Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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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, which were restricted to male judoka. Japan returned to the top of the medal count, after boycotting the Moscow games. Because of the Soviet led counter-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.

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.

Judo

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra Lightweight
60 kg
details
 Shinji Hosokawa
Japan (JPN)
 Kim Jae-Yup
South Korea (KOR)
 Neil Eckersley
Great Britain (GBR)
 Edward Liddie
United States (USA)
Half Lightweight
65 kg
details
 Yoshiyuki Matsuoka
Japan (JPN)
 Hwang Jung-Oh
South Korea (KOR)
 Marc Alexandre
France (FRA)
 Josef Reiter
Austria (AUT)
Lightweight
71 kg
details
 Ahn Byeong-Keun
South Korea (KOR)
 Ezio Gamba
Italy (ITA)
 Kerrith Brown
Great Britain (GBR)
 Luis Onmura
Brazil (BRA)
Half Middleweight
78 kg
details
 Frank Wieneke
West Germany (FRG)
 Neil Adams
Great Britain (GBR)
 Mircea Frăţică
Romania (ROU)
 Michel Nowak
France (FRA)
Middleweight
86 kg
details
 Peter Seisenbacher
Austria (AUT)
 Robert Berland
United States (USA)
 Walter Carmona
Brazil (BRA)
 Seiki Nose
Japan (JPN)
Half Heavyweight
95 kg
details
 Ha Hyung-Joo
South Korea (KOR)
 Douglas Vieira
Brazil (BRA)
 Bjarni Friðriksson
Iceland (ISL)
 Günther Neureuther
West Germany (FRG)
Heavyweight
+95 kg
details
 Hitoshi Saito
Japan (JPN)
 Angelo Parisi
France (FRA)
 Mark Berger
Canada (CAN)
 Cho Yong-Chul
South Korea (KOR)
Open category
details
 Yasuhiro Yamashita
Japan (JPN)
 Mohamed Ali Rashwan
Egypt (EGY)
 Mihai Cioc
Romania (ROU)
 Arthur Schnabel
West Germany (FRG)

Participating nations[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 4 0 1 5
2  South Korea (KOR) 2 2 1 5
3  West Germany (FRG) 1 0 2 3
4  Austria (AUT) 1 0 1 2
5  Brazil (BRA) 0 1 2 3
 France (FRA) 0 1 2 3
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 2 3
8  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
9  Egypt (EGY) 0 1 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
11  Romania (ROU) 0 0 2 2
12  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 Iceland (ISL) 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 16 32

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