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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 05:01 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men +100 kg Final - Gold Medal Contest

Teddy Riner (FRA)
Hisayoshi Harasawa (JPN)

(Local) / 04:54 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men +100 kg Contest for Bronze Medal B

Or Sasson (ISR)

(Local) / 04:47 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men +100 kg Contest for Bronze Medal A

Rafael Silva (BRA)

(Local) / 04:40 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women +78 kg Final - Gold Medal Contest

Emilie Andeol (FRA)
Idalys Ortiz (CUB)

(Local) / 04:33 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women +78 kg Contest for Bronze Medal B

Song Yu (CHN)

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Jostling judokas ready to rumble in Rio

Having been developed in the late 19th century in Japan, Judo had long been dominated by its inventors prior to the 2012 Games. The Japanese won almost half of the gold medals on offer since Sydney 2000 but could only secure one gold in London. This signalled a shifting of the tides as European athletes flexed their muscle to blow Olympic competition wide open.

2016 hosts Brazil will be hoping their love of martial arts will convert to medals on home soil while the seven-strong Aussie contingent will be looking to spring an upset and climb onto the Olympic podium for the first time since Maria Pekli in 2000.

Men to watch: Josh (-60kg) and Nathan Katz (-66kg) will become the first brothers to take to the mat in Olympic judo competition for Australia at the same Games with Joshua (18) also becoming the youngest male to ever represent Australia in the sport at an Olympics. The pair both won the previous two Oceania Championships as did their compatriots Jake Bensted (-73kg), who also won Commonwealth Games bronze in 2014, and Eoin Coughlan (-81kg).

Women to watch: Chloe Rayner (-48kg), Katharina Haecker (-63kg) and Miranda Giambelli (-78kg) will fly the Australian flag in the women’s competition in Rio. At just 19, Rayner has stunningly won the past five senior Oceania Championships and also won bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Having previously competed for Germany and Italy respectively, Haecker and Giambelli both won the 2015 and 2016 Oceania titles to push up the rankings and secure automatic qualification for Rio. 

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Men: For each of the seven weight categories, the first 22 athletes ranked on the IJF World Ranking List as of 30 May 2016 will be directly qualified, with a maximum of one athlete per NOC per weight category.

Women: For each of the seven weight categories, the first 14 athletes ranked on the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016 will be directly qualified, with a maximum of one athlete per NOC per weight category.

Following this, for each continent and based on the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016, a Continental Ranking List will be created listing all the athletes from that continent across all weight categories and genders according to their World Ranking points. Athletes with the highest number of points on the Continental Ranking List will qualify taking into account that only seven men and three women will qualify from Oceania with only one athlete per country able to qualify in a specific weight category.

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Nomination to the AOC

Following the confirmation of quota spots to Australian athletes from the IJF, Judo Federation of Australia (JFA) will nominate these athletes to the AOC for selection. If Australia has qualified too many athletes then JFA will exercise its discretion in nominating to the AOC having consideration for a series of performance and ranking criteria. 

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Selection by the AOC

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Competition Format & Events

There are seven judo events for men and seven for women with each contest lasting five minutes with the clock stopping each time the referee interjects.

The objective is to defeat an opponent by scoring the most points with throws or holds. A bout can also conclude when a player executes an ‘Ippon’ by throwing the opponent onto his or her back with force, speed and control.

There is an elimination system of competition with double repechage. Contestants are divided into a draw of two tables and two finalists who compete for gold and silver. All competitors defeated by the group winners and runners up, take part in the repechage of their respective pools to play off for bronze. The respective winners of those contests are placed third, the two losers are placed fifth. Boxing, taekwondo and judo are the only Olympic sports to award two bronze medals.

Australia and Olympic Judo

Australia has competed in every Olympic judo competition since it was introduced in 1964. At these Games in Tokyo Ted Boronovskis won a bronze medal in the open category. Maria Pekli matched that achievement in the women's 59 kilogram category at Sydney 2000. It is also worth noting that in the women's judo demonstration event at Seoul 1988, Suzanne Williams won a gold medal but this does not count towards Australia’s medal tally.

Daniel Kelly made his fourth Olympic Games appearance at the London 2012 Games as a part of the six strong team, bowing out in the round of 32.  Second time Olympian Mark Anthony came away with Australia’s best result going down in the quarter finals before making it within one match of the bronze medal playoff in the repechage.

Australia's Olympic judo medal tally is: (0 gold, 0 silver, 2 bronze)

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Did you know

  • Judo was developed from Jujutsu fighting and Japanese self-defense techniques by professor Jigoro Kano in 1882 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • A host of Japanese terms are still used during the fights. Hajime, meaning start in Japanese, begins each match. The use of matte instructs the athletes to stop fighting. Soremade is the command given by the referee to signify the fight has ended. 
  • Japanese judoka Tadahiro Nomura has won the most gold medals in Olympic judo with three. He won the 60kg division at the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Games. 

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

0 Gold
0 Silver
2 Bronze

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