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Tokyo 1964

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Tokyo 1964-Heavy weight (+80 kg): INOKUMA Isao (JPN) 1st, on the right, and ROGERS Alfred (CAN) 2nd.
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Anton Geesink

Dutch judo champion Anton Geesink arrives back in his home town of Utrecht after winning the gold medal in the open event at the Tokyo Olympics, 6th November 1964. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Antonius Geesink

23rd October 1964: Antonius Geesink of Holland raises his arms in victory after beating Japan's Akio Kaminaga in the final of the Judo non-category class at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Judo Mens Openweight

The winners of the Judo Men's Openweight event line up for their medals at the Tokyo Olympics, 24th October 1964. From left to right, they are Akio Kaminaga of Japan (silver), Anton Geesink of the Netherlands (gold) and Theodore Boronovskis and Klaus Glahn (joint bronze winners) (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Tokyo 1964-Open-GEESINK Antonius (NED) 1st, above, andKAMINAGA Akio (JPN) 2nd.
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51 1964 Olympics Anton Geesink

1964: Anton Geesink of the Netherlands holds down Akio Kaminaga of Japan shortly before winning the open judo category at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Judo was included in the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 1964 and the host country, which invented the sport, swept up all the gold medals until the open category. Dutchman Geensik, who had been a dominant figure in the sport, triumphed and brought disappointment to the hosts. Geesink was a huge man, but had a nimbleness which belied his frame and skill with ankle taps which were crucial. He subsequently devoted himself to teaching and became an IOC member in 1987. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport

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