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Judo at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

Judo at the 1964 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


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.

Gold: JPN Isao Inokuma
Silver: CAN Doug Rogers
Bronze: URS Anzor K'ik'nadze
URS Parnaoz Chik'viladze


[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 K’ik’nadze], who had almost defeated Inokuma in 1961, using sambo armlock techniques. There were five pools. Inokuma, Rogers, and K’ik’nadze 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 Chik’viladze], in the first semi-final, with Rogers winning with yusei-gachi. In the second semi-final, Inokuma remembered his near defeat to K’ik’nadze and took no chances of allowing him to get his armlock hold. He threw K’ik’nadze 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.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Isao Inokuma 26 Japan JPN Gold
2 Doug Rogers 23 Canada CAN Silver
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
6T Joop Gouweleeuw 24 Netherlands NED
6T Michel Casella 24 Argentina ARG
6T Nicola Tempesta 29 Italy ITA
11T Salvador Goldschmied 23 Mexico MEX
11T Anthony Sweeney 26 Great Britain GBR
11T Herbert Niemann 28 Germany GER
11T Huang Yong-Chun 29 Chinese Taipei TPE