Judo contests are a five-minute whirlwind of combat, with athletes attempting a combination of throws and holds in a bid to defeat their opponents.
A total of 386 competitors will battle across 14 weight categories, seven for men and seven for women.
All entries for Judo will be confirmed following the sport entries deadline on 9 July 2012
The sport sees two athletes gain points for throws and holds in a bid to beat their opponent. A contest lasts a maximum of five minutes, and the athlete with the highest score is the winner. The best score is ippon, which can be achieved for a throw, a hold, a strangle or an armlock, and results in immediate victory.
Judo made its first appearance as a medal sport at the Tokyo 1964 Games. The women’s competition was added to the programme at the Barcelona 1992 Games.
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