Judo at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 80 kg

The middleweight class was a judo event held as part of the Judo at the 1964 Summer Olympics programme. The weight class was the second-lightest contested, and allowed judokas of up to eighty kilograms. The competition was held on Wednesday, October 21, 1964.[1]

Twenty-five judokas from twenty nations competed.


Gold Silver Bronze
Isao Okano
Wolfgang Hofmann
  United Team of Germany
James Bregman
  United States
Kim Eui-Tae
  South Korea


Elimination roundEdit

The twenty-five competitors were divided into seven pools of three and one group of four. Each pool played a round-robin tournament, with the winner of the pool advancing to the quarterfinals.

Pool A

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Rodolfo Pérez (ARG) 2-0 QQ
2   Kanapathy Moorthy (MAS) 1-1
3   Bernardo Repuyan (PHI) 0-2

Pool B

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   James Bregman (USA) 2-0 QQ
2   Gabriel Goldschmied (MEX) 1-1
3   Peter Paige (AUS) 0-2

Pool C

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Wolfgang Hofmann (EUA) 2-0 QQ
2   Jacques le Berré (FRA) 1-1
3   Orlando Madrigal (CRC) 0-2

Pool D

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Peter Snijders (NED) 2-0 QQ
2   Pipat Singsanee (THA) 1-1
3   Thai Thuc Thuan (VIE) 0-2

Pool E

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Lhofei Shiozawa (BRA) 3-0 QQ
2   Alfred Redl (AUT) 2-1
3   Narzal García (PHI) 1-2
4   Rafael Barquero (CRC) 0-3

Pool F

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Kim Eui-Tae (KOR) 2-0 QQ
2   Huang Chin-chun (ROC) 1-1
3   Lê Bả Thành (VIE) 0-2

Pool G

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Lionel Grossain (FRA) 2-0 QQ
2   Jan Snijders (NED) 1-1
3   Sydney Hoare (GBR) 0-2

Pool H

Place Judoka Score Qual.
1   Isao Okano (JPN) 2-0 QQ
2   Fernando Matos (POR) 1-1
3   Jorge Lugo (VEN) 0-2

Knockout roundsEdit

The remaining eight judokas competed in a single elimination bracket. Losers in the quarterfinals were placed 5-8 while both losers in the semifinals won bronze medals.

October 21
October 21
October 21
  Isao Okano (JPN) Okuri-eri-jime  
  Lionel Grossain (FRA) 5:18       Isao Okano (JPN) Waza-ari-chikai-waza  
  Kim Eui-Tae (KOR) Awase-waza     Kim Eui-Tae (KOR) -  
  Lhofei Shiozawa (BRA) 1:33         Isao Okano (JPN) Yoko-shiho-gatame
  Wolfgang Hofmann (EUA) Uchi-mata         Wolfgang Hofmann (EUA) 1:36
  Peter Snijders (NED) 3:10       Wolfgang Hofmann (EUA) Udehishigi-juji-gatame
  James Bregman (USA) Awase-waza     James Bregman (USA) 1:21  
  Rodolfo Pérez (ARG) 5:16  


  • Tokyo Organizing Committee (1964). The Games of the XVIII Olympiad: Tokyo 1964, vol. 2.


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's Middleweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 May 2018.