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Judo at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight

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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 8, 1984
Date Finished: August 8, 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: AUT Peter Seisenbacher
Silver: USA Robert Berland
Bronze: BRA Wálter Carmona
JPN Seiki Nose

Summary

The 1983 World Champion was Detlef Ultsch (GDR), while earlier in 1984, Soviet Vitaly Pesnyak had defeated East German Michael Borawski for the European title. Because of the boycott, none of them were in Los Angeles. But the other three medalists from the 1983 Worlds were present – Bob Berland (USA), Fabien Canu (FRA), and Japan’s Seiki Nose. Nose was a 6th Dan, the highest grade in the 1984 judo tournament. In the end, one judoka dominated the class, but it was not a favorite. Peter Seisenbacher, an Austrian goldsmith, won all five of his matches before the time limit, taking 11:05 to win his gold medal. In the final he fought Berland, winning by ippon with ashi-guruma in 2:26.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Peter Seisenbacher 24 Austria AUT Gold
2 Robert Berland 22 United States USA Silver
3T Seiki Nose 31 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Wálter Carmona 27 Brazil BRA Bronze
5T Fabien Canu 24 France FRA
5T Densign White 22 Great Britain GBR
7T Magnus Büchel 24 Liechtenstein LIE
7T Stanko Lopatić 28 Yugoslavia YUG
9 Chang Shou-Chung 29 Chinese Taipei TPE
10T Park Gyeong-Ho 21 South Korea KOR
10T Ben Spijkers 23 Netherlands NED
12T Michel Grant 26 Sweden SWE
12T Eduardo Novoa 34 Chile CHI
12T Marc Meiling 22 West Germany FRG
12T Bill Vincent 27 New Zealand NZL
12T Alfonso García 23 Spain ESP
12T Hamza Doublali 24 Morocco MAR
18T Séraphin Okuaka Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
18T Andrew Richardson 28 Australia AUS
18T Hussain Shareef Kuwait KUW
18T Kostas Papakostas 35 Cyprus CYP
18T Louis Jani 26 Canada CAN
18T Clément Nzali 24 Cameroon CMR
18T Alejandro Strático 23 Argentina ARG
18T Eric-Louis Bessi 25 Monaco MON
18T Mario Vecchi 26 Italy ITA
18T Franch Casadei 25 San Marino SMR
18T José Fuentes 24 Puerto Rico PUR
18T Atif Muhammad Hussain 24 Egypt EGY