World Judo Championships
Current event or competition:
2024 World Judo Championships
Competition details
DisciplineJudo
TypeAnnual
OrganiserInternational Judo Federation (IJF)
History
First edition1956 in Tokyo, Japan
Editions37 men (2024)
28 women (2024)
Most wins Japan – 417 medals
(180 gold medals)
Most recentAbu Dhabi 2024
Next editionBudapest 2025

The World Judo Championships are the highest level of international judo competition, along with the Olympic judo competition. The championships are held once every year (except the years when the Olympics take place) by the International Judo Federation, and qualified judoka compete in their respective categories as representatives of their home countries. Team competitions have also been held since 1994. The men's championships began in 1956, though the format and periodicity of the championships have changed over time. The last edition of the championships took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2024.

History

The first World Judo Champion, Shokichi Natsui in 1956

The first edition of the world championships took place in Tokyo, Japan in 1956. There were no weight classes at the time and Japanese judoka Shokichi Natsui became the first world champion in history, defeating fellow countryman Yoshihiko Yoshimatsu in the final. The second world championship was also held in Tokyo two years later, with the Japanese winning the top two spots in the competition for the second time. In 1961, the championship was held outside Japan for the first time, and Dutch judoka Anton Geesink defeated the prior world champion, Koji Sone, in Paris, France, to become the first non-Japanese world champion.

The 1965 World Judo Championships were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and weight classes were implemented for the first time with the addition of the −68 kg, −80 kg, and +80 kg categories. Judo had become an Olympic sport at the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, and a permanent sport after a brief absence at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Despite this progressive enlargement, it took until 1980 for women to participate in the world championships. The first women's world championships were held in New York City in 1980, and were held in alternating years as the men's championships until the 1987 World Judo Championships in Essen, where the two competitions were merged into one world championship. The mixed championships have been held biannually since 1987. In 2005, the world championships made its debut on the African continent in Cairo, Egypt. In the International Judo Federation meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007 (during the 2007 World Judo Championships), it was decided that France would host the world championships for the fifth time in 2011.

Weight classes

There are currently 16 tournaments in the world championships, with 8 weight classes for each gender.

Competitions by year

The world championships have been held in every continent except Oceania and Antarctica.

Men's competitions

Number Year Dates City and host country Venue # Countries # Athletes Ref.
1 1956 3 May Japan Tokyo, Japan Kuramae Kokugikan 21 31 [1][2]
2 1958 30 November Japan Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 18 39 [3][4]
3 1961 2 December France Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 25 57 [5][6]
4 1965 14–17 October Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Maracanãzinho 42 150 [7][8]
5 1967 9–11 August United States Salt Lake City, United States University of Utah 25 115 [9][10]
6 1969 23–25 October Mexico Mexico City, Mexico Palacio de los Deportes 39 187 [11][12]
7 1971 2–4 September West Germany Ludwigshafen, West Germany Friedrich-Ebert-Halle 52 310 [13][14]
8 1973 22–24 June Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland Palais de Beaulieu 50 288 [15][16]
9 1975 23–25 October Austria Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadthalle 46 274 [17][18]
1977 19–24 September Spain Barcelona, Spain Palau dels Esports Cancelled [a]
10 1979 6–9 December France Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 54 273 [20][21]
11 1981 3–6 September Netherlands Maastricht, Netherlands Euro Hall 51 255 [22][23]
12 1983 13–16 October Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union Lenin Palace of Sports 44 226 [24][25]
13 1985 26–29 September South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena 39 189 [26][27]

Women's competitions

Number Year Dates City and host country Venue # Countries # Athletes Ref.
1 1980 29–30 November United States New York, United States Madison Square Garden 27 149 [28][29]
2 1982 4–5 December France Paris, France Stade Pierre de Coubertin 35 174 [30][31]
3 1984 10–11 November Austria Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadthalle 32 183 [32][33]
4 1986 24–26 October Netherlands Maastricht, Netherlands Geusselt Sports Hall 35 162 [34][35]

