World Judo Championships

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World Judo Championships
Current event or competition:
2018 World Judo Championships
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Competition details
Discipline Judo
Type Judo, annual
Organiser International Judo Federation (IJF)
History
First edition1956 in Tokyo, Japan
Editions55 (2018)
Most winsFlag of Japan.svg  Japan - 354 medals
(153 gold medals)

The World Judo Championships are the highest level of international judo competition, along with the Olympic judo competition. The championships are held once every year (except the years when the Olympics take place) by the International Judo Federation, and qualified judoka compete in their respective categories as representatives of their home countries. Team competitions have also been held since 1994. The men's championships began in 1956, though the format and periodicity of the championships have changed over time. The last edition of the championships took place in Budapest, Hungary in 2017.

Judo modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport

Judo was originally created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎) as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

Judo at the Summer Olympics

Judo was first included in the Summer Olympic Games at the 1964 Games in Tokyo, Japan. After not being included in 1968, judo has been an Olympic sport in each Olympiad since then. Only male judoka participated until the 1988 Summer Olympics, when women participated as a demonstration sport. Women judoka were first awarded medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

International Judo Federation IJF

The International Judo Federation (IJF) was founded in July 1951. The IJF was originally composed of judo federations from Europe plus Argentina. Countries from four continents were affiliated over the next ten years. Today the IJF has 200 National Federations on all continents. There are over 40 million people around the globe who practice judo, according to the IJF.

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History

The first World Judo Champion, Shokichi Natsui in 1956 Shokichi Natsui.jpg
The first World Judo Champion, Shokichi Natsui in 1956

The first edition of the world championships took place in Tokyo, Japan in 1956. There were no weight classes at the time and Japanese judoka Shokichi Natsui became the first world champion in history, defeating fellow countryman Yoshihiko Yoshimatsu in the final. The second world championship was also held in Tokyo two years later, with the Japanese winning the top two spots in the competition for the second time. In 1961, the championship was held outside Japan for the first time, and Dutch judoka Anton Geesink defeated the prior world champion, Koji Sone, in Paris, France, to become the first non-Japanese world champion.

Tokyo Metropolis in Kantō

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2014, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Shokichi Natsui Japanese judoka

Shokichi Natsui was a Japanese judoka from the Akita Prefecture. He became the first world champion in judo, winning the title at the 1956 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, by beating Yoshihiko Yoshimatsu in the final. As there were no weight classes in the world championships until 1965, Natsui was the only champion in 1956.

The 1965 World Judo Championships were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and weight classes were implemented for the first time with the addition of the -68 kg, -80 kg, and +80 kg categories. Judo had become an Olympic sport at the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, and a permanent sport after a brief absence at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

The 1965 World Judo Championships were the 4th edition of the World Judo Championships, and were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 14–17, 1965.

Rio de Janeiro Second-most populous municipality in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

Brazil Federal republic in South America

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Brazil borders every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

Despite this progressive enlargement, it took until 1980 for women to participate in the world championships. The first women's world championships were held in New York City in 1980, and were held in alternating years as the men's championships until the 1987 World Judo Championships in Essen, where the two competitions were merged into one world championship. The mixed championships have been held biannually since 1987. In 2005, the world championships made its debut on the African continent in Cairo, Egypt. In the International Judo Federation meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007 (during the 2007 World Judo Championships), it was decided that France would host the world championships for the fifth time in 2011.

New York City Largest city in the United States

The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States and thus also in the state of New York. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.


The 1987 World Judo Championships were the 15th edition of the World Judo Championships, and were held in Essen, West Germany from November 19–22, 1987.

Essen Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Essen is the central and second largest city of the Ruhr, the largest urban area in Germany. Its population of 583,393 makes it the ninth largest city of Germany, as well as the fourth largest city of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. On the Ruhr and Emscher rivers, Essen geographically is part of the Rhineland and the larger Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region. The Ruhrdeutsch regiolect spoken in the region has strong influences of both Low German (Westphalian) and Low Franconian.

Weight classes

There are currently 16 tournaments in the world championships, with 8 weight classes for each gender.

Competitions

The world championships have been held in every continent except Oceania and Antarctica.

