolia
2008  "Russia  "Japan  "Poland  "Mongolia
2010  "Japan  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Mongolia
2012  "Japan  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Mongolia
2014  "Japan  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Mongolia
2015  "Russia  "Mongolia  "Georgia  "Japan
2016  "Russia  "Mongolia  "Ukraine  "Japan

Women's Individual competition[edit]

  Year Host country, city Weight class Winner Country ref
1st 2001 Japan, "Aomori Openweight "Sandra Köppen  "Germany [21]
Heavyweight Veronika Kozlovskaya  "Japan
Middleweight Satomi Ishigaya  "Belarus
Lightweight "Lene Aanes  "Germany
2nd 2002 "Poland, "Kraków Openweight Rie Tsuihiji  "Japan [22]
Heavyweight Olesya Kovalenko  "Russia
Middleweight Edyta Witkowska  "Poland
Lightweight Satomi Ishigaya  "Japan
2003 "Hong Kong Cancelled due to the "SARS outbreak.
3rd 2004 Germany, Riesa Openweight "Sandra Köppen  "Germany [23]
Heavyweight Fernanda Pereira da Costa  "Brazil
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  "Russia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  "Ukraine
4th 2005 Japan, "Osaka Openweight Ekaterina Keyb  "Russia [24]
Heavyweight Sandra Köppen  "Germany
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  "Russia
Lightweight Satomi Ishigaya  "Japan
5th 2006 Japan, "Sakai Openweight Anna Zhigalova  "Russia [25]
Heavyweight Olesya Kovalenko  "Russia
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  "Russia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  "Ukraine
6th 2007 "Thailand, "Chiang Mai Openweight Ekaterina Keyb  "Russia [26]
Heavyweight Olesya Kovalenko  "Russia
Middleweight Asano Matsuura  "Japan
Lightweight Nelli Vorobyeva  "Russia
7th 2008 "Estonia, "Rakvere Openweight Anna Zhigalova  "Russia [27]
Heavyweight Olga Davydko  "Ukraine
Middleweight "Maryna Pryshchepa  "Ukraine
Lightweight Nelli Vorobyeva  "Russia
2009 "Egypt, "Alexandria Cancelled due to the "flu pandemic
8th 2010 Poland, "Warsaw Openweight Sylwia Krzemien  "Poland [28]
Heavyweight Anna Zhigalova  "Russia
Middleweight Dulmaa Yadmaa  "Mongolia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  "Ukraine
2011 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to political instability
9th 2012 "Hong Kong, "Wan Chai Openweight Yuka Ueta  "Japan [29]
Heavyweight Anna Zhigalova  "Russia
Middleweight Svetlana Panteleeva  "Russia
Lightweight Alina Boykova  "Ukraine
10th 2014 "Taiwan, "Kaohsiung Openweight Anna Zhigalova  "Russia [30]
Heavyweight Mariia Drboian  "Ukraine
Middleweight Anna Aleksandrova  "Russia
Lightweight "Vera Koval  "Russia
11th 2015 Japan, Osaka Openweight Anna Zhigalova  "Russia [31]
Heavyweight Sunjidmaa Khishigdorj  "Mongolia
Middleweight Maryna Maksymenko  "Ukraine
Lightweight Daria Ibragimova  "Russia
12th 2016 "Mongolia, "Ulaanbaatar Openweight Anna Poliakova (nee Zhigalova)  "Russia
Heavyweight Sunjidmaa Khishigdorj  "Mongolia
Middleweight Maryna Maksymenko  "Ukraine
Lightweight Alina Boykova  "Ukraine
13th 2018 "Taoyuan, Taiwan Openweight
Heavyweight
Middleweight
Lightweight

Women's Team competition[edit]

Year 1st place 2nd place 3rd 3rd
2001  "Germany  "Norway  "Japan  "Russia
2002  "Japan  "Germany  "Mongolia  "Brazil
2004  "Germany  "Russia  "Japan  "Brazil
2005  "Russia  "Mongolia  "Hungary  "Ukraine
2006  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Mongolia  "Japan
2007  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Japan  "Netherlands
2008  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Poland  "Japan
2010  "Japan  "Mongolia  "Brazil  "Russia
2012  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Poland  "Japan
2014  "Russia  "Ukraine  "Chinese Taipei  "Japan
2015  "Ukraine  "Japan  "Russia  "Mongolia
2016  "Russia  "Mongolia  "Japan  "Ukraine

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "2nd Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "3rd Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  4. ^ "4th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  5. ^ "5th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  6. ^ "6th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  7. ^ "7th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  8. ^ "8th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  9. ^ "9th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  10. ^ "10th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  11. ^ "11th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  12. ^ "12th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  13. ^ "13th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  14. ^ "14th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  15. ^ "15th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  16. ^ "16th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  17. ^ "17th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 12 Nov 2012. 
  18. ^ "18th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "19th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 13 Nov 2014. 
  20. ^ "20th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "1st Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "2nd Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "3rd Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "4th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "5th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "6th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "7th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "8th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "9th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "10th Women's Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 13 Nov 2014. 
  31. ^ "11th Sumo World Championships Results" (PDF). Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
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