Mixed competitions

Number M/W Year Dates City and host country Venue # Countries # Athletes Ref.
14/5 1987 19–22 November Germany Essen, West Germany Grugahalle 63 456 [36][37]
15/6 1989 10–15 October Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia Pionir Hall 63 355 [38][39]
16/7 1991 25–28 July Spain Barcelona, Spain Palau Blaugrana 64 465 [40][41]
17/8 1993 30 September – 3 October Canada Hamilton, Canada Copps Coliseum 79 508 [42][43]
18/9 1995 28 September – 1 October Japan Chiba, Japan Makuhari Messe 100 627 [44][45]
19/10 1997 9–12 October France Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 91 585 [46][47]
20/11 1999 7–10 October United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom National Indoor Arena 91 619 [48][49]
21/12 2001 26–29 July Germany Munich, Germany Olympiahalle 89 586 [50][51]
22/13 2003 11–14 September Japan Osaka, Japan Osaka-jō Hall 100 631 [52][53]
23/14 2005 8–11 September Egypt Cairo, Egypt Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex 93 579 [54][55]
24/15 2007 13–16 September Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil HSBC Arena 139 743 [56][57]
25/16 2009 27–30 August Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy 197 538 [58][59]
26/17 2010 9–13 September Japan Tokyo, Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium 112 847 [60][61]
27/18 2011 23–28 August France Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 131 864 [62][63]
28/19 2013 26 August – 1 September Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Maracanãzinho 123 673 [64][65]
29/20 2014 25–31 August Russia Chelyabinsk, Russia Traktor Arena 110 637 [66][67]
30/21 2015 24–30 August Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace 120 723 [68][69]
31/22 2017 28 August – 3 September Hungary Budapest, Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena 126 728 [70][71]
32/23 2018 20–27 September Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan National Gymnastics Arena 124 755 [72][73]
33/24 2019 25 August – 1 September Japan Tokyo, Japan Nippon Budokan 143 828 [74][75]
34/25 2021 6–13 June Hungary Budapest, Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena 118 661 [76][77][78]
35/26 2022 6–13 October Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Humo Ice Dome 82 571 [79][80]
36/27 2023 7–14 May Qatar Doha, Qatar Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena 99 657 [81][82]
37/28 2024 19–24 May United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Mubadala Arena 107 658 [83][84]
38/29 2025 13–20 June Hungary Budapest, Hungary [85][86]
  1. ^ The 1977 Championships were canceled due to the refusal of the host country officials to allow the Taiwanese national team to compete under the national flag of the Republic of China, thereby denying them visas. Taiwan appealed the decision of the Spanish officials to the International Judo Federation, who considered the position of the Taiwanese side to be fair and decided to cancel the 1977 Championships due to an unresolved political conflict.[19]

Openweight competitions

Number Year Dates City and host country Venue # Countries # Athletes Ref.
1 2008 20–21 December France Levallois-Perret, France Marcel Cerdan Palace of Sports 18 51 [87][88]
2009 Cancelled
2 2011 29–30 October Russia Tyumen, Russia Judo Centre 22 49 [89][90]
3 2017 11–12 November Morocco Marrakech, Morocco Palais des Congrès 28 58 [91][92]

