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World Individual Speedway Championship

Year   Location        Champion               Country
1936   Wembley         Lionel Van Praag       Australia
1937   Wembley         Jack Milne             USA
1938   Wembley         Arthur Wilkinson       Australia
No competition due to World War 2
1949   Wembley         Tommy Price            GB
1950   Wembley         Fred  Williams         GB
195I   Wembley         Jack Young             Australia
1952   Wembley         Jack Young             Australia
1953   Wembley         Fred Williams          GB
1954   Wembley         Ronnie Moore           New Zealand
1955   Wembley         Peter Craven           GB
1956   Wembley         Ove Fundin             Sweden
1957   Wembley         Barry Briggs           New Zealand
1958   Wembley         Barry Briggs           New Zealand
1959   Wembley         Ronnie Moore           New Zealand
1960   Wembley         Ove Fundin             Sweden
1961   Malmoe          Ove Fundin             Sweden
1962   Wembley         Peter Craven           GB
1963   Wembley         Ove Fundin             Sweden
1964   Goeteborg       Barry Briggs           New Zealand
1965   Wembley         Bjoern Knutsson        Sweden
1966   Goeteborg       Barry Briggs           New Zealand
1967   Wembley         Ove Fundin             Sweden
1968   Goeteborg       Ivan Mauger            New Zealand
1969   Wembley         Ivan Mauger            New Zealand
1970   Wroclaw         Ivan Mauger            New Zealand
1971   Goeteborg       Ole Olsen              Denmark
1972   Wembley         Ivan Mauger            New Zealand
1973   Chorzow         Jerzy Szczakiel        Poland
1974   Goeteborg       Anders Michanek        Sweden
1975   Wembley         Ole Olsen              Denmark
1976   Chorzow         Peter Collins          GB
1977   Goeteborg       Ivan Mauger            New Zealand
1978   Wembley         Ole Olsen              Denmark
1979   Chorzow         Ivan Mauger            New Zealand
1980   Goeteborg       Michael Lee            GB
1981   Wembley         Bruce Penhall          USA
1982   Los Angeles     Bruce Penhall          USA
1983   Norden          Egon Mueller           Germany
1984   Goeteborg       Erik Gundersen         Denmark
1985   Bradford        Erik Gundersen         Denmark
1986   Chorzow         Hans Nielsen           Denmark
1987   Amsterdam       Hans Nielsen           Denmark
1988   Vojens          Erik Gundersen         Denmark
1989   Muenchen        Hans Nielsen           Denmark
1990   Bradford        Per Jonsson            Sweden
1991   Goeteborg       Jan O.Pedersen         Denmark
1992   Wroclaw         Gary Havelock          GB
1993   Pocking         Sam Ermolenko          USA
1994   Vojens          Tony Rickardsson       Sweden

Since 1995, this title has been decided by a Grand Prix Series.

Year   Champion               Country
1995   Hans Nielsen           Denmark
1996   Billy Hamill           USA
1997   Greg Hancock           USA
1998   Tony Rickarsson        Sweden
1999   Tony Rickarsson        Sweden
2000   Mark Loram             Great Britain
2001   Tony Rickarsson        Sweden
2002   Tony Rickarsson        Sweden
2003   Nicki Pederson         Sweden