Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Judo competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 15 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium.

at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueBeijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Dates9 – 15 August
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This was the fifth Olympics for Driulys González (Cuba), Mária Pekli (Australia), Ryoko Tamura-Tani (Japan). The only other judokas to compete at five Olympics are Belgian Robert Van de Walle and Puerto Rican judoka-bobsledder Jorge Bonnet.

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (60 kg)
Choi Min-ho
  South Korea
Ludwig Paischer
Rishod Sobirov
Ruben Houkes
Half-lightweight (66 kg)
Masato Uchishiba
Benjamin Darbelet
Yordanis Arencibia
Pak Chol-min
  North Korea
Lightweight (73 kg)
Elnur Mammadli
Wang Ki-chun
  South Korea
Rasul Boqiev
Leandro Guilheiro
Half-middleweight (81 kg)
Ole Bischof
Kim Jae-bum
  South Korea
Tiago Camilo
Roman Gontiuk
Middleweight (90 kg)
Irakli Tsirekidze
Amar Benikhlef
Hesham Mesbah
Sergei Aschwanden
Half-heavyweight (100 kg)
Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar
Askhat Zhitkeyev
Movlud Miraliyev
Henk Grol
Heavyweight (+100 kg)
Satoshi Ishii
Abdullo Tangriev
Teddy Riner
Oscar Braison

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (48 kg)
Alina Alexandra Dumitru
Yanet Bermoy
Paula Pareto
Ryoko Tani
Half-lightweight (52 kg)
Xian Dongmei
An Kum-ae
  North Korea
Soraya Haddad
Misato Nakamura
Lightweight (57 kg)
Giulia Quintavalle
Deborah Gravenstijn
Xu Yan
Ketleyn Quadros
Half-middleweight (63 kg)
Ayumi Tanimoto
Lucie Décosse
Elisabeth Willeboordse
Won Ok-Im
  North Korea
Middleweight (70 kg)
Masae Ueno
Anaysi Hernández
Ronda Rousey
  United States
Edith Bosch
Half-heavyweight (78 kg)
Yang Xiuli
Yalennis Castillo
Jeong Gyeong-mi
  South Korea
Stéphanie Possamaï
Heavyweight (+78 kg)
Tong Wen
Maki Tsukada
Idalys Ortiz
Lucija Polavder

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (China)

1  Japan4127
2  China*3014
3  South Korea1214
4  Azerbaijan1012
5  Georgia1001
10  Cuba0336
11  France0224
12  Netherlands0145
13  North Korea0123
14  Algeria0112
16  Austria0101
18  Brazil0033
19  Argentina0011
  United States0011
Totals (25 nations)14142856


Together with 366 directly qualified athletes, there will be 20 invitational places from a Tripartite Commission (genders and categories are yet to be decided), making up a total athlete quota of 386 athletes—217 men, 147 women and 22 places not yet allocated to a gender.

An NOC may enter up to one athlete per weight category. The qualifying places will be allocated as follows:

Event/Union Date Location Men Women Totals
World Championships September 13–16, 2007   Rio de Janeiro 6 6 84
African Judo Union May 2006 – May 2008 3 2 35
Judo Union of Asia Nov 2006 – Apr 2008 5 3 58[a]
European Judo Union Apr 2007 – Apr 2008 9 5 98
Oceania Judo Union Sep 2007 – Mar 2008 1 1 14
Pan-American Judo Union May 2006 – May 2008 6 3 63
Host Nation (CHN) 1 1 14[b]
TOTAL 31 21 366

a Two additional places will be awarded to this union, but gender and weight categories are to be defined.

b If the host nation qualifies athletes directly through the world championships or Asian continental qualification system, the reserved entry places will be reallocated as part of the Asian continental qualification.

Continental qualification places will be allocated through the ranking system based on the major tournaments on the continent (continental championships, qualification tournaments). More important tournaments and tournaments closer to the Olympics will carry more points. Deadline for the unions to confirm the places was May 21, 2008.

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