Bregman began judo at the age of twelve. After high school, he attended Sophia University in Tokyo, where he studied his sport more intensively than would have been possible in the United States. On his return he won the US Middleweight Championships in May 1964.
At the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, he won his preliminary group in front of the Mexican Gabriel Goldschmied and the Australian Peter Paige and the quarter-finals against the Argentine Rodolfo Pérez . In the semifinals he was defeated by the German Wolfgang Hofmann and received the bronze medal.
In 1965, the 1.70 m tall Bregman won the Pan American Championships. At the World Judo Championships in 1965, he won a bronze medal.
- Volker Kluge : Summer Olympic Games. The Chronicle II. London 1948 - Tokyo 1964. Sportverlag Berlin, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-328-00740-7 .
- James Bregman in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- James Bregman on judoinside.com
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bregman, James Steven (full name); Bregman, Jim|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American judoka|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 17, 1941|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Washington, DC|