Last Updated on 10/30/2021 by setagayablueocean
As an international competition
Judo competitions will be official competitions at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. At the Tokyo Olympics, Anton Geesink of the Netherlands defeated Akio Kaminaga of Japan to win a gold medal at the indiscriminate class, promoting the international spread of judo. The women’s event was also adopted as a public sport at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and as an official event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
It has spread all over the world, and the number of member countries / regions of the International Judo Federation has reached 201 (as of April 2012). Other than Japan, it is popular in Korea, Europe, Russia, Cuba, and Brazil, and the registered athlete population in France is the Judo Federation of the International Judo Federation due to the organizational structure of the French Judo Judo Kendo and related martial arts federations (French Judo Federation). Although it includes the competition population of Japan, it has exceeded 500,000, far exceeding the 200,000 registered competition population of the All Japan Judo Federation (All Japan Judo Federation).