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, though he did not win a medal.

Judo

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Lightweight
68 kg
details
Takehide Nakatani
 Japan
Eric Hänni
 Switzerland
Ārons Bogoļubovs
 Soviet Union
Oleg Stepanov
 Soviet Union
Middleweight
80 kg
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Isao Okano
 Japan
Wolfgang Hofmann
 United Team of Germany
James Bregman
 United States
Kim Eui-tae
 South Korea
Heavyweight
+80 kg
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Isao Inokuma
 Japan
Doug Rogers
 Canada
Parnaoz Chikviladze
 Soviet Union
Anzor Kiknadze
 Soviet Union
Open category
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Anton Geesink
 Netherlands
Akio Kaminaga
 Japan
Theodore Boronovskis
 Australia
Klaus Glahn
 United Team of Germany

Participating nations[edit]

Judo at the 1964 Olympics on a stamp of Japan

A total of 72 judoka from twenty-seven nations competed at the Tokyo Games:[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 3 1 0 4
2  Netherlands 1 0 0 1
3  United Team of Germany 0 1 1 2
4  Canada 0 1 0 1
 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
6  Soviet Union 0 0 4 4
7  Australia 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 8 16

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Coordinates: 35°41′36″N 139°45′00″E / 35.6933°N 139.7500°E / 35.6933; 139.7500