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Judo

Judo

  • Judo
  • Pictogram -- Judo
  • International Judo Federation

Judo means "the gentle way" in Japanese. Of course, it is derived in part from jujitsu, the hand-to-hand combat technique of ancient samurai warriors, and everything is relative. While throwing opponents to the floor wins most matches, it is the only Olympic sport where submission holds allow choking an opponent or breaking an arm. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • + 100kg (heavyweight) Men
  • • - 60 kg Men
  • • 60 - 66kg (half-lightweight) Men
  • • 66 - 73kg (lightweight) Men
  • • 73 - 81kg (half-middleweight) Men
  • • 81 - 90kg (middleweight) Men
  • • 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men
  • • + 78kg (heavyweight) Women
  • • - 48kg (extra-lightweight) Women
  • • 48 - 52kg (half-lightweight) Women
  • • 52 - 57kg (lightweight) Women
  • • 57 - 63kg (half-middleweight) Women
  • • 63 - 70kg (middleweight) Women
  • • 70 - 78kg (half-heavyweight) Women

Athlete Quota:

217 men
147 women
22 places not yet allocated to a gender
Total of 386 athletes

Allocation
  • QUOTA
  • SYSTEM
  • TIMELINE
  • ENTRY (CHN)
  • ENTRY (INT'L)

Events:
Men:
Up to 60 kg, 60 to 66 kg, 66 to 73 kg, 73 to 81 kg, 81 to 90 kg, 90 to 100 kg, Over 100 kg
Women:
Up to 48 kg, 48 to 52 kg, 52 to 57 kg, 57 to 63 kg, 63 to 70 kg, 70 to 78 kg, Over 78 kg
Athlete quota:
217 men
147 women
22 places not yet allocated to a gender
Total of 386 athletes
Maximum per NOC:
1 athlete per event

Hall of Fame

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David Douillet
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Olympic Records

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