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Anton Geesink from Netherlands, poses wearing the gold medal he won in the Judo Open event at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, October 1964.  World champion in 1961 and 1965 the giant (2-metre) Dutchman won the European title for individuals 13 times. / AFP PHOTO / -        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Anton Geesink from Netherlands, poses wearing the gold medal he won in the Judo Open event at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, October 1964.  World champion in 1961 and 1965 the giant (2-metre) Dutchman won the European title for individuals 13 times. / AFP PHOTO / -        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Dutchman was the first international judoka to challenge Japanese dominance in the sport, winning the 1961 World Championships.

Anton Geesink: The man who changed judo

The Dutchman was the first international judoka to challenge Japanese dominance in the sport, winning the 1961 World Championships.