1961 World Judo Championships

The 1961 World Judo Championships were the 3rd edition of the Men's World Judo Championships, and were held in Paris, France on 2 December 1961. The 1961 tournament was notable for Anton Geesink for being the first non-Japanese judoka to win gold at the World Judo Championship.[3]

1961 Men's World Judo Championships
VenueStade Pierre de Coubertin
LocationFrance Paris, France[1]
Dates2–3 December 1961[2]
Competitors57 from 25 nations
Competition at external databases
LinksIJF • JudoInside

Medal overviewEdit


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Open   Anton Geesink   Koji Sone[4]   Kim Ui-Tae
  Takeshi Koga

Medal tableEdit

1  Netherlands (NED)1001
2  Japan (JPN)0112
3  South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (3 entries)1124


  1. ^ "How Anton Geesink changed judo forever". CNN.
  2. ^ "World Championships Paris 1961 / IJF.org". www.ijf.org.
  3. ^ Inc, Active Interest Media (December 25, 1970). "Black Belt". Active Interest Media, Inc. – via Google Books. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ "Anton Geesink obituary". the Guardian. September 6, 2010.

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