573 – number of shido (penalty) given to competitors during the seven days of competition.
429 – judo bouts conducted at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
387- athletes participated in the judo events.
204 – ippon (full points) were achieved.
182 – the number of European participants, bigger than ever before and more successful than ever before.
135 – NOCs took part in the judo event, which made judo the third sport at London 2012.
70 – number of athletes who were over 30 years old when they competed at the Games.
63 – percentage of bouts decided by ippon in the category -78kg, which makes it the category with the most ippon.
57 – weight category in which Japan had never won a gold medal prior to London 2012, but filled that gap with the only gold medal they could win. This category was dominated by Europe since 1992.
50 – The percentage gold medals won by Europe, seven out of 14. Five in the men, two in the women’s division.
47 – percentage of bouts won by ippon (full point).
37 – highest number of qualified participants for one weight category (-60kg).
29 – out of 56 medals were won by Europeans, which is the second-best result for Europe after their 31 medals in Barcelona 1992.
20 – the youngest Olympic Champion in the event is Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI (GEO) who won the -66kg category at 20. The oldest Olympic champion in the London 2012 judo event is SONG Dae-Nam (KOR), who won the -90kg category at 33.
13 – years age difference between the oldest and the youngest Olympic champion, Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI (GEO) being the youngest (20) and SONG Dae-Nam (KOR) being the oldest at 33.
11 – years age difference between the finalists in the -66kg category – 20-year-old Lasha SHAVDATUASHVILI (GEO) and 31-year-old Miklos UNGVARI (HUN).
10 – the number of athletes Ukraine had entered in the judo event, but unfortunately did not win a medal this edition. Since Sydney 2000 they always won at least one judo medal in Olympic Games.
9 – bouts were decided by hansokumake (disqualification).
8 – number of judo gold medals won by Japan in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, eight years ago.
7 – number of medals France won in the London 2012 Olympic Games, two of them gold five bronze. Also Japan won 7 medals but just one gold.
6 – The number of Olympic medals won by Romania in judo ever. This edition Romania won two silver medals by Dumitru and Caprioriu.
5 – Ryoko TANI (JPN) still holds the record for most judo medals – two gold, two silver and one bronze in the women’s -48kg
4 – Number of judo medal events in the sport’s inaugural Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, all for men.
3 – Gold medals won by the Russian men. Judo is this Olympic the most important sport so far for Russia.
2 – Medals in the London 2012 judo event were claimed by Great Britain, the NOC of the host city (silver by Gemma GIBBONS, -78kg, and bronze by Karina BRYANT, +78kg).
1 – The first gold medal won by Slovenia. A small and young nation with a giant history in judo. Urska ZOLNIR put Slovenia even more on the world judo map!
0 – Olympic champions defended their title from Beijing 2008.