YEAR EVENT/VENUE CATEGORY CHAMPION NATION
1956 1ST World Championship TOKYO OPEN NATSUI, S JPN
1958 2ND World Championship TOKYO OPEN SONE, K JPN
1961 3RD World Championship PARIS OPEN GEESINK, A NED
1964 OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN GEESINK, A NED
TOKYO HEAVY INOKUMA, I JPN
JAPAN MIDDLE OKANO, I JPN
LIGHT NAKATANI, T JPN
1965 4TH MENS World Championship OPEN INOKUMA, I JPN
RIO DE JANEIRO HEAVY GEESINK, A NED
BRAZIL MIDDLE OKANO, I JPN
LIGHT MATSUDA, H JPN
1967 5TH MENS World Championship OPEN MATSUNAGA, M JPN
SALT LAKE CITY HEAVY RUSKA, W NED
U.S.A. L/HEAVY SATO, N JPN
MIDDLE MARUKI, E JPN
L/MIDDLE MINATOYA, H JPN
LIGHT SHIGEOKA, T JPN
1969 6TH MENS World Championship OPEN SHINOMAKI, M JPN
MEXICO CITY HEAVY SUMA, S JPN
MEXICO L/HEAVY SASAHARA, F JPN
MIDDLE SONODA, I JPN
L/MIDDLE MINATOYA, H JPN
LIGHT SONODA, Y JPN
1970 7TH MENS World Championship OPEN SHINOMAKI, M JPN
LUDWIGSHAFEN HEAVY RUSKA, W NED
GERMANY L/HEAVY SASAHARA, F JPN
MIDDLE FUJII, S JPN
L/MIDDLE TSUZAWA, H JPN
LIGHT KAWAGUCHI, T JPN
1972 OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN RUSKA, W NED
MUNICH HEAVY RUSKA, W NED
GERMANY L/HEAVY CHOCHOSHVILI URS
MIDDLE SEKINE, S JPN
L/MIDDLE NOMURA, T JPN
LIGHT KAWAGUCHI, T JPN
1973 8TH MENS World Championship OPEN NINOMIYA, K JPN
LAUSANNE HEAVY TAKAGI, C JPN
SWITZERLAND L/HEAVY SATO, N JPN
MIDDLE FUJII, S JPN
L/MIDDLE NOMURA, T JPN
LIGHT MINAMI, Y JPN
1975 9TH MENS World Championship OPEN UEMURA.H JPN
VIENNA HEAVY ENDO.S JPN
AUSTRIA L/HEAVY ROUGE.J.L FRA
MIDDLE FUJII.S JPN
L/MIDDLE NEVZOROV.V URS
LIGHT MINAMI.Y JPN
1976 OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN NOVIKOV S.P URS
MONTREAL HEAVY UEMURA.H JPN
CANADA L/HEAVY NINOMIYA.K JPN
MIDDLE SONODA.I JPN
L/MIDDLE NEVZOROV.V URS
LIGHT RODRIGUEZ.H CUB
1977 10TH MENS World Championship CANCELLED
BARCELONA
SPAIN
1979 11TH MENS World Championship OPEN ENDO.S JPN
PARIS +95 KG YAMASHITA.Y JPN
FRANCE -95 KHUBULURI.T URS
-86 ULTSCH.D GDR
-78 FUJII.S JPN
-71 KATSU K.K JPN
-65 SOLODUKHIN.N URS
-60 REY.T FRA
1980 OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN LORENZ.D GDR
MOSCOW + 95KG PARISI.A FRA
USSR -95 VAN DE WALLE.R BEL
-86 ROETHLISBERGER SUI
-78 KHABARELI URS
-71 GAMBA.E ITA
-65 SOLODUKHIN.N URS
-60 REY.T FRA
1980 1ST WOMENS World Championship OPEN BERGHMANS.I BEL
NEW YORK +72KG DE CAL.M ITA
U.S.A -72 TRAIADOU.J FRA
-66 SIMON.E AUT
-61 STAPS.A NED
-56 WINKLEBAUER.G AUT
