Judo at the 1964 Summer Olympics

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The judo competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics was the first time the sport was included in the Summer Olympic Games. Medals were awarded in 4 classes, and competition was restricted to men only. The competition was held in the Nippon Budokan, which was built to host the competition. Of note is that future United States Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell competed for the United States in the competition, though he did not win a medal.


Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
68 kg
 Takehide Nakatani
Japan (JPN)
 Eric Hänni
Switzerland (SUI)
 Ārons Bogoļubovs
Soviet Union (URS)
 Oleg Stepanov
Soviet Union (URS)
80 kg
 Isao Okano
Japan (JPN)
 Wolfgang Hofmann
Germany (EUA)
 James Bregman
United States (USA)
 Kim Eui-Tae
South Korea (KOR)
+80 kg
 Isao Inokuma
Japan (JPN)
 Doug Rogers
Canada (CAN)
 Parnaoz Chikviladze
Soviet Union (URS)
 Anzor Kiknadze
Soviet Union (URS)
Open category
 Anton Geesink
Netherlands (NED)
 Akio Kaminaga
Japan (JPN)
 Theodore Boronovskis
Australia (AUS)
 Klaus Glahn
Germany (EUA)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 72 judoka from twenty-seven nations competed at the Tokyo Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 3 1 0 4
2  Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
3  Germany (EUA) 0 1 1 2
4  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 0 1
6  Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 4 4
7  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 8 16