Judo in Iceland

Judo in Iceland is modest. Bjarni Fridriksson was the best judoka with an Olympic bronze medal in 1984 in Los Angeles. Later Bjarni Fridriksson became General Secretary of the Iceland Judo Federation. Vernhard Thorleifsson was a good heavyweight who won World Cup medals and Thormodur Jonsson was super heavyweight who won Judo World Cup medals such as the European Open in Glasgow in 2015. Thormodur Jonsson won the Nordic Championships and participated at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. The Nordic Championships of 2015 were held in Reykjavik.

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Judo event Type Place Date
Icelandic Championships ReykjavikNCReykjavik30 Apr 2017
Icelandic U21 Championships ReykjavikNJunReykjavik1 Apr 2017
Icelandic U18 Championships ReykjavikNCadetReykjavik1 Apr 2017
Reykjavik Judo OpenITReykjavik28 Jan 2017
Icelandic U21 Championships LaugabólNJunLaugaból30 Apr 2016


Name Birthdate Age
Birgir Pall Omarsson24 Nov 198928 years
Gisli Magnusson10 Dec 197542 years
Kolbeinn Gislason11 Dec 195562 years
Bjarni Skulason15 Dec 197641 years
Savar Sigursteinsson16 Dec 197443 years


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Result City Date
1Hohhot2 Jul
3Warsaw22 Apr
1Antalya9 Apr
5Düsseldorf26 Feb
1Rio de Janeiro2016