National Wrestling Hall of Fame

World Championships Wall

The greatest wrestlers from all around the world are featured on the “World Championships” wall. Here visitors will see photos of such legends as Ivan Yarigian, Alexander Karelin and Sergei Belaglazov of the former Soviet Union, as well as Japanese star Yojiro Uetake and Sweden’s Ivan Johansson. Johansson is the only wrestler to win a gold medal in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling in the Olympic Games.