Tokyo 2020 judo day 3: Host nation hero ONO Shohei and world champion Jessica Klimkait square up for title tilts

Shohei Ono of Japan (white) competes against Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan in the Men's -73 kg Final - Gold Medal Contest at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Shohei Ono of Japan (white) competes against Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan in the Men's -73 kg Final - Gold Medal Contest at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The medallists in the women's -57kg and men's -73kg will be decided today. Here’s everything you need to know about the third day of the Olympic Judo competition at Tokyo 2020 on 26 July 2021.

What's happening today?

Expect a thrilling day of judo action at the Tokyo 2020 Games, with proceedings starting at 11.00 am (local) with elimination rounds and quarterfinals in both the women's -57kg and men's -73kg events.

The evening session begins at 17:00 and will include gold and bronze medal contests for the women's -57kg and men's -73kg categories.

Who should I expect to see?

World no.1 Jessica Klimkait of Canada, world no.3 YOSHIDA Tsukasa of Japan and 2021 World Championship bronze medallist Nora Gjakova are set to line up in the women's -57kg.

Will Japan's ONO Shohei successfully defend his title from Rio 2016? He has been unbeaten in international competitions since 2014 and is one of the most dominant fighters in the -73kg division. Three of the medallists from Rio 2016 have returned for Tokyo 2020, including silver and bronze medallists Rustam Orujov of Azerbaijan and Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Women's -57kg:

1- RAFAELA SILVA, 2- SUMIYA DORJSUREN, 3- TELMA MONTEIRO, 3- KAORI MATSUMOTO

Men's -73kg:

1-SHOHEI ONO, 2- RUSTAM ORUJOV, 3- LASHA SHAVDATUASHVILI, 3- DIRK VAN TICHELT

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Competition schedule

Date and Time: Mon 26 July 11:00 - 14:30

Venues: Nippon Budokan

Women -57 kg Elimination Rounds
Women -57 kg Quarterfinals
Men -73 kg Elimination Rounds
Men -73 kg Quarterfinals

Date and Time: Mon 26 July 17:00 - 19:50

Venues: Nippon Budokan

Women -57 kg Repechage
Women -57 kg Semifinals
Men -73 kg Repechage
Men -73 kg Semifinals
Women -57 kg Contests for Bronze Medal
Women -57 kg Final
Men -73 kg Contests for Bronze Medal
Men -73 kg Final
Women -57 kg Victory Ceremony
Men -73 kg Victory Ceremony