Monday, July 18, 2016

A look back at London 2012

Let's look back at the London 2012 Olympic judo competition and see how many expected and unexpected results there were. (Thanks to Hans van Essen for analyzing this with me).

-60kg: Galstyan (RUS) (unexpected)
-66kg: Shavdatuashvili (GEO) (unexpected)
-73kg: Isaev (RUS) (unexpected)

-81kg: Kim (KOR) (expected)
-90kg: Song (KOR) (unexpected)
-100kg: Khaybulaev (RUS) (expected)
+100kg: Riner (FRA) (expected)

Note: 4 gold medalists in the men's division were unexpected winners

-48kg: Menezes (BRA) (unexpected)
-52kg: An (PRK) (unexpected)
-57kg: Matsumoto (JPN) (expected)
-63kg: Zolnir (SLO) (unexpected)
-70kg: Decosse (FRA) (expected)
-78kg: Harrison (USA) (expected)
+78kg: Ortiz (CUB) (expected)

Note: 3 gold medalists in the women's division were unexpected winners.

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