Men's competitions

NumberYearDatesCity and host countryVenue# Countries# Athletes
1 1956 3 May Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokyo, Japan Kuramae Kokugikan 2131
2 1958 30 November Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 1839
3 1961 2 December Flag of France.svg Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 2557
4 1965 14–17 October Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 28150
5 1967 9–11 August Flag of the United States.svg Salt Lake City, United States Gymnasium at the University of Utah 29129
6 1969 23–25 October Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico City, Mexico 36250
7 1971 2–4 September Flag of Germany.svg Ludwigshafen, West Germany Friedrich-Ebert-Halle49
8 1973 22–24 June Flag of Switzerland.svg Lausanne, Switzerland 42
9 1975 23–25 October Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 42
_1977Cancelled
10 1979 6–9 December Flag of France.svg Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 60about 240
11 1981 3–6 September Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maastricht, Netherlands Euro Hall54250
12 1983 13–16 October Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Moscow, Soviet Union Luzhniki Palace of Sports 41
13 1985 26–29 September Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena 37

Women's competitions

NumberYearDatesCity and host countryVenue# Countries# Athletes
1 1980 29–30 November Flag of the United States.svg New York, United States Madison Square Garden 27135
2 1982 4–5 December Flag of France.svg Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 35174
3 1984 10–11 November Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria 33about 180
4 1986 24–26 October Flag of the Netherlands.svg Maastricht, Netherlands Geusselt Sports Hall35162

Mixed competitions

Number M/WYearDatesCity and host countryVenue# Countries# Athletes
14/5 1987 19–22 November Flag of Germany.svg Essen, West Germany Grugahalle 65
15/6 1989 10–15 October Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Belgrade, Yugoslavia Pionir Hall 61
16/7 1991 25–28 July Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona, Spain Palau Blaugrana 57487
17/8 1993 30 September – 3 October Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Hamilton, Canada Copps Coliseum 78
18/9 1995 28 September – 1 October Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Chiba, Japan Makuhari Messe 100625
19/10 1997 9–12 October Flag of France.svg Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 92531
20/11 1999 7–10 October Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Birmingham, United Kingdom National Indoor Arena 87572
21/12 2001 26–29 July Flag of Germany.svg Munich, Germany Olympiahalle 88554
22/13 2003 11–14 September Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan Osaka-jō Hall 97671
23/14 2005 8–11 September Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo, Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex 93544
24/15 2007 13–16 September Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil HSBC Arena 138748
25/16 2009 27–30 August Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam, Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam 100543
26/17 2010 9–13 September Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium 111847
27/18 2011 23–28 August Flag of France.svg Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 132871
28/19 2013 26 August – 1 September Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Maracanãzinho 123673
29/20 2014 25–31 August Flag of Russia.svg Chelyabinsk, Russia Traktor Arena 118712
30/21 2015 24–30 August Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace 120729
31/22 2017 28 August – 3 September Flag of Hungary.svg Budapest, Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena 126731
32/23 2018 20–27 September Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan National Gymnastics Arena 124755
33/24 2019 TBD Flag of Japan.svg Tokyo, Japan Nippon Budokan
34/25 2021 TBD Flag of Austria.svg Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadthalle
35/26 2022 TBDTBDTBD
36/27 2023 TBD Flag of Qatar.svg Doha, Qatar Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena

Openweight competitions

NumberYearDatesCity and host countryVenue# Countries# Athletes
1 2008 20–21 December Flag of France.svg Levallois-Perret, France Marcel Cerdan Palace of Sports1851
_2009Cancelled
2 2011 29–30 October Flag of Russia.svg Tyumen, Russia Judo Centre2140
3 2017 11–12 November Flag of Morocco.svg Marrakech, Morocco Palais des Congrès2858

Men's medal count - individual events (1956-2018)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 965055201
2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2473869
3Flag of France.svg  France 23172666
4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 11123356
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7132646
6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 7111432
7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 561223
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 471425
9Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 421420
10Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 3101629
11Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 341320
12Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 331420
13Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 3216
14Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 31711
15Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 3058
16Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 26917
17Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 251017
18Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 2428
19Flag of the United States.svg  United States 23712
20Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 22812
21Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 15915
22Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 13812
23Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1225
24Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 1135
25Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1023
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1023
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1023
28Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1001
29Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 051318
30Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 051116
31Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 04913
32Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 0347
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0347
34Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0314
35Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0268
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0268
37Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 0235
38Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 0224
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 0224
40Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0213
41Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 0145
42Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0123
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 0123
44Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0101
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0101
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 0101
47Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0033
48Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0022
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 0022
50Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0011
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0011
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 0011
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 0011
Total217217434868

Women's medal count - individual events (1980-2018)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 444046130
2Flag of France.svg  France 28164791
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 20121446
4Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 16152960
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 13141845
6Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 89926
7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 7112947
8Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 53816
9Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 52411
10Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 511824
11 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 351220
12Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3159
13Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3036
14Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 27817
15Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 251320
16Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 251219
17Flag of the United States.svg  United States 251017
18Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2215
19Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 21912
20Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 2169
21Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 13812
22Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1225
23Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1113
24 Independent Participants a 1001
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 1001
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 1001
27Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0437
28Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 0358
29Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 0336
30Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 021012
31Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0257
32Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0112
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0112
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0112
35Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0101
37Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 0033
38Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 0022
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 0022
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0022
41Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0011
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0011
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0011
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 0011
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0011
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0011
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro 0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0011
Total180180360720

