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Youth Games

Judo In The Commonwealth Youth Games

Judo made it’s Commonwealth Youth Games debut at Bahamas 2017, where Team Scotland sent six judoka. The team won 4 medals in Bahamas, including a gold.

Judo was created in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano. Derived from the martial arts, judo became an official Olympic sport in 1964. Judo’s popularity has grown throughout the Commonwealth and is a highly physical sport with a strong ethical code and guiding philosophy. The aim is to score points by throwing the opponent to the ground or by immobilising them with arm locks, holds or strangles.

Judo is also an optional sport on the Commonwealth Games programme, making appearances at Auckland 1990, Manchester 2002 and Glasgow 2014.

Commonwealth Games Judo competition is conducted under the rules of the International Judo Federation (IJF)

  • Core / Optional Optional
  • Appearances In The Youth Games 1
  • First Youth Games Bahamas 2017
  • Most Recent Youth Games Bahamas 2017
Team Scotland’s Judo Medal Count:
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  • Total: 4
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Did You Know?

  • Judo made its Commonwealth Youth games debut at Bahamas 2017

  • The translation of 'judo' is 'the gentle way'

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Competition Format

Judo competition at Bahamas 2017 was open to men and women 15 - 17 years of age (born in 2000, 2001 and 2002). One judoka per nation was permitted to compete in each weight category.

The Commonwealth Youth Games competition was run in accordance with the elimination system with full repechage, where all participants have the opportunity to compete at least twice.

Judoka are divided into two tables, A and B, by means of a draw, and then into two groups (sub-tables) within each table. The elimination system is used to produce two finalists, who compete for the gold and silver medals. The winner of each repechage then compete against the loser of the final of the opposite table for the two bronze medals.

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