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573 - number of shido (penalty) given to competitors during the seven days of competition.

429 - judo bouts conducted at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

387- athletes participated in the judo events.

204 - ippon (full points) were achieved.

182 - the number of European participants, bigger than ever before and more successful than ever before.

135 - NOCs took part in the judo event, which made judo the third sport at London 2012.

70 - number of athletes who were over 30 years old when they competed at the Games.

63 - percentage of bouts decided by ippon in the category -78kg, which makes it the category with the most ippon.

57 - weight category in which Japan had never won a gold medal prior to London 2012, but filled that gap with the only gold medal they could win. This category was dominated by Europe since 1992.

50 - The percentage gold medals won by Europe, seven out of 14. Five in the men, two in the women's division.

47 - percentage of bouts won by ippon (full point).

37 - highest number of qualified participants for one weight category (-60kg).

29 - out of 56 medals were won by Europeans, which is the second-best result for Europe after their 31 medals in Barcelona 1992.

20 - the youngest Olympic Champion in the event is Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI (GEO) who won the -66kg category at 20. The oldest Olympic champion in the London 2012 judo event is SONG Dae-Nam (KOR), who won the -90kg category at 33.

13 - years age difference between the oldest and the youngest Olympic champion, Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI (GEO) being the youngest (20) and SONG Dae-Nam (KOR) being the oldest at 33.

11 - years age difference between the finalists in the -66kg category - 20-year-old Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI (GEO) and 31-year-old Miklos UNGVARI (HUN).

10 - the number of athletes Ukraine had entered in the judo event, but unfortunately did not win a medal this edition. Since Sydney 2000 they always won at least one judo medal in Olympic Games.

9 - bouts were decided by hansokumake (disqualification).

8 - number of judo gold medals won by Japan in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, eight years ago.

7 - number of medals France won in the London 2012 Olympic Games, two of them gold five bronze. Also Japan won 7 medals but just one gold.

6 - The number of Olympic medals won by Romania in judo ever. This edition Romania won two silver medals by Dumitru and Caprioriu.

5 - Ryoko TANI (JPN) still holds the record for most judo medals – two gold, two silver and one bronze in the women’s -48kg

4 - Number of judo medal events in the sport’s inaugural Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, all for men.

3 – Gold medals won by the Russian men. Judo in this Olympic the most important sport so far for Russia.

2 - Medals in the London 2012 judo event were claimed by Great Britain, the NOC of the host city (silver by Gemma GIBBONS, -78kg, and bronze by Karina BRYANT, +78kg).

1 – The first gold medal won by Slovenia. A small and young nation with a giant history in judo. Urska ZOLNIR put Slovenia even more on the world judo map!

0 - Olympic champions defended their title from Beijing 2008.



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Comment by Dave R. on August 9, 2012 at 7:01am

I'd be interested to see the contest statistics (shido, ippon, no koka, ect..) compared to 2008.  

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