-52 HROVAT.E AUT
-48 BRIDGE.J GBR
1981 12TH MENS World Championship OPEN YAMASHITA.Y JPN
MAASTRICHT +95KG YAMASHITA.Y JPN
NEDERLAND -95 KHUBULURI.T URS
-86 TCHOULLOUYAN. FRA
-78 ADAMS.N GBR
-71 PARK.C.H KOR
-65 KASHIWAZAKI.K JPN
-60 MORIWAKI.Y JPN
1982 2ND WOMENS World Championship OPEN BERGHMANS.I BEL
PARIS 72 LUPINO.N FRA
FRANCE -72 CLASSEN.B.L FRG
-66 DEYDIER.B FRA
-61 ROTTIER.M FRA
-56 RODRIGUEZ.B FRA
-52 DOYLE.L GBR
-48 BRIGGS.K GBR
1983 13TH MENS World Championship OPEN SAITO.H JPN
MOSCOW +95KG YAMASHITA.Y. JPN
USSR -95 PRESCHEL.A GDR
-86 ULTCH.D GDR
-78 HIKAGE.N JPN
-71 NAKANISHI.H JPN
-65 SOLODUKHIN.N URS
-60 TLETSERI.K URS
1984 OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN YAMASHITA.Y JPN
LOS ANGELES 95 SAITO.H JPN
USA -95 HA.H.J. KOR
-86 SEISENBACHER.P AUT
-78 WIENEKE.F FRG
-71 AHN.B.K KOR
-65 MATSUOKA.Y JPN
-60 HOSOKAWA.S JPN
1984 3RD WOMENS World Championship OPEN BERGHMANS.I BEL
VIENNA +72KG MOTTA ITA
AUSTRIA -72 BERGHMANS.I BEL
-66 DEYDIER.B FRA
-61 HERNANDEZ.N VEN
-56 BURNS.A.M. USA
-52 YAMAGUCHI.K JPN
-48 BRIGGS.K GBR
1985 14TH MENS World Championship OPEN MASAKI.Y JPN
SEOUL 95 CHO.Y.C KOR
KOREA -95 SUGAI.H JPN
-86 SEISENBACHER.P AUT
-78 HIKAGE.N JPN
-71 AHN.B.K KOR
-65 SOKOLOV.Y URS
-60 HOSOKAWA.S JPN
1986 4TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN BERGHMANS.I BEL
MAASTRICHT 72 GAO.F CHN
NEDERLAND -72 DE KOK.I NED
-66 DEYDIER.B FRA
-61 BELL.D GBR
-56 HUGHES.A GBR
-52 BRUN.D FRA
-48 BRIGGS.K GBR
1987 15TH MENS World Championship OPEN OGAWA.N JPN
ESSEN 95 VERICHEV.G USR
GERMANY -95 SUGAI.H JPN
-86 CANU.F FRA
-78 OKADA.H JPN
-71 SWAIN.M USA
-65 YAMAMOTO.Y JPN
-60 KIM.J.Y KOR
1987 5TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN GAO.F CHN
ESSEN 72 GAO.F CHN
GERMANY -72 DE KOK.I NED
-66 SCHREIBER.A FRG
-61 BELL.D GBR
-56 ARNAUD.C FRA
-52 RENDLE.S GBR
-48 LI.Z CHN
1988 OLYMPIC GAMES MEN +95KG SAITO.H JPN
SEOUL -95 MIGUEL.A BRA
KOREA -86 SEISENBACHER.P AUT
-78 LEGIEN.W POL
-71 ALEXANDRE.M FRA
-65 LEE.K.K. KOR
-60 KIM.J.Y. KOR
1988 OLYMPIC GAMES WOMEN +72KG SERIESE.A NED
SEOUL -72 BERGHMANS.I BEL
KOREA -66 SASAKI JPN
-61 BELL.D GBR
-56 WILLIAMS.S AUS
-52 RENDLE.S GBR
-48 LI.Z CHN
1989 MENS 16TH World Championship OPEN OGAWA.N JPN
BELGRADE +95kg OGAWA.N. JPN
YUGOSLAVIA -95 KURTANIDZE.K URS
-86 CANU.F FRA
-78 KIM.B.J. KOR
-71 KOGA.T JPN
-65 BECANOVIC.D YUG
-60 TOTIKASHVILI.A URS
1989 WOMENS 6TH World Championship OPEN RODRIGUEZ.V CUB