Medal tables

Men's medal count – individual events (1956–2024)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 105 58 65 228
2  South Korea 25 8 45 78
3  France 24 17 28 69
4  Soviet Union 11 12 33 56
5  Georgia 10 13 24 47
6  Netherlands 8 11 19 38
7  Russia 7 14 27 48
8  Germany 5 6 12 23
9  Uzbekistan 5 4 10 19
10 Brazil Brazil 4 7 16 27
11  Poland 4 2 14 20
12  Azerbaijan 3 6 14 23
13  Cuba 3 6 9 18
14  Great Britain 3 4 13 20
15  East Germany 3 3 14 20
16  Mongolia 3 3 11 17
17  Spain 3 2 5 10
18  Greece 3 2 1 6
19  Iran 3 0 5 8
20  Hungary 2 5 11 18
21  Kazakhstan 2 5 4 11
22  United States 2 3 7 12
23  Czech Republic 2 1 2 5
Individual Neutral Athletes [a] 2 1 1 4
24  Portugal 2 0 3 5
25  Belgium 1 8 11 20
26  Ukraine 1 3 9 13
27  Israel 1 2 3 6
28   Switzerland 1 2 2 5
29  Serbia 1 2 1 4
30  Austria 1 1 4 6
31 Russia Russian Judo Federation [b] 1 1 1 3
32  Tunisia 1 0 2 3
 Yugoslavia 1 0 2 3
34  Italy 0 7 9 16
35  West Germany 0 5 13 18
36  Canada 0 4 7 11
37  Turkey 0 3 5 8
38  North Korea 0 3 4 7
39  Estonia 0 3 1 4
40  Belarus 0 2 6 8
41  Egypt 0 2 3 5
42  Czechoslovakia 0 2 2 4
43  Moldova 0 1 4 5
 Romania 0 1 4 5
45  Bulgaria 0 1 2 3
 Sweden 0 1 2 3
47  Chinese Taipei 0 1 1 2
48  Algeria 0 1 0 1
 Montenegro 0 1 0 1
 Slovenia 0 1 0 1
51  China 0 0 3 3
52  Finland 0 0 2 2
 Tajikistan 0 0 2 2
 United Arab Emirates 0 0 2 2
55  Armenia 0 0 1 1
 Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 Lithuania 0 0 1 1
Total 253 251 504 1008

Women's medal count – individual events (1980–2024)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 57 50 54 161
2  France 35 21 55 111
3  China 20 13 14 47
4  Cuba 16 16 29 61
5  Great Britain 13 15 20 48
6  Netherlands 8 11 36 55
7  Belgium 8 9 9 26
8  Italy 6 5 12 23
9  South Korea 6 1 19 26
10 Brazil Brazil 5 6 17 28
11  North Korea 5 2 4 11
12  Germany 4 7 16 27
13  Canada 3 2 4 9
14  Mongolia 3 1 10 14
15  Austria 3 1 7 11
16  Colombia 3 0 3 6
17  Spain 2 8 9 19
18  West Germany 2 5 12 19
19  United States 2 5 10 17
20  Poland 2 2 11 15
21  Israel 2 2 4 8
22  Argentina 2 2 1 5
23  Ukraine 2 1 2 5
24  Croatia 2 1 1 4
25  Slovenia 1 5 8 14
26  Kosovo 1 0 6 7
27 International Judo Federation [c] 1 0 0 1
 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
29  Portugal 0 5 4 9
30  Russia 0 3 10 13
31  Romania 0 3 5 8
32  Australia 0 3 3 6
33  Hungary 0 2 6 8
34  Uzbekistan 0 2 0 2
35  Turkey 0 1 4 5
36  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 1 2
 Norway 0 1 1 2
 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
 Sweden 0 1 1 2
40  Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
41  Kazakhstan 0 0 4 4
42  Azerbaijan 0 0 3 3
43   Switzerland 0 0 2 2
 Tunisia 0 0 2 2
45  Algeria 0 0 1 1
 Belarus 0 0 1 1
 Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
 Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1
 Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
 Greece 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
 Serbia and Montenegro 0 0 1 1
Individual Neutral Athletes [a] 0 0 1 1
Total 215 215 430 860

