Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Nippon Budokan, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Date Started: October 22, 1964
Date Finished: October 22, 1964
Format: Round-robin pools advanced judoka to single-elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Anzor K'ik'nadze
[Isao Inokuma] was the favorite, a 5th Dan who was All-Japan Champion. His challengers were felt to be the Canadian [Doug Rogers], who had trained with Inokuma in Japan, and the Soviet Georgian, [Anzor Kâikânadze], who had almost defeated Inokuma in 1961, using sambo armlock techniques. There were five pools. Inokuma, Rogers, and Kâikânadze all won their pools comfortably, as did [Kim Jong-Dai] of Korea. Inokuma and Kim faced off in the only knock-out (quarter-final) match. Inokuma put Kim to the mat and held him down until Kim tapped submission, which was almost unheard of in that era. Rogers faced the second Soviet, [Parnaoz Chikâviladze], in the first semi-final, with Rogers winning with yusei-gachi. In the second semi-final, Inokuma remembered his near defeat to Kâikânadze and took no chances of allowing him to get his armlock hold. He threw Kâikânadze with tai-otoshi at the five-minute mark and won the match to advance to the final against Rogers. The final was a dull affair, with little wrestling occurring for the first 10 minutes. The referee, Charles Palmer (GBR), warned both judoka, and threatened to disqualify both with neither getting a medal. The pace quickened a little, but not much. Inokuma was given the decision for greater aggressiveness although the result was formally termed kinsa.
|3T||Parnaoz Chik'viladze||23||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze|
|3T||Anzor K'ik'nadze||30||Soviet Union||URS||Bronze|
|5||Kim Jong-Dal||18||South Korea||KOR|
|6T||Chang Chung-Huei||28||Chinese Taipei||TPE|
|6T||George Harris||31||United States||USA|
|11T||Anthony Sweeney||26||Great Britain||GBR|
|11T||Huang Yong-Chun||29||Chinese Taipei||TPE|