When to watch judo during the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games

Judo events will be held from Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, September 7 at the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.

Judokas competing at the Paralympics all have a form of vision impairment. Athletes are classified based on their level of impairment, however all three sight classes, B1, B2 and B3, compete against one another according to their weight class.

One rule for judo at the Paralympics which differs from the Olympics is that athletes must hold their competition’s judogi (judo suit) for the entirety of the bout. The rest of the rules remain the same. 

Throws and pinning holds are the techniques used to win a bout. Throwing an opponent onto their back with strength and control, known as an ippon, will result in an instant victory. Submission holds or pinning an opponent to the ground for 20 seconds also results in a win.

Judo Classifications
B1 Athletes are completely blind.
B2, B3 Athletes have vision impairment.


The Paralympic judo competition will be held within the host city, steps away from the Eiffel Tower, inside the Champ de Mars Arena. This temporary structure was set up on the Champ de Mars in 2021 for use as a venue for art, fashion and sports while Paris’ iconic Grand Palais undergoes renovations.

Judo venue at Champ-de-Mars Arena rendering for Paris 2024
Paris 2024


  • -48kg (women’s)
  • -57kg (women’s)
  • -70 kg (women’s)
  • +70 kg (women’s)
  • -60kg (men’s)
  • -73kg (men’s)
  • -90kg (men’s)
  • +90kg (men’s)

Competition Schedule

Judo at the 2024 Paris Paralympics
Date Session Time (ET)
September 8 Session 1
Session 2
September 9 Session 1
Session 2
September 10 Session 1
Session 2