Total medal count – individual events (1956–2024)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 162 108 119 389
2  France 59 38 83 180
3  South Korea 31 9 64 104
4  China 20 13 17 50
5  Cuba 19 22 38 79
6  Netherlands 16 22 55 93
7  Great Britain 16 19 33 68
8  Soviet Union 11 13 33 57
9  Georgia 10 13 24 47
10  Belgium 9 17 20 46
11 Brazil Brazil 9 13 33 55
12  Germany 9 13 28 50
13  Russia 7 17 37 61
14  Italy 6 12 21 39
15  Poland 6 4 25 35
16  Mongolia 6 4 21 31
17  Spain 5 10 14 29
18  Uzbekistan 5 6 10 21
19  North Korea 5 5 8 18
20  United States 4 8 17 29
21  Austria 4 2 11 17
22  Azerbaijan 3 6 17 26
23  Canada 3 6 11 20
24  Ukraine 3 4 11 18
25  Israel 3 4 7 14
26  East Germany 3 3 14 20
27  Greece 3 2 2 7
28  Iran 3 0 5 8
29  Colombia 3 0 3 6
30  West Germany 2 10 25 37
31  Hungary 2 7 17 26
32  Kazakhstan 2 5 8 15
33  Portugal 2 5 7 14
34  Argentina 2 2 1 5
35  Czech Republic 2 1 3 6
Individual Neutral Athletes [a] 2 1 2 5
36  Croatia 2 1 1 4
37  Slovenia 1 6 8 15
38   Switzerland 1 2 4 7
39  Serbia 1 2 2 5
40 Russia Russian Judo Federation [b] 1 1 1 3
41  Kosovo 1 0 6 7
42  Tunisia 1 0 4 5
43  Yugoslavia 1 0 2 3
44 International Judo Federation [c] 1 0 0 1
 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
46  Romania 0 4 9 13
 Turkey 0 4 9 13
48  Australia 0 3 3 6
49  Estonia 0 3 1 4
50  Belarus 0 2 7 9
51  Egypt 0 2 3 5
 Sweden 0 2 3 5
53  Czechoslovakia 0 2 2 4
54  Moldova 0 1 4 5
55  Bulgaria 0 1 3 4
56  Chinese Taipei 0 1 2 3
57  Algeria 0 1 1 2
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 1 2
 Norway 0 1 1 2
 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
61  Montenegro 0 1 0 1
62  Finland 0 0 2 2
 Tajikistan 0 0 2 2
 United Arab Emirates 0 0 2 2
65  Armenia 0 0 1 1
 Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 Lithuania 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Serbia and Montenegro 0 0 1 1
Total 468 466 934 1868

World Team Judo Championships

The first World Team Judo Championships was held in 1994 as separate event and only for men's national teams. The first World Team Judo Championships for women's national team was held as separate event in 1997.[93] Since 1998, World Team Judo Championships for men's and women's national teams have been held at the same time and venue. It were held every four years until 2006 (although promotional team events were held during 2003 and 2005 World Judo Championships) and every year from 2007 to 2015 (except 2009). Since 2011 men's and women's team competitions became the part of World Judo Championships. Starting from 2017, it were merged into mixed team competition. Judokas who participates in the individual events at the World Championships often do not participate in the team competition.

Year Competitions Location Men Women
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze
1994 M Paris, France  France  Germany  Japan
 Russia
no women's competition
1997 W Osaka, Japan no men's competition  Cuba  South Korea  France
 Japan
1998 M W Minsk, Belarus  Japan  Brazil  France
 Russia
 Cuba  France  Belgium
 China
2002 M W Basel, Switzerland  Japan  Georgia  France
 Italy
 Japan  Cuba  China
 Italy
2003 M W Osaka, Japan  France  Japan  Iran
 Russia
 Japan  China  Cuba
 France
2005 M W Cairo, Egypt  South Korea  Japan  Brazil
 Georgia
 France  South Korea  Algeria
 Japan
2006 M W Paris, France  Georgia  Russia  France
 South Korea
 France  Cuba  China
 Japan
2007 M W Beijing, China  Japan  Brazil  China
 South Korea
 China  Cuba  Japan
 Mongolia
2008 M W Tokyo, Japan  Georgia  Uzbekistan  Brazil
 Russia
 Japan  France  China
 Germany
2010 M W Antalya, Turkey  Japan  Brazil  Russia
 South Korea
 Netherlands  Germany  Japan
 Turkey
2011 M W Paris, France  France  Brazil  Japan
 South Korea
 France  Japan  Cuba
 Germany
2012 M W Salvador, Brazil  Russia  Japan  Brazil
 Georgia
 Japan  China  Brazil
 Cuba
2013 M W Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Georgia  Russia  Germany
 Japan
 Japan  Brazil  Cuba
 France
2014 M W Chelyabinsk, Russia  Japan  Russia  Georgia
 Germany
 France  Mongolia  Germany
 Japan
2015 M W Astana, Kazakhstan  Japan  South Korea  Georgia
 Mongolia
 Japan  Poland  Germany
 Russia

World Team Judo Championships — Mixed team

Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
2017 Budapest, Hungary  Japan  Brazil  France
 South Korea
2018 Baku, Azerbaijan  Japan  France  Korea
 Russia
2019 Tokyo, Japan  Japan  France  Brazil
 Russia
2021 Budapest, Hungary  Japan  France  Brazil
 Uzbekistan
2022 Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Japan  France  Germany
 Israel
2023 Doha, Qatar  Japan  France  Georgia
 Netherlands
2024 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Japan  France  Georgia
 Italy

Medal tables

The results of promotional team events which were held during 2003 and 2005 World Judo Championships are not included into overall statistics.

