Not held in other editions
| Event type

Team, Mixed

Date31 July 2021
LocationNippon Budokan, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Participants82 from 12 countries

Twelve teams qualified for the mixed team event, which was held for the first time at the Olympic Games. Each team could nominate a maximum of twelve athletes, of which a maximum of six entered the mat in each round. As soon as one team won four of the six bouts it was declared the winner and proceeded to the next round. In case of a 3-3 draw, an additional decisive bout was scheduled. At World Championships, the format was introduced in 2018, and in all four finals France faced Japan with Japan winning the title at every occasion. Based on the results of the individual events, this seemed to be the logical outcome also at the Olympics. So far, Japan won nine gold and one bronze and France one gold, three silver and three bronze, of which only two bronze came from the men’s events.

Both teams were spared from the elimination round, just like the teams of the Russian Olympic Committee and Brazil, two potential contenders for bronze. In the quarter-final, Japan, calling up six gold medallists, defeated Germany 4-2, but only after being behind 0-2. France also had a hard time beating Israel 4-3, when the extra fight had to be decided by Golden Score. While the Russian victory over Mongolia did not come unexpectedly, the Netherlands scored a 4-2 upset over Brazil, bronze medallist at the last two World Championships. Brazil was finally eliminated in the repêchage by Israel. Germany made the bronze medal contest by defeating Mongolia.

In the semi-finals, Japan and France scored one-sided 4-0 wins against the ROC and the Netherlands, respectively, without having to go into extra-time in any of the matches. The bronze medals were eventually taken by the dark horse Israel and Germany. In the final, four gold medallists represented Japan: Shohei Ono, Chizuru Arai, Akira Sone, and Aaron Wolf, and they were complemented by bronze medallist Tsukasa Yoshida and ninth placed Shoichiro Mukai. The French team consisted of Clarisse Agbegnenou (silver), Sarah-Léonie Cysique (silver), Romane Dicko and Teddy Riner (both bronze), and non-medallists Axel Clerget, and Guillaume Chaine. Agbegnenou moved up one category and collected two Waza-aris (half points) to defeat the Japanese gold medallist Arai. Clerget threw Mukai by Sumi-otoshi (corner drop) in extra-time for a 2-0 lead. Sone, who already won gold on the day before, outscored Dicko by two Waza-ari to revive Japan’s hopes. French heavyweight legend Teddy Riner then scored a Waza-ari for the Golden Score in the clash of gold medallists defeating half-heavyweight Wolf to give France a comfortable lead. Sarah-Léonie Cysique held on to an early lead by Waza-ari against Yoshida to earn France the fourth point and, hence, the gold medal. Despite leaving Japan in disappointment, the new event was considered a successful addition to the judo program.

Sarah-Léonie CysiqueGuillaume ChaineMargaux PinotAxel ClergetRomane DickoTeddy RinerClarisse AgbegnenouAmandine Buchard (DNS)Madeleine Malonga (DNS)Kilian Le Blouch (DNS)Alexandre Iddir (DNS)
Uta AbeShohei OnoChizuru AraiShoichiro MukaiAkira SoneAaron WolfTsukasa YoshidaMiku Tashiro (DNS)Shori Hamada (DNS)Hifumi Abe (DNS)Takanori Nagase (DNS)Hisayoshi Harasawa (DNS)
Johannes FreyTheresa StollIgor WandtkeMartyna TrajdosGiovanna ScoccimarroEduard TrippelJasmin GrabowskiDominic ResselAnna-Maria WagnerKarl-Richard FreySebastian SeidlKatharina Menz (DNS)
Peter PaltchikTimna Nelson LevyTohar ButbulGili SharirLi KochmanRaz HershkoOr SassonSagi MukiShira Rishony (DNS)Inbar Lanir (DNS)Baruch Shmailov (DNS)
Henk GrolSanne VerhagenTornike TsjakadoeaSanne van DijkeNoël van 't EndGuusje SteenhuisJuul Franssen (DNS)Tessie Savelkouls (DNS)Frank de Wit (DNS)Michael Korrel (DNS)
Darya MezhetskayaMusa MogushkovMadina TaymazovaMikhail IgolnikovAleksandra BabintsevaTamerlan BashayevNataliya Kuzyutina (DNS)Darya Davydova (DNS)Yakub Shamilov (DNS)Alan Khubetsov (DNS)Niyaz Ilyasov (DNS)
Ölziibayaryn DüürenbayarDorjsürengiin SumyaaTsend-Ochiryn TsogtbaatarBold GankhaichGantulgyn AltanbaganaSaeid MollaeiOtgon MönkhtsetsegLkhagvasürengiin Otgonbaatar (DNS)Lkhagvasürengiin Sosorbaram (DNS)Yondonperenlein Baskhüü (DNS)
Larissa PimentaDaniel CargninMaria PortelaRafael MacedoMayra AguiarRafael SilvaEduardo BarbosaEduardo YudyRafael BuzacariniKetleyn Quadros (DNS)Maria Suelen Altheman (DNS)
=9Refugee Olympic TeamEOR
Javad MahjoubSanda Al-DassAhmad AlikajMuna DahoukNigara Shaheen (DNS)Popole Misenga (DNS)
Nicholas MungaiOdette GiuffridaFabio BasileMaria CentracchioChristian ParlatiAlice BellandiFrancesca Milani (DNS)Manuel Lombardo (DNS)
=9Republic of KoreaKOR
Kim Min-JongKim Ji-SuAn Chang-RimKim Seong-YeonGwak Dong-HanPark Da-Sol (DNS)Han Hui-Ju (DNS)Han Mi-Jin (DNS)Yun Hyun-Ji (DNS)An Ba-Ul (DNS)Lee Seong-Ho (DNS)Jo Gu-Ham (DNS)
Bekmurod OltiboevDiyora KeldiyorovaKhikmatillokh TuraevGulnoza MatniyazovaDavlat BobonovFarangiz KhojievaSardor Nurillaev (DNS)Sharofiddin Boltaboev (DNS)Mukhammadkarim Khurramov (DNS)

Round One

Date31 July 2021 — 11:00
Match #131 JulJapanJPNbye
Match #231 JulGermanyGER4 – 0Refugee Olympic TeamEOR
Match #331 JulROCROCbye
Match #431 JulMongoliaMGL4 – 1Republic of KoreaKOR
Match #531 JulFranceFRAbye
Match #631 JulIsraelISR4 – 3ItalyITA
Match #731 JulBrazilBRAbye
Match #831 JulNetherlandsNED4 – 3UzbekistanUZB


Date31 July 2021
Match #131 JulJapanJPN4 – 2GermanyGER
Match #231 JulROCROC4 – 2MongoliaMGL
Match #331 JulFranceFRA4 – 3IsraelISR
Match #431 JulNetherlandsNED4 – 2BrazilBRA


Date31 July 2021
Match #131 JulGermanyGER4 – 2MongoliaMGL
Match #231 JulIsraelISR4 – 2BrazilBRA


Date31 July 2021
Match #131 JulJapanJPN4 – 0ROCROC
Match #231 JulFranceFRA4 – 0NetherlandsNED

Final Round

Date31 July 2021 — 17:00
Match 1/231 JulFranceFRA4 – 1JapanJPN
Match 3/531 JulGermanyGER4 – 2NetherlandsNED
Match 3/531 JulIsraelISR4 – 1ROCROC