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Dream Teams of the 20th Century: 1950s


:: Summer Olympics and World Championships Medals

The following table shows the ranking of the national teams by total number of medals won at the official IWF World Championships and Olympics won in 1950-1959.

  Team    Gold  Silver  Bronze  Total
1 SOVIET UNION 32 26 4 62
2 UNITED STATES 28 22 7 57
3 IRAN 2 5 14 21
4 EGYPT 4 6 8 18
5 POLAND 1 2 6 9
6 ITALY 0 2 5 7
7 GREAT BRITAIN 1 0 3 4
8 ARGENTINA 0 2 2 4
9 FRANCE 0 1 3 4
10 BULGARIA 0 1 2 3
11 CANADA 1 1 0 2
12 SOUTH KOREA 0 0 2 2
13 MYANMAR 0 0 2 2
14 SWEDEN 0 0 2 2
15 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 0 2 2
16 AUSTRIA 0 0 2 2
17 DENMARK 0 1 0 1
18 IRAQ 0 0 1 1
19 FINLAND 0 0 1 1
20 CZECHOSLOVAKIA 0 0 1 1
21 AUSTRALIA 0 0 1 1
22 HUNGARY 0 0 1 1

:: World Records

The following table shows the ranking of the national teams by total number of the official IWF world records set in 1950-1959.

  TEAM   Records Total Press Snatch C & J Total2 Total3
1 SOVIET UNION 203 47 78 57 21 0 47
2 UNITED STATES 93 23 21 19 30 0 23
3 CHINA 12 0 1 0 11 0 0
4 CANADA 8 0 8 0 0 0 0
5 SINGAPORE 6 0 2 0 4 0 0
6 SOUTH KOREA 6 1 0 1 4 0 1
7 JAPAN 6 0 0 2 4 0 0
8 IRAN 6 3 1 1 1 0 3
9 POLAND 3 0 0 2 1 0 0
10 PHILIPPINES 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
11 ITALY 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 FRANCE 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
13 EGYPT 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 BULGARIA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 ARGENTINA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 

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