All-time medal count

List of World Judo Championships medalists

Updated after the 2024 World Judo Championships.

This table include all medals in the individual and team competitions won at the World Judo Championships as well as at the separate World Team Judo Championships and separate World Judo Open Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan180110127417
2 France644689199
3 South Korea311169111
4 Cuba21254187
5 China21142257
6 Netherlands17225695
7 Great Britain16193368
8 Georgia13142956
9 Soviet Union11133357
10Brazil Brazil9193866
11 Belgium9172147
12 Germany9153559
13 Russia8204472
14 Italy6122442
15 Poland652536
16 Mongolia652334
17 Spain5101429
18 Uzbekistan571123
19 North Korea55818
20 United States481729
21 Austria421117
22 Azerbaijan361726
23 Canada361120
24 Ukraine341118
25 Israel34815
26 East Germany331420
27 Greece3227
28 Iran3058
29 Colombia3036
30 West Germany2102537
31 Hungary271726
32 Kazakhstan25815
33 Portugal25714
34 Argentina2215
35 Czech Republic2136
Individual Neutral Athletes [a]2125
36 Croatia2114
37 Slovenia16815
38 Switzerland1247
39 Serbia1225
40Russia Russian Judo Federation [b]1113
41 Kosovo1067
42 Tunisia1045
43 Yugoslavia1023
44International Judo Federation [c]1001
 Venezuela1001
46 Turkey041014
47 Romania04913
48 Australia0336
49 Estonia0314
50 Belarus0279
51 Egypt0235
 Sweden0235
53 Czechoslovakia0224
54 Moldova0145
55 Bulgaria0134
56 Chinese Taipei0123
57 Algeria0112
 Bosnia and Herzegovina0112
 Norway0112
 Puerto Rico0112
61 Montenegro0101
62 Finland0022
 Tajikistan0022
 United Arab Emirates0022
65 Armenia0011
 Korea [d]0011
 Kyrgyzstan0011
 Latvia0011
 Lithuania0011
 New Zealand0011
 Serbia and Montenegro0011
Totals (71 entries)4994979961992

Multiple gold medalists

Boldface denotes active judokas and highest medal count among all judokas (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Men

Individual events

Rank Judoka Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Teddy Riner  France +100 kg / Open 2007 2023 11 1 12
2 Naoya Ogawa  Japan +95 kg / Open 1987 1995 4 3 7
3 Hifumi Abe  Japan −66 kg 2017 2023 4 1 5
Naohisa Takatō  Japan −60 kg 2013 2022 4 1 5
5 David Douillet  France +95 kg / Open 1993 1997 4 4
Shōzō Fujii  Japan −80 kg / −78 kg 1971 1979 4 4
Yasuhiro Yamashita  Japan +95 kg / Open 1979 1983 4 4
8 Ilias Iliadis  Greece −90 kg 2005 2014 3 2 1 6
9 Alexander Mikhaylin  Russia −100 kg / +100 kg / Open 1999 2011 3 1 3 7
10 Tato Grigalashvili  Georgia −81 kg 2021 2024 3 1 4

