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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Dutch judoka Geesink stuns home crowd

    A Japanese Games inevitably meant great interest in Judo. It hardly needs saying that it is a sport that many connect with Japan, and many home supporters expected to see gold medals won by their athletes. Not least in the category considered by many in Tokyo to be the highest profile in the 1964 Games – the open category. It was the first gold medal of the Games, but, to the shock of many, it was not won by a Japanese competitor, but instead by a European - Anton Geesink of the Netherlands.
    13 Oct 1964 | Tokyo 1964, Judo, Netherlands
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