Sumo World Championships

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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.

Sumo full-contact wrestling sport

Sumo is a form of competitive full-contact wrestling where a rikishi (wrestler) attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring (dohyō) or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles of his feet.

The International Sumo Federation (IFS) is the largest international governing body of sport Sumo with over 87 member countries. It was formed in 1992 and is the only Sumo organization recognised by the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Weight Classes

Weight classMenWomenJr. Men*Jr. Women*
OpenUnrestrictedUnrestrictedUnrestrictedUnrestricted
Heavyweight115+ kg80+ kg100+ kg75+ kg
Middleweight85−115 kg65–80 kg80–100 kg60–75 kg
Lightweight−85 kg−65 kg−80 kg−60 kg

 *   Age restrictions of 13–18 years old apply

Men's Individual competition

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

A shikona is a sumo wrestler's ring name.

 YearHost country, cityWeight classWinnerCountry shikona ref
1st1992 Japan, Tokyo OpenweightKazuo SaitōFlag of Japan.svg  Japan [1]
HeavyweightTakeharu DejimaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Dejima Takeharu
LightweightAkihiro KikuFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
2nd1993Japan, TokyoOpenweightSunao YasuFlag of Japan.svg  Japan [2]
HeavyweightFumihito TsurugaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Hokutomori Fumihito
MiddleweightAkihiro KikuFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightHitoshi OmuraFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
3rd1994Japan, TokyoOpenweightBadmanyambuu Bat-ErdeneFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia [3]
HeavyweightKeiji TamiyaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji
MiddleweightRyōji KumagaiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kaihō Ryōji
LightweightBayanmnh GantogtohFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
4th1995Japan, TokyoOpenweight Emmanuel Yarborough Flag of the United States.svg  United States [4]
HeavyweightNaohito SaitōFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Hayateumi Hidehito
MiddleweightRyōji KumagaiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kaihō Ryōji
LightweightAgvaansamdan SuhbatFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
5th1996Japan, TokyoOpenweightMark RobinsonFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa [5]
HeavyweightKoichi KatōFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MiddleweightTatsurō TakahamaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
LightweightHitoshi OmuraFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
6th1997Japan, TokyoOpenweightNaohito SaitōFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Hayateumi Hidehito [6]
HeavyweightKeiji TamiyaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji
MiddleweightTatsurō TakahamaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
LightweightAgvaansamdan SuhbatFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
7th1998Japan, TokyoOpenweightKeiji TamiyaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kotomitsuki Keiji [7]
HeavyweightJörg BrümmerFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
MiddleweightTatsurō TakahamaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Hamanishiki Tatsurō
LightweightSvetoslav BinevFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
8th1999 Germany, Riesa OpenweightLevan Ebanoidze Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg Georgia [8]
HeavyweightTakahisa OsanaiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MiddleweightHideto TsushimaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightSvetoslav BinevFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
9th2000 Brazil, São Paulo OpenweightTōru KakizoeFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kakizoe Tōru [9]
HeavyweightTakahisa OsanaiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MiddleweightAias MongouchFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightPeer Schmidt-DüwigerFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
10th2001Japan, Aomori OpenweightTorsten ScheiblerFlag of Germany.svg  Germany [10]
HeavyweightRobert PaczkówFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
MiddleweightAias MongouchFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightChōhei KimuraFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
11th2002 Poland, Kraków Openweight Alan Karaev Flag of Russia.svg  Russia [11]
HeavyweightRobert PaczkówFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
MiddleweightDavid TsallagovFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightClaudio IkemoriFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2003 Hong Kong Cancelled due to the SARS outbreak.
12th2004Germany, RiesaOpenweightKeishō ShimodaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Wakakeishō Hiroki [12]
HeavyweightTakayuki IchiharaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kiyoseumi Takayuki
MiddleweightKatsuo YoshidaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightVitaliy TikhenkoFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
13th2005Japan, Osaka OpenweightTorsten ScheiblerFlag of Germany.svg  Germany [13]
HeavyweightTakayuki IchiharaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Kiyoseumi Takayuki
MiddleweightKatsuo YoshidaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightVitaliy TikhenkoFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
14th2006Japan, Sakai OpenweightAlan GabaraevFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Aran Hakutora [14]
Heavyweight Byambajav Ulambayar Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Daishōchi Kenta
(ex-professional sumo wrestler)
MiddleweightKatsuo YoshidaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightTakaharu NagasawaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
15th2007 Thailand, Chiang Mai OpenweightAlan KaraevFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [15]
HeavyweightByambajav UlambayarFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Daishōchi Kenta
MiddleweightKatsuo YoshidaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Lightweight Sándor Bárdosi Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
16th2008 Estonia, Rakvere OpenweightNaranbat GankhuyagFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Maenoyū Tarō
(ex-professional sumo wrestler)
[16]
HeavyweightTakashi HimenoFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MiddleweightKatsuo YoshidaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightTakashi ShimakoFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
2009 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to the flu pandemic
17th2010Poland, Warsaw OpenweightVasily MargievFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [17]
HeavyweightDezso LiborFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
MiddleweightRyō ItōFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightStiliyan GeorgievFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2011Egypt, AlexandriaCancelled due to political instability
18th2012 Hong Kong, Wan Chai OpenweightNaranbat GankhuyagFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Maenoyū Tarō [18]
HeavyweightAlan KaraevFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightKostiantyn IermakovFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
LightweightGantugs RentsendorjFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
19th2014 Taiwan, Kaohsiung OpenweightTurbold BaasansurenFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Mitoryū Takayuki [19]
HeavyweightAlan KaraevFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightKiyoyuki NoguchiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightYūya NakamuraFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
20th2015Japan, OsakaOpenweightSōichirō KurokawaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan [20]
HeavyweightRyōta OyanagiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Yutakayama Ryōta
MiddleweightAtsamaz KazievFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightYūya NakamuraFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
21st2016 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar OpenweightTurbold BaasansurenFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Mitoryū Takayuki
HeavyweightVasilii MargievFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightHayato MiwaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightBatyr AltyevFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
22nd2018 Taoyuan, Taiwan Openweight
Heavyweight
Middleweight
Lightweight

