1961 World Judo Championships

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1961 Men's World Judo Championships
VenueStade Pierre de Coubertin
LocationFrance Paris, France[1]
Dates2–3 December 1961[2]
Competitors57 from 25 nations
Competition at external databases
LinksIJF • JudoInside

The 1961 World Judo Championships were the 3rd edition of the Men's World Judo Championships, and were held in Paris, France on 2 December 1961. The 1961 tournament was notable for Anton Geesink for being the first non-Japanese judoka to win gold at the World Judo Championship.[3]

Medal overview[edit]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Open Netherlands Anton Geesink Japan Koji Sone[4] South Korea Kim Ui-Tae
Japan Takeshi Koga

Medal table[edit]

1 Netherlands (NED)1001
2 Japan (JPN)0112
3 South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (3 entries)1124


  1. ^ "How Anton Geesink changed judo forever". CNN.
  2. ^ "World Championships Paris 1961 / IJF.org". www.ijf.org.
  3. ^ Nishioka, Hayward (December 25, 1970). "Psychology of the Winner". Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Nichols, Peter (September 6, 2010). "Anton Geesink obituary". the Guardian.

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