Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016

Judo is a very popular combat sport that not only combines brute strength but also immense balance and technique. Judo which originated from Japan is now a worldwide phenomenon and judo players are some of the most famous combat sports personalities in the world. Here are the Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016.

Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016
Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016
Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016

10. Hitoshi Saito

Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016
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At number 10 in Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016 is Hitoshi Saito from Japan. Hitoshi Saito is among the select few athletes to have won Olympic gold in consecutive Olympics (1984 and 1988). His first major breakthrough came in the form of the gold medal in the 1983 World Judo Championships. His expertise in judo earned him the job of an instructor of All Japan Judo Federation after his retirement and the 2004 Olympics Japanese Judo team was coached by him.

9. Wim Ruska

Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016
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At number 9 in Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016 is Wim Ruska from Netherlands. He is the only person in the world to win two gold medals in Judo in the same Olympic (heavyweight and absolute categories in 1972). He had achieved quite a tally of silverware of 7 European titles, two world titles and two Olympic titles. He also pursued Pro-Wrestling after his stint with Judo and has competed in 150 matches. He was inducted in 2013 into Hall of Fame of the International Judo Federation.

8. David Douillet

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At number 8 in Top 10 Best Judo Players 2016 is David Douillet from France. He is one of the most decorated Judokas of all time having won four world titles, a European crown and also two Olympic gold medals in heavyweight category of judo (1996 and 200). Even after his retirement he continued to be a popular persona due to his many charity events and 2011 became the Sports Ministers of France after a successful foray into politics.

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