Major achievements in judo by nation


This is a list of achievements in major international judo events according to gold, silver and bronze medal results obtained by athletes representing different nations. The objective is not to create a combined medal table; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by athletes in major global events, ranking the countries according to the most number of podiums accomplished by athletes of these nations. In order to be considered for the making of the list, the competition must be open to athletes from nations across every continent, with no cultural, geographical, political or other sort of limitation preventing participation of athletes. Invitational-only events were not eligible because they might impose subjective limitations on which athletes are allowed to compete.

For the creation of the list only results from adult competitions were consulted; therefore, results achieved at the Youth Olympic Games and at the World Junior Championships were not considered. Master, Grand Prix and Para meets, such as the Paralympic Games, were not taken into consideration. Results from two major judo world tournaments approved by the International Judo Federation were taken into account: the World Judo Championships and the judo tournament at the Summer Olympic Games.

Results


The conventions used on these tables are namely: EL for Extra Lightweight; HL for Half Lightweight; LW for Lightweight; HM for Half Middleweight; MW for Middleweight; HH for Half Heavyweight; HW for Heavyweight; OP for Open class; and TM for Team event.

Notes
  • Results achieved in youth or junior events (either at the Youth Olympic Games or the World Junior Championships) were not considered for the making of this table, neither were events for athletes with a disability.
  • Medals earned by athletes from defunct NOCs or historical teams have been merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states, as follows: Russia inherits medals from the Soviet Union and the Unified Team; Serbia inherits medals from Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro; Czech Republic inherits medals from Czechoslovakia; and Germany inherits medals from West Germany and East Germany. Its is important to note, however, that the International Olympic Committee does not combine medals of these nations.
  • At the 2018 World Championships, judokas from North Korea and South Korea competed as a unified Korean team and won bronze medals in the mixed team competition. These medal were counted for both North Korea and South Korea.
  • The tables are pre-sorted by total number of medal results. In case of a tie, countries are then compared according to most number of gold medal results, silver medal results and bronze medal results, respectively. Persisting a tie, equal ranks are given, with countries being listed in alphabetical order.

Olympic Games

Best judo results by nation at the Olympic Games (1964 – 2016); Last updated after the 2016 Summer Olympics
Men Women Number of
Rk. Nation EL HL LW HM MW HH HW OP EL HL LW HM MW HH HW Total
1 Japan141015
2 France94215
3 South Korea84315
4 Cuba55313
5 Russia63312
6 Germany45312
7 United Kingdom07411
8 Brazil42410
9 Netherlands3249
10 Belgium2169
11 China3148
12 Italy3317
13 United States1337
14 Hungary1247
15 North Korea2136
16 Poland3205
17 Georgia2125
18 Mongolia1225
19 Romania1135
20 Spain2114
21 Austria1214
22 Uzbekistan0224
23 Canada0134
23 Israel0134
25  Switzerland1113
26 Slovenia1023
27 Kazakhstan0213
28 Azerbaijan1102
29 Belarus1012
29 Czech Republic1012
29 Greece1012
29 Turkey1012
33 Algeria0112
33 Bulgaria0112
33 Egypt0112
33 Ukraine0112
37 Estonia0022
37 Portugal0022
39 Serbia0022
39 Argentina1001
39 Kosovo1001
42 Colombia0101
42 Slovakia0101
44 Iceland0011
44 Kyrgyzstan0011
44 Latvia0011
44 Tajikistan0011
44 United Arab Emirates0011

World Championships

Best international results at the World Judo Championships by nation (1956 – 2019); Last updated after the 2019 World Judo Championships
Men Women Mixed Number of
Rk. Nation EL HL LW HM MW HH HW OP TM EL HL LW HM MW HH HW OP TM TM Total
1 Japan190019
2 France172019
3 South Korea123419
4 Germany96318
5 United Kingdom76417
6 Netherlands113216
7 Russia84416
8 Cuba113115
9 Brazil56415
10 Poland42915
11 Belgium36514
12 Italy34512
13 Mongolia42511
14 United States34411
15 China60410
16 Spain27110
17 Hungary24410
18 Azerbaijan13610
19 Georgia5229
20 North Korea3429
21 Ukraine2338
22 Austria4127
23 Uzbekistan2237
24 Romania0347
24 Turkey0347
26 Portugal1326
26 Slovenia1326
28 Canada1236
29 Belarus0246
30 Czech Republic2215
31 Kazakhstan2125
32 Serbia2035
33 Israel2114
34 Iran2024
35 Tunisia1034
36 Egypt0224
37 Bulgaria0134
38 Argentina2103
39 Kosovo1023
40 Estonia0303
41  Switzerland0213
42 Australia0123
42 Moldova0123
44 Greece1012
45 Algeria0112
45 Bosnia and Herzegovina0112
47 Norway0112
48 Puerto Rico0022
48 United Arab Emirates0022
50 Colombia1001
50 Venezuela1001
52 Montenegro0101
52 Sweden0101
54 Armenia0011
54 Chinese Taipei0011
54 Finland0011
54 Latvia0011
54 Lithuania0011
54 New Zealand0011
54 Tajikistan0011

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