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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Last results

Judo event Type Place Date
Reykjavik Judo OpenITReykjavik28 Jan 2017
Icelandic U18 Championships LaugabólNCadetLaugaból30 Apr 2016
Icelandic U21 Championships LaugabólNJunLaugaból30 Apr 2016
Icelandic Championships ReykjavikNCReykjavik16 Apr 2016
Reykjavik Judo OpenITReykjavik23 Jan 2016


Name Birthdate Age
Hans Snorrason15 Apr 197344 years
Karl Stefansson18 Apr 199522 years
Adrian Ingimundarson19 Apr 199720 years
Gisli Vilborgarson27 Apr 199423 years
Björn Hardarson29 Apr 198235 years


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Result City Date
5Düsseldorf26 Feb
1Rio de Janeiro2016