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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.

Judo
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.

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Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

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

Women's eventsEdit

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

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (China)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan4127
2  China*3014
3  South Korea1214
4  Azerbaijan1012
5  Georgia1001
  Germany1001
  Italy1001
  Mongolia1001
  Romania1001
10  Cuba0336
11  France0224
12  Netherlands0145
13  North Korea0123
14  Algeria0112
  Uzbekistan0112
16  Austria0101
  Kazakhstan0101
18  Brazil0033
19  Argentina0011
  Egypt0011
  Slovenia0011
  Switzerland0011
  Tajikistan0011
  Ukraine0011
  United States0011
Totals (25 nations)14142856

QualificationEdit

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.

See alsoEdit

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