100 days upfront of the Tokyo Olympic Video games international locations are warming as much as set document of medals. Nonetheless because of the influence of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic Video games is prone to be probably the most unpredictable Olympics ever. As common, Nielsen Gracenote’s Digital Medal Desk publishes its medal projection upfront. On the subject of judo there are 15 occasions with all 4 medals to realize.
Followers of JudoInside have a good suggestion of the longer term medal distribution for Tokyo and it’s clear that Japan would be the main nation, being at residence within the coronary heart of judo and supported with out overseas crowd, the Japanese athletes have much more probabilities. Japan is predicted to enhance on its Rio 2016 medal complete by over 40%, this enhance will not be doubtless sufficient for the host nation to genuinely problem China for second place wanting over all sports activities. After falling to 70 medals in 2016, China is predicted to bounce again in Tokyo to cement second place on the Digital Medal Desk for the third successive Summer season Olympics. The identical will likely be relevant for judo.
100 days forward of the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies Gracenote launched its newest Summer season Video games Digital Medal Desk forecast. We are going to check out the Judo nations within the high 6.
United States (Tokyo 2020 projection: 114 medals, 2016: 121 medals)
The U.S. is predicted to as soon as once more high the Summer season Video games Digital Medal Desk in 2020 however will doubtless don’t have any medals from judo
China (Tokyo 2020: 85 medals, 2016: 70 medals)
China’s complete of 70 medals in 2016 was the nation’s lowest return since 2004 and the present Gracenote projection expects huge enchancment on this at Tokyo 2020. In Judo there is perhaps a medal within the girls’s +78kg however even that’s uncertain.
Russian Olympic Committee (Tokyo 2020: 73 medals, 2016: 56 medals)
It’s at the moment unclear which athletes will likely be allowed to compete in Tokyo underneath the Russian Olympic Committee banner. We count on that Russian judoka can compete although underneath a impartial flag and can be capable to achieve medals amongst its males’s staff. For ladies there may be development, however an Olympic medal is additional away then in 2016 when Kuziutina took bronze U52kg.
Japan (Tokyo 2020: 59 medals, 2016: 41 medals)
Tokyo 2020 host nation Japan gained a record-breaking 41 medals on the Rio Olympics in 2016 and Gracenote at the moment tasks them to enhance on that complete by over 40%. The anticipated positive aspects ought to come from a mix of extra medals in all of Japan’s strongest sports activities and potential success in new and returning sports activities which hosts traditionally take pleasure in. Japan’s projected judo medals will be even 15, in every class. Males’s U81kg and U90kg have turn into extra unsure.
Netherlands (Tokyo 2020: 46 medals, 2016: 19 medals)
The very best-ever Dutch medal profitable efficiency at a Summer season Olympics was Sydney 2000 (25 medals). The present projection is for the Netherlands to comfortably beat this document at Tokyo 2020 with extra medals forecast in biking – monitor, biking – street and crusing than ever earlier than. In Judo there are probabilities given the performances on the World Masters, however it’s a totally different area because the Olympic Video games. Nonetheless judo medals will be achieved in girls’s 63kg, 70kg, 78kg and males’s 81kg, 90kg, 100kg and +100kg. That may be the last word haul. Extra doubtless a goal of three medals is legitimate.
France (Tokyo 2020: 41 medals, 2016: 42 medals)
At this 12 months’s Summer season Video games, the information means that France ought to produce a medal profitable efficiency much like 2016. If France once more wins 40 or extra medals, it could be the fifth time that the French staff has damaged the 40-medal barrier. The variety of medals forecast for France in judo has elevated to presumably even 7 within the girls’s weight courses and 1 within the males’s class for Riner. We don’t count on France although to take 7 medals however for now it’s potential.
The Judo event will begin at 24 July in 101 days.