|-60 KG||-48 KG|
|-66 KG||-52 KG|
|-73 KG||-57 KG|
|-81 KG||-63 KG|
|-90 KG||-70 KG|
|- 100 KG||-78 KG|
|+100 KG||+78 KG|
|- 100 KG|
Each judo contest begins at the sound of hajime and lasts four minutes. The favorites in this competition were the Cuban judokas, who, before Lima, had won 63 gold medals, followed by Brazil with 36. These are the two toughest of the competition.
In each category, athletes were divided into two tables determined by a draw. The elimination system produced two finalists who competed for the gold medal.
The athletes who made it to the quarter finals competed in two repechage contests. The winners of each contest faced the loser of the semifinals from the other table for the bronze medal.
Sports Center 1 of the National Sports Village was the venue for this sport at Lima 2019.
Hajime: The referee’s command to start a judo bout.
Ippon: The maximum score awarded to a judoka which results in an immediate end to the contest.
Judogi: Competition uniform
Judoka: A judo competitor.
Derived from jiu-jitsu, Judo is considered a sport in Japan since 1882. It was first a martial art with principles such as balance, reflexes, power, flexibility and coordination. This sport encompasses holds and ground techniques. It first appeared at the Sao Paulo 1963 Pan American Games. It has been present in all Games editions, except for the Cali 1971 Games.