Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

The Judo competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics continued the seven weight classes first used at the 1980 Games. With the open division, there were eight competitions. Japan returned to the top of the medal count, after boycotting the Moscow games. Because of the Soviet-led boycott of the Los Angeles games, several traditionally strong judo countries, including Cuba and the Soviet Union, did not participate. The Judo competition was held at California State University, Los Angeles.[1]

at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Judo pictogram.svg
VenueEagle's Nest Arena
Dates4 to 11 August 1984
Competitors211 from 61 nations
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Austrian Peter Seisenbacher in the 86 kg class won the gold medal, as did Hitoshi Saito of Japan in the over 95 kg class, feats they would repeat in 1988, becoming the first judoka to win gold at two Olympics.

Popular pro wrestler/judoka Chris Adams appeared as an advisor to the UK Judo squad, where his brother Neil Adams won a silver medal in the 78 kg class. It was the third and final Olympics the Adams brothers were involved in, competitor or otherwise.

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Extra Lightweight
60 kg
Shinji Hosokawa
Kim Jae-yup
  South Korea
Neil Eckersley
  Great Britain
Edward Liddie
  United States
Half Lightweight
65 kg
Yoshiyuki Matsuoka
Hwang Jung-oh
  South Korea
Marc Alexandre
Josef Reiter
71 kg
Ahn Byeong-keun
  South Korea
Ezio Gamba
Kerrith Brown
  Great Britain
Luis Onmura
Half Middleweight
78 kg
Frank Wieneke
  West Germany
Neil Adams
  Great Britain
Mircea Frăţică
Michel Nowak
86 kg
Peter Seisenbacher
Robert Berland
  United States
Walter Carmona
Seiki Nose
Half Heavyweight
95 kg
Ha Hyung-joo
  South Korea
Douglas Vieira
Bjarni Friðriksson
Günther Neureuther
  West Germany
+95 kg
Hitoshi Saito
Angelo Parisi
Mark Berger
Cho Yong-chul
  South Korea
Open category
Yasuhiro Yamashita
Mohamed Ali Rashwan
Mihai Cioc
Arthur Schnabel
  West Germany

Participating nationsEdit

Medal tableEdit

1  Japan4015
2  South Korea2215
3  West Germany1023
4  Austria1012
5  Brazil0123
  Great Britain0123
8  United States0112
9  Egypt0101
11  Romania0022
12  Canada0011
Totals (13 nations)881632

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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