Here's a comprehensive list of Olympic gold medals won since the inclusion of the sport in 1964 Tokyo Games.
Judo, as a medal sport, made its debut in the 1964 Tokyo Games and since then has been a regular feature, except for the 1968 Mexico Games. In the 1992 Barcelona, women competition too made its debut. And it's natural that in Judo, the country that developed it from the ancient fighting art form of Jujutsu, is leading the Olympic medals tally. Japan is medals ahead from other nations; winning 35 gold out of 109 and a total of 65 medals out of 435. Second and third best performances over the years have been from France and South Korea, who have won 10 and 9 gold respectively and a total of 37 medals each. In the upcoming 2012 London Games, the Judo competition will be held at Excel Arena from 28th July to 3rd August. 386 competitors, 221 men and 145 women, will battle it out in as many as 14 different events for gold.
Men's Open Class
|Theodore Boronovskis, Klaus GLAHN|
Australia, United Team Of Germany
|Angelo Parisi, Jean-Claude Brondani|
Great Britain, France
|Shota Chochishvili, Cho Jea-ki|
Soviet Union, South Korea
|András Ozsvár, Arthur Mapp|
Hungary, Great Britain
|Mohamed Ali Rashwan
|Mihai Cioc, Arthur Schnabel|
Romania, West Germany