Judo at the 1988 Summer Olympics

The Judo competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics continued the seven weight classes first used at the 1980 Games. The open division was eliminated from the competition. Women's judo made its first appearance at the Olympic Games, as a demonstration sport. Japan failed to claim the top of the medal count for the first time in an Olympics in which they participated, coming in third behind South Korea and Poland.[1]

Judo
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Judo pictogram.svg
VenueJangchung Gymnasium
Dates25 September to 1 October 1988
Competitors119 from 62 nations
← 1984
1992 →

Peter Seisenbacher from Austria and Hitoshi Saito from Japan won the gold medal in their weight classes, defending their titles from 1984, and becoming the first judoka to win gold at two Olympics.

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Extra Lightweight
60 kg
details
Kim Jae-yup
  South Korea
Kevin Asano
  United States
Shinji Hosokawa
  Japan
Amiran Totikashvili
  Soviet Union
Half Lightweight
65 kg
details
Lee Kyung-keun
  South Korea
Janusz Pawłowski
  Poland
Bruno Carabetta
  France
Yosuke Yamamoto
  Japan
Lightweight
71 kg
details
Marc Alexandre
  France
Sven Loll
  East Germany
Mike Swain
  United States
Georgy Tenadze
  Soviet Union
Half Middleweight
78 kg
details
Waldemar Legień
  Poland
Frank Wieneke
  West Germany
Torsten Bréchôt
  East Germany
Bashir Varaev
  Soviet Union
Middleweight
86 kg
details
Peter Seisenbacher
  Austria
Vladimir Shestakov
  Soviet Union
Akinobu Osako
  Japan
Ben Spijkers
  Netherlands
Half Heavyweight
95 kg
details
Aurélio Miguel
  Brazil
Marc Meiling
  West Germany
Dennis Stewart
  Great Britain
Robert Van de Walle
  Belgium
Heavyweight
+95 kg
details
Hitoshi Saito
  Japan
Henry Stöhr
  East Germany
Cho Yong-chul
  South Korea
Grigory Verichev
  Soviet Union

Participating nationsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea2013
2  Poland1102
3  Japan1034
4  France1012
5  Austria1001
  Brazil1001
7  East Germany0213
8  West Germany0202
9  Soviet Union0145
10  United States0112
11  Belgium0011
  Great Britain0011
  Netherlands0011
Totals (13 nations)771428

Women's demonstration eventsEdit

Women's judo made its first appearance at the Olympic Games, as a demonstration sport. The following were the results of the women's competition. Women's Judo became an official part of the Olympic games from the 1992 Barcelona games and has been an integral part of the games since.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
−48 kg Li Zhongyun
  China
Fumiko Ezaki
  Japan
Cho Min-sun
  South Korea
Julie Reardon
  Australia
−52 kg Sharon Rendle
  United Kingdom
Dominique Brun
  France
Alessandra Giungi
  Italy
Kaori Yamaguchi
  Japan
−56 kg Suzanne Williams
  Australia
Liu Guizhu
  China
Catherine Arnaud
  France
Regina Philips
  West Germany
−61 kg Diane Bell
  United Kingdom
Lynn Roethke
  United States
Boguslawa Olechnowicz
  Poland
Noriko Mochida
  Japan
−66 kg Hikari Sasaki
  Japan
Brigitte Deydier
  France
Park Ji-young
  South Korea
Roswitha Hartl
  Austria
−72 kg Ingrid Berghmans
  Belgium
Bae Mi-jung
  South Korea
Yoko Tanabe
  Japan
Barbara Claßen
  West Germany
+72 kg Angelique Seriese
  Netherlands
Gao Fenglian
  China
Regina Sigmund
  West Germany
Margaret Castro
  United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Judo at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

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