1997 World Judo Championships

The 1997 World Judo Championships were the 20th edition of the World Judo Championships, and were held in Paris, France in 1997.

1997 World Judo Championships

Medal overview

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (60 kg)
 Tadahiro Nomura (JPN)  Georgi Revazichvili (GEO)  Fúlvio Miyata (BRA)
 Cedric Taymans (BEL)
Half-lightweight (65 kg)
 Gimhyeok (KOR)  Larbi Benboudaoud (FRA)  Georgi Vazagashvili (GEO)
 Victor Bivol (MDA)
Lightweight (71 kg)
 Kenzo Nakamura (JPN)  Christophe Gagliano (FRA)  Guilherme Bentes (POR)
 Vsevolods Zeļonijs (LAT)
Half-middleweight (78 kg)
 Cho In-Chul (KOR)  Djamel Bouras (FRA)  Kwak Ok-Chol (PRK)
 Patrick Reiter (AUT)
Middleweight (86 kg)
 Jeon Ki-Young (KOR)  Marko Spittka (GER)  Brian Olson (USA)
 Michele Monti (ITA)
Half-heavyweight (95 kg)
 Paweł Nastula (POL)  Aurélio Miguel (BRA)  Ghislain Lemaire (FRA)
 Yoshio Nakamura (JPN)
Heavyweight (+95 kg)
 David Douillet (FRA)  Shinichi Shinohara (JPN)  Pan Song (CHN)
 Tamerlan Tmenov (RUS)
Openweight
 Rafał Kubacki (POL)  Yoshiharu Makishi (JPN)  Dennis van der Geest (NED)
 Harry Van Barneveld (BEL)

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (48 kg)
 Ryoko Tamura (JPN)  Amarilis Savón (CUB)  Monika Kurath (SUI)
 Pae Dong-Suk (PRK)
Half-lightweight (52 kg)
 Marie-Claire Restoux (FRA)  Kye Sun-Hui (PRK)  Hyun Sook-Hee (KOR)
 Nicole Flagothier (BEL)
Lightweight (56 kg)
 Isabel Fernández (ESP)  Driulis González (CUB)  Chiyori Tateno (JPN)
 Magali Baton (FRA)
Half-middleweight (61 kg)
 Séverine Vandenhende (FRA)  Gella Vandecaveye (BEL)  Sara Álvarez (ESP)
 Jung Sung-Sook (KOR)
Middleweight (66 kg)
 Kate Howey (GBR)  Anja von Rekowski (GER)  Emanuela Pierantozzi (ITA)
 Cho Min-Sun (KOR)
Half-heavyweight (72 kg)
 Noriko Anno (JPN)  Diadenis Luna (CUB)  Edinanci Silva (BRA)
 Ulla Werbrouck (BEL)
Heavyweight (+72 kg)
 Christine Cicot (FRA)  Miho Ninomiya (JPN)  Beata Maksymow (POL)
 Sun Fuming (CHN)
Openweight
 Daima Beltrán (CUB)  Raquel Barrientos (ESP)  Miho Ninomiya (JPN)
 Yuan Hua (CHN)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan43310
2 France4329
3 South Korea3036
4 Poland2013
5 Cuba1304
6 Spain1113
7 Great Britain1001
8 Germany0202
9 Belgium0145
10 Brazil0123
 North Korea0123
12 Georgia0112
13 China0033
14 Italy0022
15 Austria0011
 Latvia0011
 Moldova0011
 Netherlands0011
 Portugal0011
 Russia0011
  Switzerland0011
 United States0011
Totals (22 nations)16163264

Results overview

Men

60 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Tadahiro Nomura Japan
2.Georgi Revazichvili Georgia
3.Fúlvio Miyata Brazil
3.Cedric Taymans Belgium
5.Kang Myong-Chang North Korea
5.Yacine Douma France
7.Samuel Dunkley Great Britain
7.Nikolai Ojeguine Russia

65 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Gimhyeok South Korea
2.Larbi Benboudaoud France
3.Georgi Vazagashvili Georgia
3.Victor Bivol Moldova
5.Israel Hernández Cuba
5.Magomed Dzhafarov Russia
7.Henrique Guimarães Brazil
7.Amar Meridja Algeria

