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Judo

Judo at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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Judo contests last five minutes, with scores awarded for different throws and holds. However, a contest ends immediately if a competitor is awarded ‘ippon’ – the maximum score. If the scores are tied after five minutes, the contest enters a golden score period, when the first score of any sort wins. At the Paralympic Games, the main difference from other top-level Judo competition is that judoka (athletes), who all have visual impairments, are allowed to have contact with their opponent before each contest begins.

All of the Judo events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be played in a knockout format with double repechage, and will end with two finalists going head to head in the gold medal contest. Athletes who have previously been defeated by these two finalists will compete in repechage contests, with the winners of the repechage table finals fighting the losers from the opposite tables for the two bronze medals.

Judo Women's up to 70kg Gold Medal Contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Maria del Carmen Herrera from Spain wins the Gold Medal against Lenia Ruvalcaba from Mexico © •

Maria del Carmen Herrera from Spain wins the Gold Medal against Lenia Ruvalcaba from Mexico

Judo Men's over 100kg Gold Medal contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Azerbaijan's Ilham Zakiyev beats China's Song Wang and wins the gold medal © •

Azerbaijan's Ilham Zakiyev beats China's Song Wang and wins the gold medal

Judo Men's up to 100kg Gold Medal Contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Brazil's Antonio Tenorio Silva wins the gold medal, Azerbaijan's Karim Sardarov wins silver © •

Brazil's Antonio Tenorio Silva wins the gold medal, Azerbaijan's Karim Sardarov wins silver

Judo Men's up to 90kg Gold Medal Contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Russia's Oleg Kretsul beats Azerbaijan's Tofig Mammadov and wins Paralympic Gold © •

Russia's Oleg Kretsul beats Azerbaijan's Tofig Mammadov and wins Paralympic Gold

Judo Men's 60kg Gold Medal Contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Algeria's Mouloud Noura wins the Gold Medal against Saeed Rahmati from Iran © •

Algeria's Mouloud Noura wins the Gold Medal against Saeed Rahmati from Iran

Judo Men's 66kg Gold Medal Contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Algeria's Sidali Lamri beats Satoshi Fujimoto from Japan and wins gold © •

Algeria's Sidali Lamri beats Satoshi Fujimoto from Japan and wins gold

Judo Women's 52kg Gold Medal Contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

China's Na Cui beats France's Sandrine Aurieres-Martinet © •

China's Na Cui beats France's Sandrine Aurieres-Martinet

Judo Women's 48kg Bronze Medal Constest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Russia's Victoria Potapova wins against Ukraine's Yuliya Halinska © •

Russia's Victoria Potapova wins against Ukraine's Yuliya Halinska

Judo men's 66kg Bronze medal contest - Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Jani Kallunki from Finland wins the Bronze medal against Iran's Reza Golmohammadi Andarian © •

Jani Kallunki from Finland wins the Bronze medal against Iran's Reza Golmohammadi Andarian