BELGRADE 72 GAO.F CHN
YUGOSLAVIA -72 BERGHMANNS.I BEL
-66 PIERANTOZZI.E ITA
-61 FLEURY.C FRA
-56 ARNAUD.C FRA
-52 RENDLE.S GBR
-48 BRIGGS.K GBR
1991 MENS 17TH World Championship OPEN OGAWA.N JPN
BARCELONA +95KG KOSOROTOV.S USR
SPAIN -95 TRAINEAU.S FRA
-86 OKADA.H JPN
-78 LASCAU.P GER
-71 KOGA.Y JPN
-65 QUELLMALZ.U GER
-60 KOSHINO.T JPN
1991 WOMENS 7TH World Championship OPEN ZHUANG.Y CHN
BARCELONA +72KG MOON J.Y. KOR
SPAIN -72 KIM.M.J. KOR
-66 PIERANTOZZI.E ITA
-61 EICKHOFF.F GER
-56 BLASCO.M ESP
-52 GUINGI.A ITA
-48 NOWAC.C FRA
1992 OLYMPIC GAMES MEN +95KG KHAKHALECHVILI EUN
BARCELONA -95 KOVACS.A HUN
SPAIN -86 LEGIEN.W POL
-78 YOSHIDA.H JPN
-71 KOGA.T JPN
-65 SEMPAIO.R BRA
-60 GOUSSEINOV.N EUN
1992 OLYMPIC GAMES WOMEN +72KG ZHUANG.X CHN
BARCELONA -72 KIM M.J. KOR
SPAIN -66 REVE.J CUB
-61 FLEURY.C FRA
-56 BLASCO.M ESP
-52 MUNOZ.M ESP
-48 NOWAK.C FRA
1993 MENS 18TH World Championship OPEN KUBACKI.R POL
HAMILTON +95KG DOUILLET.D FRA
CANADA -95 KOVACS.A HUN
-86 NAKAMURA.Y JPN
-78 CHUN.K.Y. KOR
-71 CHUNG.H KOR
-65 NAKAMURA.Y JPN
-60 SONODA.R JPN
1993 8TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN MAKSYMOW.B POL
HAMILTON +72KG HAGN.H GER
CANADA -72 LENG.C.H CHN
-66 CHO.M.S. KOR
-61 VAN DE CAVAYE. BEL
-56 FAIRBROTHER.N GBR
-52 VERDECIA.R CUB
-48 TAMURA.R JPN
1995 19TH MENS World Championship OPEN DOUILLET.D FRA
MAKUHARI +95KG DOUILLET.D FRA
JAPAN -95 NASTULA.P. POL
-86 JEON K.Y KOR
-78 KOGA.T JPN
-71 HIDESHIMA.D JPN
-65 QUELLMALZ.U GER
-60 OJEGUINE.N RUS
1995 9TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN VAN DER LEE.M NED
MAKUHARI +72KG SERIESE.A NED
JAPAN -72 LUNA.D CUB
-66 CHO M.S. KOR
-61 JUNG S.S. KOR
-56 GONZALEZ.D CUB
-52 RESTOUX M.C FRA
-48 TAMURA.R JPN
1996 OLYMPIC GAMES MEN +95KG DOUILLET.D FRA
ATLANTA -95 NASTULA.P POL
U.S.A -86 JEON.K.Y. KOR
-78 BOURAS.D FRA
-71 NAKAMURA.K JPN
-65 QUELLMALZ.U GER
-60 NOMURA.T JPN
1996 OLYMPIC GAMES WOMEN +72KG SUN.F CHN
ATLANTA -72 WERBROUCK.U BEL
U.S.A -66 CHO M.S. KOR
-61 EMOTO.Y JPN
-56 GONZALEZ D. CUB
-52 RESTOUX.M.C FRA
-48 KYE S.H. PRK
1997 20TH MENS World Championship OPEN KUBACKI, Rafael POL
PARIS +95KG DOUILLET, David FRA
FRANCE -95 NASTULA, Pawel POL
-86 JEON, Ki Young KOR
-78 CHO, In Chul KOR
-71 NAKAMURA, Kenzo JPN
-65 KIM, Hyuk KOR
-60 NOMURA, Tadahiro JPN
1997 10TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN BELTRAN, Daina CUB
PARIS +72KG CICOT, Christine FRA
FRANCE -72 ANNO, Noriko JPN