71 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Kenzo Nakamura Japan
2.Christophe Gagliano France
3.Guilherme Bentes Portugal
3.Vsevolods Zeļonijs Latvia
5.Jorma Korhonen Finland
5.Khalium Boldbaatar Mongolia
7.Koen van Nol Netherlands
7.Illya Chymchyuri Ukraine

78 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Cho In-Chul South Korea
2.Djamel Bouras France
3.Kwak Ok-Chol North Korea
3.Patrick Reiter Austria
5.Yu Zhijan China
5.Graeme Randall Great Britain
7.Alvaro Paseyro Uruguay
7.Flávio Canto Brazil

86 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Jeon Ki-Young South Korea
2.Marko Spittka Germany
3.Brian Olson United States
3.Michele Monti Italy
5.Algimantas Merkevičius Lithuania
5.Ruslan Mashurenko Ukraine
7.Hiroomi Fujita Japan
7.Keith Morgan Canada

95 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Paweł Nastula Poland
2.Aurélio Miguel Brazil
3.Ghislain Lemaire France
3.Yoshio Nakamura Japan
5.Daniel Gürschner Germany
5.Radu Ivan Romania
7.Dano Pantić Yugoslavia
7.Ariel Zeevi Israel

+95 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.David Douillet France
2.Shinichi Shinohara Japan
3.Pan Song China
3.Tamerlan Tmenov Russia
5.Selim Tataroğlu Turkey
5.Seyed Mahmoudreza Miran Iran
7.Rafał Kubacki Poland
7.Ernesto Pérez Spain

Open class

Position Judoka Country
1.Rafał Kubacki Poland
2.Yoshiharu Makishi Japan
3.Harry Van Barneveld Belgium
3.Dennis van der Geest Netherlands
5.Sergey Kossorotov Russia
5.Pan Song China
7.Vladimir Sánchez Cuba
7.Aurélio Miguel Brazil

Women

48 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Ryoko Tamura Japan
2.Amarilis Savón Cuba
3.Monika Kurath  Switzerland
3.Pae Dong-Suk North Korea
5.Justina Pinheiro Portugal
5.Sylvie Meloux France
7.Tatiana Moskvina Belarus
7.Joyce Heron Great Britain

52 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Marie-Claire Restoux France
2.Kye Sun-Hui North Korea
3.Hyun Sook-Hee South Korea
3.Nicole Flagothier Belgium
5.Luce Baillargeon Canada
5.Isabelle Schmutz  Switzerland
7.Legna Verdecia Cuba
7.Tang Lihong China

56 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Isabel Fernández Spain
2.Driulis González Cuba
3.Chiyori Tateno Japan
3.Magali Baton France
5.Deborah Allan Great Britain
5.Marisabel Lomba Belgium
7.Daniella Zangrando Brazil
7.Pernilla Andersson Sweden

61 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Séverine Vandenhende France
2.Gella Vandecaveye Belgium
3.Sara Álvarez Spain
3.Jung Sung-Sook South Korea
5.Michelle Buckingham Canada
5.Lara Sullivan Australia
7.Alla Klymovych Ukraine
7.Hiroko Kitazume Japan

66 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Kate Howey Great Britain
2.Anja von Rekowski Germany
3.Emanuela Pierantozzi Italy
3.Cho Min-Sun South Korea
5.Úrsula Martín Spain
5.Isabelle Beauruelle France
7.Edith Bosch Netherlands
7.Silvia Henriques Brazil

72 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Noriko Anno Japan
2.Diadenis Luna Cuba
3.Edinanci Silva Brazil
3.Ulla Werbrouck Belgium
5.Estha Essombe France
5.Ylenia Scapin Italy
7.Karin Kienhuis Netherlands
7.Simona Richter Romania

+72 kg

Position Judoka Country
1.Christine Cicot France
2.Miho Ninomiya Japan
3.Beata Maksymow Poland
3.Sun Fuming China
5.Daima Beltrán Cuba
5.Michelle Rogers Great Britain
7.Brigitte Olivier Belgium
7.Sandra Köppen Germany

Open class

Position Judoka Country
1.Daima Beltrán Cuba
2.Raquel Barrientos Spain
3.Miho Ninomiya Japan
3.Yuan Hua China
5.Céline Lebrun France
5.Francoise Harteveld Netherlands
7.Lee Hyun-Keong South Korea
7.Mara Kovačević Yugoslavia
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