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Judo at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Extra-Lightweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Eagle's Nest Arena, California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the winner of each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.

Gold: JPN Shinji Hosokawa
Silver: KOR Kim Jae-Yeop
Bronze: GBR Neil Eckersley
USA Ed Liddie

Summary

This was the first class contested in the Los Angeles judo tournament and the boycott had a major effect. Three of the medalists at the 1983 World Championship were from Eastern Europe, led by Soviet Khazret Tletseri, the champion. Japan’s Shinichi Haraguchi was the other medalist, but was defeated in the Japanese trials by Shinji Hosokawa, who became the de facto favorite. In the end he would win the gold medal, defeating Korea’s Kim Jae-Yeop in the final, using yoke-shiho-gatame for ippon in only 1:09. Hosokawa was unheralded prior to Los Angeles but would also win the 1985 World Championships, and win a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics. Hosokawa and Kim would renew their rivalry at the 1987 World Championships, Kim winning the title, and Kim would return to win the 1988 Olympic gold medal in this class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Shinji Hosokawa 24 Japan JPN Gold
2 Kim Jae-Yeop 19 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Neil Eckersley 20 Great Britain GBR Bronze
3T Ed Liddie 25 United States USA Bronze
5T Guy Delvingt 26 France FRA
5T Felice Mariani 30 Italy ITA
7T Luiz Shinohara 29 Brazil BRA
7T Carlos Sotillo 21 Spain ESP
9 João Neves 20 Portugal POR
10T Peter Jupke 27 West Germany FRG
10T Eddy Koaz 25 Israel ISR
12T Gino Ciampa 21 Australia AUS
12T Abdel Hamid Slimani 28 Morocco MAR
12T Mohamed Madhar 21 Suriname SUR
12T Jorge di Noco 18 Argentina ARG
12T Chau Chin-Fu 31 Chinese Taipei TPE
12T Rafael González 25 Mexico MEX
18T James Mafuta 19 Zambia ZAM
18T Zhang Guojun 21 China CHN
18T Alberto Francini 26 San Marino SMR
18T Christian Nkamgang 18 Cameroon CMR
18T Djibril Sall 23 Senegal SEN
18T Yeung Luen Lin 28 Hong Kong HKG
18T Ronny Sanabria 20 Costa Rica CRC
18T Anders Hellqvist 20 Sweden SWE
18T Michel Estephan 25 Lebanon LIB
18T Phil Takahashi 27 Canada CAN