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
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Shinji Hosokawa
 Japan
Kim Jae-yup
 South Korea
Neil Eckersley
 Great Britain
Edward Liddie
 United States
Half Lightweight
65 kg
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Yoshiyuki Matsuoka
 Japan
Hwang Jung-oh
 South Korea
Marc Alexandre
 France
Josef Reiter
 Austria
Lightweight
71 kg
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Ahn Byeong-keun
 South Korea
Ezio Gamba
 Italy
Kerrith Brown
 Great Britain
Luis Onmura
 Brazil
Half Middleweight
78 kg
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Frank Wieneke
 West Germany
Neil Adams
 Great Britain
Mircea Frăţică
 Romania
Michel Nowak
 France
Middleweight
86 kg
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Peter Seisenbacher
 Austria
Robert Berland
 United States
Walter Carmona
 Brazil
Seiki Nose
 Japan
Half Heavyweight
95 kg
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Ha Hyung-joo
 South Korea
Douglas Vieira
 Brazil
Bjarni Friðriksson
 Iceland
Günther Neureuther
 West Germany
Heavyweight
+95 kg
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Hitoshi Saito
 Japan
Angelo Parisi
 France
Mark Berger
 Canada
Cho Yong-chul
 South Korea
Open category
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Yasuhiro Yamashita
 Japan
Mohamed Ali Rashwan
 Egypt
Mihai Cioc
 Romania
Arthur Schnabel
 West Germany

Participating nations[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 4 0 1 5
2  South Korea 2 2 1 5
3  West Germany 1 0 2 3
4  Austria 1 0 1 2
5  Brazil 0 1 2 3
 France 0 1 2 3
 Great Britain 0 1 2 3
8  United States 0 1 1 2
9  Egypt 0 1 0 1
 Italy 0 1 0 1
11  Romania 0 0 2 2
12  Canada 0 0 1 1
 Iceland 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 16 32

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