Total medal count - individual events (1956-2018)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 14090101331
2Flag of France.svg  France 513373157
3Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2985693
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 20121749
5Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 18213877
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 16183165
7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 14224379
8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 11133357
9Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8142042
10Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7153658
11 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 7122645
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7112543
13Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 632332
14Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 571729
15Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 55818
16Flag of the United States.svg  United States 481729
17Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 431421
18Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 42814
19Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 3101629
20Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 391022
21Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 331420
22Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 3227
23Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 31711
24Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 3058
25Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3036
26Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 2102537
27Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 271524
28Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 24915
29Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 24410
30Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2215
31Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 151218
32Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 14813
33Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1449
34Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1045
35Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1034
36Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1023
37 Independent Participants a 1001
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 1001
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1001
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 1001
41Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 04913
42Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0459
43Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0369
44Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 0336
45Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0314
46Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0279
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0279
48Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 0235
49Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 0224
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0224
51Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0134
52Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 0123
53Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0112
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0112
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0112
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0112
57Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0101
59Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 0022
60Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0011
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0011
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0011
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0011
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro 0011
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 0011
Total3973977941588

Judo Team World Championships

The World Judo Championships team competition began in 1994. women's competition began in 1997, [1] and after 1998 it was held once every four years until 2006. The competition will be held every year from 2007. Judoka who participate in the individual world championships often do not participate in the team competition.

YearLocationMenWomen
GoldSilverBronzeGoldSilverBronze
1994 Paris, France Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
no women's competition
1997 Osaka, Japan no men's competitionFlag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan
1998 Minsk, Belarus Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2002 Basel, Switzerland Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Georgia (1990-2004).svg  Georgia Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2006 Paris, France Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2007 Beijing, China Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
2008 Tokyo, Japan Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of France.svg  France Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2010 Antalya, Turkey Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
2011 Paris, France Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2012 Salvador, Brazil Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
Flag of France.svg  France
2014

Chelyabinsk, Russia

Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2015

Astana, Kazakhstan

Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
YearLocationMixed
GoldSilverBronze
2017 Budapest, Hungary Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of France.svg  France
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2018 Baku, Azerbaijan Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of France.svg  France Unification flag of Korea.svg  Korea
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Men

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 61310
2Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 3137
3Flag of France.svg  France 2035
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1348
5Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0426
6Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0145
7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0123
8Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0101
9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0011
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 0011
Totals (11 nations)12122448

Women

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 51511
2Flag of France.svg  France 3227
3Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 2338
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1146
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1001
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0145
7Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0112
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 0112
9Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0101
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0101
11Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0011
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0011
Totals (14 nations)12122448

Mixed

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2002
2Flag of France.svg  France 0112
3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0101
4Flag of Korea (1899).svg  Korea b 0011
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 0011
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0011
Totals (6 nations)2248

Total

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 132823
2Flag of France.svg  France 53614
3Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 3137
4Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 2338
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 13610
6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 1157
7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1001
8Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 0639
9Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0268
10Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0257
11Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 0123
12Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0101
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 0101
14Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0022
15Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 0011
Unification flag of Korea.svg  Korea b 0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0011
Totals (17 nations)262652104

All-time medal count

Updated after the 2018 World Judo Championships.

This table include all medals in the individual and team competitions won at the World Judo Championships as well as at the separate Judo Team World Championships and separate World Judo Open Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 15392109354
2Flag of France.svg  France 563679171
3Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 291061100
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 21132256
5Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 20244185
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 16183165
7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 15224380
8Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 11133357
9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 8184268
10Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8142143
11Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 7182954
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7133151
13Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 6111936
14Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 642333
15Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 571931
16Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 55818
17Flag of the United States.svg  United States 481729
18Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 441624
19Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 42814
20Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 391022
21Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 331420
22Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 32712
23Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 3227
24Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 3058
25Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3036
26Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 2102537
27Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 271524
28Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 24915
29Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 24410
30Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2215
31Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 151218
32Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 14813
33Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1449
34Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1045
35Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1034
36Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1023
37 Independent Participants a 1001
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 1001
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 1001
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 1001
41Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 04913
42Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0459
43Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 03710
44Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 0336
45Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 0314
46Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0279
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0279
48Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 0235
49Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 0224
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0224
51Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0134
52Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 0123
53Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0112
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0112
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0112
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 0112
57Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0101
59Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 0022
60Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 0011
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0011
Unification flag of Korea.svg  Korea b 0011
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0011
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0011
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro 0011
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 0011
Totals (68 nations)4234238461692
a ^ Unlike in 2013, Majlinda Kelmendi did not compete at the 2014 World Judo Championships under the Kosovo flag but under the International Judo Federation flag, as Russia does not recognise Kosovo's independence. Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia . The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory . The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement . Kosovo is recognized as an independent state by 103 out of 193 United Nations member states .
b ^ At the 2018 World Championships, judokas from North Korea and South Korea completed for unified Korean team and won bronze medals in the Mixed team competition.

