【Competition Venues:Nippon Budokan】
In Paralympic judo, judoka compete not according to visual impairment classifications, but in weight classes in the same manner as Olympic judoka.
There are seven divisions for men (-60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg), and six for women (-48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, +70kg). The rules are almost the same with those for physically unimpaired judoka. However, with consideration given to the fact that visually impaired judoka compete, the rules have been modified in part. The major difference is how to begin a match. Matches between physically unimpaired athletes begin with two judoka standing apart from each other. In judo for visually impaired athletes, on the other hand, judoka make physical contact with each other at the start of the match by holding the opponent's collar and sleeve.
Judo originates from Japan. The popularity of the sport at the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games resulted in its gradual spread around the world and it is now a major international para-sport.
Judo has been an official sport since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. At the beginning, competitions were only for men, but since the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, women's competitions have also been held.
（IPC Announcement, September4, 2017）
up to 60.00kg
up to 66.00kg
up to 73.00kg
up to 81.00kg
up to 90.00kg
up to 100.00kg
up to 48.00kg
up to 57.00kg
up to 63.00kg
up to 70.00kg
- Visual impairment
（As of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games ）