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Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics


Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium as it appears today

The Judo competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics was the first time that the medal count was not dominated by Japan, as the country joined the boycott of the games because of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Medals were awarded to male judoka in eight competitions, seven weight classes and the open competition — two more than in 1976. All events were held at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium at Luzhniki (south western part of Moscow). The schedule started on July 27 and ended on August 2.

Victory ceremony of the 95 kg event. RIAN photo.


  • Medal summary 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra Lightweight
60 kg
 Thierry Rey
France (FRA)
 Jose Rodriguez
Cuba (CUB)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] Tibor Kincses
Hungary (HUN)
Half Lightweight
65 kg
 Nikolai Solodukhin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Tsendiin Damdin
Mongolia (MGL)
Bulgaria ]] (BUL)
 Janusz Pawłowski
Poland (POL)
71 kg
 Ezio Gamba
Italy (ITA)
 Neil Adams
Great Britain (GBR)
 Ravdangiin Davaadalai
Mongolia (MGL)
 Karl-Heinz Lehmann
East Germany (GDR)
Half Middleweight
78 kg
 Shota Khabareli
Soviet Union (URS)
 Juan Ferrer
Cuba (CUB)
 Harald Heinke
East Germany (GDR)
 Bernard Tchoullouyan
France (FRA)
86 kg
 Jürg Röthlisberger
Switzerland (SUI)
 Isaac Azcuy
Cuba (CUB)
 Detlef Ultsch
East Germany (GDR)
 Aleksandrs Jackevičs
Soviet Union (URS)
95 kg
 Robert Van de Walle
Belgium (BEL)
 Tengiz Khubuluri
Soviet Union (URS)
 Dietmar Lorenz
East Germany (GDR)
 Henk Numan
Netherlands (NED)
+95 kg
 Angelo Parisi
France (FRA)
Bulgaria ]] (BUL)  Radomir Kovačević
Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Vladimír Kocman
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Open category
 Dietmar Lorenz
East Germany (GDR)
 Angelo Parisi
France (FRA)
22x20px|border|alt=|link=]] András Ozsvár
Hungary (HUN)

Participating nations

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 2 5
2  France (FRA) 2 1 1 4
3  East Germany (GDR) 1 0 4 5
4  Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 0 1
7  Cuba (CUB) 0 3 0 3
8   (BUL) 0 1 1 2
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
 Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 1 2
11  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 2 2
12  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 16 32


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