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Judo - General information


Judo is a very popular sport for athletes with a visual impairment. It has featured in all four editions of the IBSA World Championships and Games and has been a Paralympic sport since the Seoul '88 games.

Judokas are split in weight categories while all sight classes - B1, B2 and B3 - compete together. The sport has proven very popular with deafblind athletes.

Women's judo was added to the Paralympic Games programme for the first time in 2004 at the Athens games.

At the 5th IBSA Games in Seoul, Korea, in May 2015 thirty-nine countries participated in the judo competitions. In total 224 judokas competed for the medals.

Twenty-one countries won medals (54%) and 31 countries achieved 1st-7th places (71%). Click here for full results. Uzbekistan, Korea and Russia won two gold medals apiece.

At the London 2012 Paralympic Games 132 athletes competed in 13 medal events.

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