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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]

Sport
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Judo pictogram.svg
VenueEagle's Nest Arena
Dates4th to 11th 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

Participating nationsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan4015
2  South Korea2215
3  West Germany1023
4  Austria1012
5  Brazil0123
  France0123
  Great Britain0123
8  United States0112
9  Egypt0101
  Italy0101
11  Romania0022
12  Canada0011
  Iceland0011
Totals (13 nations)881632


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Judo at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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