Men's Team competition

Year1st place2nd place3rd3rd
1992Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of France.svg  France
1993Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1994Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
1995Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1997Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
1998Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
1999Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2000Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2001Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2002Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2004Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2005Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2006Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2007Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2008Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2010Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2012Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2014Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2015Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2016Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Women's Individual competition

 YearHost country, cityWeight classWinnerCountryref
1st2001Japan, Aomori Openweight Sandra Köppen Flag of Germany.svg  Germany [21]
HeavyweightVeronika KozlovskayaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
MiddleweightSatomi IshigayaFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
Lightweight Lene Aanes Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2nd2002 Poland, Kraków OpenweightRie TsuihijiFlag of Japan.svg  Japan [22]
HeavyweightOlesya KovalenkoFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightEdyta WitkowskaFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
LightweightSatomi IshigayaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
2003 Hong Kong Cancelled due to the SARS outbreak.
3rd2004Germany, RiesaOpenweight Sandra Köppen Flag of Germany.svg  Germany [23]
HeavyweightFernanda Pereira da CostaFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
MiddleweightSvetlana PanteleevaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightAlina BoykovaFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
4th2005Japan, Osaka OpenweightEkaterina KeybFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [24]
HeavyweightSandra KöppenFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
MiddleweightSvetlana PanteleevaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightSatomi IshigayaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
5th2006Japan, Sakai Openweight Anna Zhigalova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia [25]
HeavyweightOlesya KovalenkoFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightSvetlana PanteleevaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightAlina BoykovaFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
6th2007 Thailand, Chiang Mai OpenweightEkaterina KeybFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [26]
HeavyweightOlesya KovalenkoFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightAsano MatsuuraFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
LightweightNelli VorobyevaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
7th2008 Estonia, Rakvere OpenweightAnna ZhigalovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [27]
HeavyweightOlga DavydkoFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Middleweight Maryna Pryshchepa Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
LightweightNelli VorobyevaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
2009 Egypt, Alexandria Cancelled due to the flu pandemic
8th2010Poland, Warsaw OpenweightSylwia KrzemienFlag of Poland.svg  Poland [28]
HeavyweightAnna ZhigalovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightDulmaa YadmaaFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
LightweightAlina BoykovaFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2011Egypt, AlexandriaCancelled due to political instability
9th2012 Hong Kong, Wan Chai OpenweightYuka UetaFlag of Japan.svg  Japan [29]
HeavyweightAnna ZhigalovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
MiddleweightSvetlana PanteleevaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
LightweightAlina BoykovaFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
10th2014 Taiwan, Kaohsiung OpenweightAnna ZhigalovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [30]
HeavyweightMariia DrboianFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
MiddleweightAnna AleksandrovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
Lightweight Vera Koval Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
11th2015Japan, OsakaOpenweightAnna ZhigalovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia [31]
HeavyweightSunjidmaa KhishigdorjFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
MiddleweightMaryna MaksymenkoFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
LightweightDaria IbragimovaFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
12th2016 Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar OpenweightAnna Poliakova (nee Zhigalova)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
HeavyweightSunjidmaa KhishigdorjFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
MiddleweightMaryna MaksymenkoFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
LightweightAlina BoykovaFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
13th2018 Taoyuan, Taiwan Openweight
Heavyweight
Middleweight
Lightweight

Women's Team competition

Year1st place2nd place3rd3rd
2001Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2002Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2004Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
2005Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2006Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2007Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
2008Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2010Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2012Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2014Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2015Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2016Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

See also

Sumo was introduced as a World Games sport at the 2005 World Games in Duisburg.

Notes

  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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