Anton Geesink Judoka

Anton Geesink

Anton Geesink

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:6 April 1934
  • Passed away:27 August 2010 (76 years)
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Judoka Anton Geesink was one of the most legendary judoka every in history. He won the first Olympic title in 1964 as non Japanese fighter. Triple World Champion 1961-1965 and an amazing record of 21 European titles. IOC member, Hall of famer of the IJF and 10th Dan. Geesink passed away in 2010.
1964 Anton Geesink

History in the make at OpenWeight World Championships

7 Nov 2017 14:10

There is no weight category in judo which is more steeped in history, tradition and icons of the Gentle Way than the Openweight category. Geesink, Ruska, Uemura, Lorenz, Yamashita. These are the five judo titans who won Olympic Openweight gold when it was part of judo's programme at the Games from 1964 - 1984. Read more

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Anton Geesink won the Olympic title 50 years ago in Tokyo

23 Oct 2014 14:10

It is exactly 50 years ago that judo had an historical day. Anton Geesink was the first judoka outside of Japan to beat the Japanese opponents. The tall Dutchman was in every sense a towering figure in the world of judo. He was 1.98m tall, weighed in at around 120kg and was very subtle, a real technician. Read more

Result City Date
1Rio de Janeiro1965

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