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This is a list of the best Olympic athletes in the sport of judo. Olympians on this list have competed at the Olympic games in judo. Olympic athletes on this list have made it all the way to the Olympics in their sport and have either won their event or did not even place. But this list isn't just about winners, times, distances and points, it's about who are the public's favorite Olympic athletes in judo. Olympians on this list have captured the hearts of the public in one way or another, and have led their peers in judo competitions.

Only the greatest judo Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so vote for your favorites and let only the best judo Olympians see the top. Judo athletes who have competed in the Olympics don't all have what it takes to be called the "best" in their Olympic sport, so vote carefully and make sure that only the true greats get a place on the front page of this list. Athletes here include everyone from Oscar Braison, to Leandro Guilheiro, to Ronda Rousey. You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. (79 items)

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zibi added Toshihiko Koga age 49

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Teddy Riner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Teddy Riner age 27

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Irakli Tsirekidze is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Tadahiro Nomura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Arthur Roderick added Tadahiro Nomura age 42

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Ryoko Tani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Ryoko Tani age 41

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Yael Arad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Yael Arad age 49

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Ariel Ze'evi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Ariel Ze'evi age 40

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Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Shohei Ono is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Sebbei added Shohei Ono

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Kim Jae-Bum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Kim Jae-Bum age 32

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Tiago Camilo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Tiago Camilo age 34

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Anton Geesink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Allan K Simon added Anton Geesink Died at 76 (1934-2010)

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Lucie Décosse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Aurélio Miguel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Felipe Scama added Aurélio Miguel Aurélio Fernández Miguel is a Brazilian judoka and Olympic champion. Among his best sporting achievements are his gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and a ...

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Masato Uchishiba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Paweł Nastula is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
AndrzejPopławski added Paweł Nastula age 46

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Elnur Mammadli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Ronda Rousey age 30

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Isao Inokuma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Isao Inokuma Died at 63 (1938-2001)

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Travis Stevens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Travis Stevens age 31

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Choi Min-Ho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Choi Min-Ho age 36

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Waldemar Legień is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
babybear added Waldemar Legień age 53

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Ole Bischof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Ole Bischof age 37

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Edith Bosch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Edith Bosch age 36

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Yalennis Castillo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Satoshi Ishii is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Satoshi Ishii age 31

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Benjamin Darbelet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Valerie Gotay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
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Amar Benikhlef is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Ryan Reser is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Ryan Reser age 35

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Edmond Topalli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Movlud Miraliyev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Wang Ki-Chun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Wang Ki-Chun age 28

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Sasha Mehmedovic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Sasha Mehmedovic age 32

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Taraje Williams-Murray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Taraje Williams-Murray age 31

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Ayumi Tanimoto is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Oscar Braison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Oscar Braison age 32

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Jeong Gyeong-Mi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Jeong Gyeong-Mi age 31

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Benjamin Behrla is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Peter Seisenbacher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Allan K Simon added Peter Seisenbacher age 57

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Abdullo Tangriev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Rasul Boqiev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Rasul Boqiev age 34

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Marylise Lévesque is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Marylise Lévesque age 34

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Henk Grol is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Henk Grol age 31

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Giulia Quintavalle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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An Kum-ae is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
An Kum-ae age 36

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Leandro Guilheiro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo

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Yang Xiuli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Yang Xiuli age 33

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Tong Wen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Tong Wen age 34

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Oren Smadja is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Judo
Oren Smadja age 46