2016 Summer Olympic Games Judo schedule

Saturday, August 06, 2016

386 judoka will take part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 6 to 12 August at the Carioca Arena 2 inside the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. There are 14 events, with seven each for both men and women.

There will be two sessions of competition on each day of the 2016 Olympic Judo program. The first session (Elimination & Quarterfinal) will be conducted from 10:00 to 13:00 BRT, and the second session (Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal) will be conducted from 15:30 to 18:10 BRT.

World Judo Today reports that the sport is setting a participation record for the second successive Olympic Games as 386 judoka will compete from 136 nations. Those numbers include full delegations of 14 judoka (7 men, 7 women) for only three countries as judo’s powerhouse nations of hosts Brazil, Japan and France could lead the way in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil ia granted a full home quota of 14 judoka and have filled those ranks with Olympic and world medallists with the country expecting a mass of medals from their judo stars.

In addition to judo’s impressive numbers on the mats, a host of inspirational judoka had the honor of leading their country and team into the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games on Friday: Algeria, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Kosovo, Monaco, Madagascar, Mongolia, and Nepal.

France’s torchbearer, the extraordinary Teddy Riner. Just 27 years old, the 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in), 140 kg (310 lb) Riner is the only Judoka to win eight World Championships gold medals. He also won Olympic gold.

Teddy RinerA Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) will compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the first time and two Congo-born judoka will represent the IOC flag. Popole MISENGA (-90kg) and Yolande BUKASA (-70kg), who both now reside in Rio de Janeiro and train at Flavio Canto’s famed Institute for disadvantaged young people, will be roared on by neutral supporters and carioca alike as their underdog story and desire to be the best person and best fighter that they can be will resonate with the world. ROT’s two judoka will both compete on Wednesday 10 August with Brazilian judo coaching legend Geraldo BERNANDES guiding them in his fourth Olympics.

“At the Olympics we are the third largest sport in terms of universality with 136 countries and 390 judoka taking part in the judo competition,” said IJF President Marius Vizer in his opening address to the judoka. “All the judoka here at Rio 2016 are winners and champions but unfortunately only a few of you can be champions. I wish you all good luck, I hope you pay attention to the values of our sport, your focus has to be to set an example to those who are not only watching on television but also other sports.

“I encourage you to all keep your emotions under control by showing discipline and self-control. I wish you all a successful Olympics in Rio.“

Teddy Riner highlight:

Complete competitor list, seeds, and results are available at Ippon.org.

Sat, 6 August
Men’s 60 kg
Women’s 48 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal

Sun, 7 August
Men’s 66 kg
Women’s 52 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal

Mon, 8 August
Men’s 73 kg
Women’s 57 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal

Tue, 9 August
Men’s 81 kg
Women’s 63 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal

Wed, 10 August
Men’s 90 kg
Women’s 70 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal

Thu, 11 August
Men’s 100 kg
Women’s 78 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal

Fri, 12 August
Men’s +100 kg Q F
Women’s +78 kg
10:00 to 13:00 BRT: Elimination & Quarterfinal
15:30 to 18:10 BRT: Repechage, Semifinal, Bronze medal & Gold Medal