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Judo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

The Judo competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics was the return of the sport following its absence at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] Medals were awarded in six weight classes, and competition was restricted to men only. Among the highlights was Willem Ruska of the Netherlands winning gold medals in both the heavyweight and open class competition, becoming the first judoka to win two Olympic gold medals.

Judo
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Judo
Venue Messegelände (competition rounds)
Boxhalle (finals)
Dates 31st August to 4th September 1972
Competitors 144 from 46 nations
← 1964
1976 →

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Japan 3 0 1 4
2   Netherlands 2 0 0 2
3   Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
4   Great Britain 0 1 2 3
5   West Germany 0 1 1 2
6   Poland 0 1 0 1
  South Korea 0 1 0 1
8   France 0 0 3 3
9   Brazil 0 0 1 1
  East Germany 0 0 1 1
  North Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 6 5 12 23

Participating countriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Judo at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 
  2. ^ The silver medal was originally awarded to Bakhvain Buyadaa of Mongolia, but Buyadaa was stripped of his medal after he tested positive for excessive caffeine.

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