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The Judo competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics was the return of the sport following its absence at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Medals were awarded in six weight classes, and competition was restricted to men only. Among the highlights was Willem Ruska of the Netherlands winning gold medals in both the heavyweight and open class competition, becoming the first judoka to win two olympic gold medals.

Judo

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Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Lightweight
63 kg
details
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Takao Kawaguchi
Japan (JPN)
none awarded[1] Flag of North Korea.svg Kim Yong-Ik
North Korea (PRK)
Flag of France.svg Jean-Jacques Mounier
France (FRA)
Half Middleweight
70 kg
details
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Toyokazu Nomura
Japan (JPN)
Flag of Poland.svg Anton Zajkowski
Poland (POL)
Flag of East Germany.svg Dietmar Hötger
East Germany (GDR)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Anatoliy Novikov
Soviet Union (URS)
Middleweight
80 kg
details
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Shinobu Sekine
Japan (JPN)
Flag of South Korea.svg Oh Seung-Lip
South Korea (KOR)
Flag of France.svg Jean-Paul Coche
France (FRA)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Jacks
Great Britain (GBR)
Half-Heavyweight
93 kg
details
Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Shota Chochishvili
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Starbrook
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Germany.svg Paul Barth
West Germany (FRG)
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Chiaki Ishii
Brazil (BRA)
Heavyweight
+93 kg
details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willem Ruska
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of Germany.svg Klaus Glahn
West Germany (FRG)
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg Motoki Nishimura
Japan (JPN)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Givi Onashvili
Soviet Union (URS)
Open category
details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willem Ruska
Netherlands (NED)
Flag of the Soviet Union 1955.svg Vitali Kuznetsov
Soviet Union (URS)
Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Brondani
France (FRA)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Angelo Parisi
Great Britain (GBR)
  1. ^ The silver medal was originally awarded to Bakaava Buidaa of Mongolia, but Buidaa was stripped of his medal after he tested positive for excessive caffeine.

Participating nations

Medal Table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 3 0 1 4
2  Netherlands (NED) 2 0 0 2
3  Soviet Union (URS) 1 1 2 4
4  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 2 3
 West Germany (FRG) 0 1 1 2
6  Poland (POL) 0 1 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
8  France (FRA) 0 0 3 3
9  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 East Germany (GDR) 0 0 1 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 0 1 1

References

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