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Judo at the 1972 München Summer Games:

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Wrestling-Judo Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 14), München
Date Started: September 2, 1972
Date Finished: September 2, 1972
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the semi-finals. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools. Winners of each repêchage pool advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: JPN Shinobu Sekine
Silver: KOR O Seung-Rip
Bronze: FRA Jean-Paul Coche
GBR Brian Jacks


The Japanese entrant, [Shinobu Sekine], had won the All-Japan Championships a few months earlier and was considered the favorite. Also considered was [Jean-Paul Coche], who had won the European title in May. Sekine won his first three matches, but then lost to [Oh Seung-Lip] of Korea. Fortunately, Oh won the pool, allowing Sekine to advance via the repêchage. In the semi-final he faced [Brian Jacks] of Great Britain, and defeated him via decision. In the other semi, Oh faced Coche, and threw him with osoto-gari in four minutes. The final was thus a re-match between Oh and Sekine. There was little action in the match, which was closely fought. Lasting the entire 10 minutes, Sekine won the gold medal by split decision.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Shinobu Sekine 28 Japan JPN Gold
2 O Seung-Rip 25 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Brian Jacks 25 Great Britain GBR Bronze
3T Jean-Paul Coche 25 France FRA Bronze
5T Lutz Lischka 28 Austria AUT
5T Guram Gogolauri 28 Soviet Union URS
7T Gerd Egger 28 West Germany FRG
7T Petr Jákl 30 Czechoslovakia TCH
9T Cherdpong Punsoni 24 Thailand THA
9T Simo Akrenius 23 Finland FIN
11T Slavko Obadov 24 Yugoslavia YUG
11T Rick Littlewood 31 New Zealand NZL
13T Martin Poglajen 29 Netherlands NED
13T Philip Illingworth 23 Canada CAN
13T Lhofei Shiozawa 31 Brazil BRA
13T Alex Bijkerk 24 Australia AUS
13T Philippe Aubert 28 Switzerland SUI
13T László Ipacs 26 Hungary HUN
19T Irwin Cohen 20 United States USA
19T Jean de Dieu Razafimahatratra 25 Madagascar MAD
19T Choidoryn Övgönkhüü 29 Mongolia MGL
19T Carlos Socias 20 Dominican Republic DOM
19T Chang Ping-Ho 29 Chinese Taipei TPE
19T Tommy Tegelgård 23 Sweden SWE
19T Antonio Gallina 24 Argentina ARG
19T Luis Arredondo 20 Mexico MEX
19T Isaac Azcuy 19 Cuba CUB
19T Boubker Slimani 20 Morocco MAR
19T Rudolf Hendel 24 East Germany GDR
19T Orlando Ferreira 19 Portugal POR
19T Terry Watt 25 Ireland IRL
19T Adam Adamczyk 21 Poland POL
33T Raymond Coulibaly 30 Mali MLI
33T Jonas Cissé 32 Senegal SEN
33T Wadih Gosn 18 Lebanon LIB