-66 HOWEY, Kate GBR
-61 VANDENHENDE, Serverin FRA
-56 FERNANDEZ, Isabel ESP
-52 RESTOUX, Marie-Claire FRA
-48 TAMURA, Ryoko JPN
1999 21ST MENS World Championship OPEN SHINOHARA, Shinichi JPN
BIRMINGHAM +100KG SHINOHARA, Shinichi JPN
GREAT BRITAIN -100 INOUE, Kosei JPN
-90 YOSHIDA Hidehiko JPN
-81 RANDALL, Graeme GBR
-73 PEDRO, Jimmy USA
-66 BENBOUDAOUD, Larbi FRA
-60 POULOT, Manuelo CUB
1999 11TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN BELTRAN, Daina CUB
BIRMINGHAM +78KG MAKSYMOW, Beata POL
GREAT BRITAIN -78 ANNO, Noriko JPN
-70 VERANES, Sibelis CUB
-63 MAEDA, Keiko JPN
-57 GONZALEZ, Driulis CUB
-52 NARASAKI, Noriko JPN
-48 TAMURA, Ryoko JPN
2000 OLYMPIC GAMES MEN +100KG DOUILLET, David FRA
SYDNEY -100 INOUE, Kosei JPN
AUSTRALIA -90 HUIZINGA, Mark NED
-81 TAKIMOTO, M. JPN
-73 MADDALONI, Giuseppe ITA
-66 OZKAN, H. TUR
-60 NOMURA, T. JPN
2000 OLYMPIC GAMES WOMEN +78KG YUAN, Hua CHN
SYDNEY -78 TANG, Lin CHN
AUSTRALIA -70 VERANES, Sibelis CUB
-63 VANDENHENDE, S. FRA
-57 FERNANDEZ, Isabel ESP
-52 VERDECIA, L. CUB
-48 TAMURA, Ryoko JPN
2001 22ND MENS World Championship OPEN MIKHAYLIN, Alexandre RUS
MUNICH +100KG MIKHAYLIN, Alexandre RUS
GERMANY -100 INOUE, Kosei JPN
-90 DEMONTFAUCON, F FRA
-81 CHO, In-Chul KOR
-73 MAKAROV, Vitali RUS
-66 MIRESMAEILI, Arash IRI
-60 LOUNIFI, Anis TUN
2001 12TH WOMENS World Championship OPEN LEBRUN, Celine FRA
MUNICH +78KG YUAN, Hua CHN
GERMANY -78 ANNO, Noriko JPN
-70 UENO, Masae JPN
-63 VANDECAVEYE, Gella BEL
-57 LUPETEY, Yurisleidis CUB
-52 KYE, Sun-Hui PRK
-48 TAMURA, Ryoko JPN
2003 23rd MENS World Championship OPEN SUZUKI, Keiji JPN
OSAKA +100KG MUNETA, Yauyuki JPN
JAPAN -100 INOUE, Kosei JPN
-90 HWANG, Hee Tae KOR
-81 WANNER, Florian GER
-73 LEE, Won Hee KOR
-66 MIRESMAEILI, Arash IRI
-60 CHOI, Min Ho KOR
2003 13th WOMENS World Championship OPEN TONG, Wen CHN
OSAKA +78KG SUN, Fuming CHN
JAPAN -78 ANNO, Noriko JPN
-70 UENO, Masae JPN
-63 KRUKOWER, Daniela ARG
-57 KYE, Sun Hui PRK
-52 SAVON, Amarilis CUB
-48 TANI (TAMURA), Ryoko JPN
2004 OLYMPIC GAMES MEN +100KG SUZUKI, Keiji JPN
ATHENS -100 MAKARAU, Ihar BLR
GREECE -90 ZVIANDAURI, Zurab GEO
-81 ILIADIS, Ilias GRE
-73 LEE, Won Hee KOR
-66 UCHISHIBA, Masato JPN
-60 NOMURA, Tadahiro JPN
2004 OLYMPIC GAMES WOMEN +78KG TSUKABA, Maki JPN
ATHENS -78 ANNO, Noriko JPN
GREECE -70 UENO, Masae JPN
-63 TANIMOTO, Ayumi JPN
-57 BOENISCH, Yvonne GER
-52 XIAN, Dongmei CHN
-48 TANI (TAMURA), Ryoko JPN