Multiple gold medalists

Boldface denotes active judokas and highest medal count among all judokas (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Men

Individual events

RankJudokaCountryWeightsFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Teddy Riner Flag of France.svg  France +100 kg / Open20072017101-11
2 Naoya Ogawa Flag of Japan.svg  Japan +95 kg / Open198719954-37
3 David Douillet Flag of France.svg  France +95 kg / Open199319974--4
Shōzō Fujii Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -80 kg / -78 kg197119794--4
Yasuhiro Yamashita Flag of Japan.svg  Japan +95 kg / Open197919834--4
6 Ilias Iliadis Flag of Greece.svg  Greece -90 kg200520143216
7 Alexander Mikhaylin Flag of Russia.svg  Russia -100 kg / +100 kg / Open199920113137
8 Toshihiko Koga Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -71 kg / -78 kg198719953-14
Naohisa Takatō Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -60 kg201320183-14
10 Masashi Ebinuma Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -66 kg201120143--3
Kōsei Inoue Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -100 kg199920033--3
Jeon Ki-young Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea -78 kg / -86 kg199319973--3

All events

RankJudokaCountryEventsFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Teddy Riner Flag of France.svg  France +100 kg / Open / Team20072017111 1 # 13 #
2 Masashi Ebinuma Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -66 kg / Team201120155117
Riki Nakaya Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -73 kg / Team20112017 5 **1 1 * 7 ***
4 David Douillet Flag of France.svg  France +95 kg / Open / Team19931997 5 *-- 5 *
5 Alexander Mikhaylin Flag of Russia.svg  Russia -100 kg / +100 kg / Open / Team199820134 3 *5 12 *
6 Naoya Ogawa Flag of Japan.svg  Japan +95 kg / Open198719954-37
7 Shohei Ono Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -73 kg / Team20132015 4 *-1 5 *
8 Shōzō Fujii Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -80 kg / -78 kg197119794--4
Kōsei Inoue Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -100 kg / Team199920034--4
Takanori Nagase Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -81 kg / Team20142017 4 #-- 4 #
Yasuhiro Yamashita Flag of Japan.svg  Japan +95 kg / Open197919834--4

# including one medal of the Team World Championships won as reserve
* including one medal of the Team World Championships won for participation in the qualifying only
** including two medals of the Team World Championships won for participation in the qualifying only
*** including three medals of the Team World Championships won for participation in the qualifying only

Women

Individual events

RankJudokaCountryWeightsFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Ryōko Tani (Tamura) Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -48 kg199120077-18
Tong Wen Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China +78 kg / Open200120117-18
3 Ingrid Berghmans Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium +72 kg / -72 kg / Open1980198964111
4 Gao Fenglian Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China +72 kg / Open198419894116
Kye Sun-hui Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea -52 kg / -57 kg199720074116
6 Noriko Anno Flag of Japan.svg  Japan +72 kg / -72 kg / -78 kg1993200341-5
Karen Briggs Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain -48 kg1982199141-4
8 Driulis González Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba -56 kg / -57 kg / -63 kg199320073227
9 Clarisse Agbegnenou Flag of France.svg  France -63 kg2013201832-5
10 Gévrise Émane Flag of France.svg  France -70 kg / -63 kg200520153115

All events

RankJudokaCountryEventsFromToGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Tong Wen Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China +78 kg / Open / Team200120118-210
2 Ryōko Tani (Tamura) Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -48 kg199120077-18
3 Ingrid Berghmans Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium +72 kg / -72 kg / Open1980198964111
4 Driulis González Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba -56 kg / -57 kg / -63 kg / Team1993200754211
5 Clarisse Agbegnenou Flag of France.svg  France -63 kg / Team20112018 5 # 3 * 2 * 10 **#
6 Misato Nakamura Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -52 kg / Team200620155218
7 Gévrise Émane Flag of France.svg  France -70 kg / -63 kg / Team20052015 5 *12 8 *
8 Noriko Anno Flag of Japan.svg  Japan +72 kg / -72 kg / -78 kg / Team199320035117
9 Chizuru Arai Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -70 kg / Team20152018 5 #-- 5 #
10 Yoshie Ueno Flag of Japan.svg  Japan -63 kg / Team20022011 4 *2 2 # 7 *#

# including one medal of the Team World Championships won as reserve
* including one medal of the Team World Championships won for participation in the qualifying only
*# including one medal of the Team World Championships won for participation in the qualifying only and one won as reserve
**# including two medals of the Team World Championships won for participation in the qualifying only and one won as reserve

Records

CategoryMenWomen
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