All events

Rank Judoka Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Teddy Riner  France +100 kg / Open / Team 2007 2023 12 1 # 1 # # 14 #
2 Soichi Hashimoto  Japan −73 kg / Team 2017 2023 *## 7 *## 2 2 *## 11 *##
3 Shōhei Ōno  Japan −73 kg / Team 2013 2019 * 6 * 1 * 7 *
4 Masashi Ebinuma  Japan −66 kg / Team 2011 2015 5 1 1 7
Riki Nakaya  Japan −73 kg / Team 2011 2017 ** 5 ** 1 * 1 * *** 7 ***
6 David Douillet  France +95 kg / Open / Team 1993 1997 * 5 * * 5 *
7 Alexander Mikhaylin  Russia −100 kg / +100 kg / Open / Team 1998 2013 4 * 3 * 5 * 12 *
8 Naoya Ogawa  Japan +95 kg / Open 1987 1995 4 3 7
9 Takanori Nagase  Japan −81 kg / Team 2014 2023 # 4 # 2 # 6 #
10 Hifumi Abe  Japan −66 kg 2017 2023 4 1 5
Naohisa Takatō  Japan −60 kg 2013 2022 4 1 5

# including one medal of the World Team Championships won as reserve
* including one medal of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only
** including two medals of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only
*## including one medal of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only and two won as reserve
*** including three medals of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only

Women

Individual events

Rank Judoka Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Ryōko Tani (Tamura)  Japan −48 kg 1991 2007 7 1 8
Tong Wen  China +78 kg / Open 2001 2011 7 1 8
3 Ingrid Berghmans  Belgium +72 kg / −72 kg / Open 1980 1989 6 4 1 11
4 Clarisse Agbegnenou  France −63 kg 2013 2024 6 2 1 9
5 Gao Fenglian  China +72 kg / Open 1984 1989 4 1 1 6
Kye Sun-hui  North Korea −52 kg / −57 kg 1997 2007 4 1 1 6
7 Noriko Anno  Japan +72 kg / −72 kg / −78 kg 1993 2003 4 1 5
Karen Briggs  Great Britain −48 kg 1982 1991 4 1 5
9 Uta Abe  Japan −52 kg 2018 2023 4 4
10 Driulis González  Cuba −56 kg / −57 kg / −63 kg 1993 2007 3 2 2 7

All events

Rank Judoka Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Clarisse Agbegnenou  France −63 kg / Team 2011 2024 # 8 # * 3 * * 3 * **# 14 **#
2 Tong Wen  China +78 kg / Open / Team 2001 2011 8 2 10
3 Ryōko Tani (Tamura)  Japan −48 kg 1991 2007 7 1 8
4 Ingrid Berghmans  Belgium +72 kg / −72 kg / Open 1980 1989 6 4 1 11
5 Momo Tamaoki  Japan −57 kg / Team 2018 2024 ****# 6 ****# 1 1 ****# 8 ****#
6 Chizuru Arai  Japan −70 kg / Team 2015 2019 # 6 # # 6 #
Akira Sone  Japan +78 kg / Team 2017 2023 **## 6 **## **## 6 **##
8 Driulis González  Cuba −56 kg / −57 kg / −63 kg / Team 1993 2007 5 4 2 11
9 Misato Nakamura  Japan −52 kg / Team 2006 2015 5 2 1 8
10 Gévrise Émane  France −70 kg / −63 kg / Team 2005 2015 * 5 * 1 2 * 8 *

# including one medal of the World Team Championships won as reserve
* including one medal of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only
**# including two medals of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only and one won as reserve
**## including two medals of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only and two won as reserve
****# including four medals of the World Team Championships won for participation in the qualifying only and one won as reserve

Records

Category Men Women
Youngest world champion
Oldest world champion

Video footage

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d At the 2023 and 2024 World Championships, in accordance with sanctions imposed following by the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, judokas from Russia were not permitted to use the name, flag, or anthem of Russia. They instead participated as "Individual Neutral Athletes (AIN)", their medals were not included in the official medal table.
  2. ^ a b c At the 2021 World Championships, in accordance with a ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), judokas from Russia were not permitted to use the Russian name, flag, or anthem. They instead participated as "the team of the Russian Judo Federation (RJF)", and used the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee.
  3. ^ a b c Unlike in 2013, Majlinda Kelmendi did not compete at the 2014 World Championships under the Kosovo flag but under the International Judo Federation flag, as Russia does not recognise Kosovo's independence.
  4. ^ a b c At the 2018 World Championships, judokas from North Korea and South Korea completed for unified Korean team and won bronze medals in the Mixed team competition.

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