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Judo at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Open Class

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Palace of Sports, Central Lenin Stadium Area, Moskva
Date Started: August 2, 1980
Date Finished: August 2, 1980
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: GDR Dietmar Lorenz
Silver: FRA Angelo Parisi
Bronze: GBR Arthur Mapp
HUN András Ozsvár


As in the heavyweight class, the boycott eliminated the Japanese favorites, [Sumio Endo] and [Yasuhiro Yamashita]. They had been World Champions in 1979 in the open and heavyweight classes, respectively, and the only decision in 1980 would have been in which class they elected to compete. [Angelo Parisi] (FRA) had won the heavyweight division so he was considered the favorite in Japan’s absence. Other contenders were light-heavyweight champion [Robert Van de Walle] (BEL) and bronze medalist [Dietmar Lorenz] (GDR). Parisi made it to the final by defeating Soviet [Sergey Novikov], using seoi-otoshi for ippon, the same technique that he had used in the heavyweight final. Lorenz won the other pool final, defeating Britain’s [Arthur Mapp] by waza-ari gazete. The final, which was also the last match of the 1980 judo tournament, was very boring. Both finalists were penalized for passivity and Lorenz won in a desultory style for the gold medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Dietmar Lorenz 30 East Germany GDR Gold
2 Angelo Parisi 27 France FRA Silver
3T Arthur Mapp 26 Great Britain GBR Bronze
3T András Ozsvár 23 Hungary HUN Bronze
5T Serhiy Novikov 30 Soviet Union URS
5T Dambajavyn Tsend–Ayuush 28 Mongolia MGL
7 Pavel Drăgoi 24 Romania ROU
8T Dimitar Zapryanov 20 Bulgaria BUL
8T Franz Berger 22 Austria AUT
10T Wálter Carmona 23 Brazil BRA
10T John de Wet 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
10T Abdoulaye Kote 25 Senegal SEN
10T Said Achtar 23 Syria SYR
10T Robert Van de Walle 26 Belgium BEL
15T Jaakko Saari 22 Finland FIN
15T Peter Adelaar 33 Netherlands NED
15T Kim Myong-Gyu 27 North Korea PRK
15T Wojciech Reszko 23 Poland POL