Willem Ruska Judoka
Willem Ruska
Willem Ruska
Country: Netherlands | Born: 29 August 1940 | Passed away: 14 February 2015 (74 years)
Wim Ruska was the 1972 double Olympic Champion of Munich. The strong Dutchman was one of the most legendary fighters. He was 7 times European Champion 1966-1972 and won 3 World medals, World champion in 1967 and 1971. Although he was younger, Anton Geesink was his rival. Ruska passed away in 2015.
Judo results
Date Result Judo event Type Cat.  
25/01/1974 1 Dutch Team Championships Harderwijk NTC O93
20/12/1972 1 Dutch Team Championships Voorburg NTC O93
08/09/1972 1 Olympic Games Munich OG OpenM
31/08/1972 1 Olympic Games Munich OG O93
14/05/1972 3 European Team Championships Voorburg ETC O93
14/05/1972 1 European Championships Voorburg ECh OpenM
13/05/1972 1 European Championships Voorburg ECh O93
04/09/1971 1 World Championships Ludwigshafen WCh O93
22/05/1971 1 European Championships Göteborg ECh O93
20/05/1971 2 European Team Championships Göteborg ETC O93
31/01/1971 1 Tournoi de Paris IT O93
20/01/1971 1 Dutch Championships Haarlem NC O93
24/05/1970 2 European Championships Berlin ECh OpenM
24/05/1970 2 European Team Championships Berlin ETC O93
23/05/1970 2 European Championships Berlin ECh O93
07/12/1969 1 Dutch Championships Voorburg NC O93
25/10/1969 2 World Championships Mexico City WCh OpenM
18/05/1969 1 European Championships Oostende ECh O93
18/05/1969 1 European Championships Oostende ECh OpenM
15/05/1969 2 European Team Championships Oostende ETC O93
02/03/1969 1 Dutch All Categories Helmond NC OpenM
15/12/1968 1 Dutch Championships Voorburg NC O93
03/03/1968 1 Dutch All Categories Breda NC OpenM
25/11/1967 2 German Open Aachen IT O93
25/11/1967 1 German Open Aachen IT OpenM
10/08/1967 1 World Championships Salt Lake City WCh O93
13/05/1967 3 European Championships Rome ECh OpenM
12/05/1967 1 European Championships Rome ECh O93
22/01/1967 1 Dutch All Categories Tilburg NC OpenM
26/11/1966 1 Dutch Championships Amsterdam NC O93
19/11/1966 1 German Open Frankfurt IT OpenM
08/05/1966 1 European Championships Luxembourg ECh O93
07/05/1966 3 European Team Championships Luxembourg ETC O93
27/11/1965 1 German Open Aachen IT OpenM
13/11/1965 1 Dutch Championships Nijmegen Dan Grades NKC O93
24/04/1965 3 European Championships Amateurs Madrid ECh O93 ama
23/04/1965 2 European Championships Amateurs Madrid ECh OpenM
23/04/1965 2 European Team Championships Madrid ETC O93
28/11/1964 1 German Open Bochum IT OpenM
24/05/1964 1 Dutch Championships Amsterdam NC O80
26/04/1964 2 European Team Championships Berlin ETC O93
07/12/1963 1 German Open Freiburg IT O93
07/12/1963 1 German Open Freiburg IT OpenM