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Edition No. 20. Autumn 1999 Preparations for the 1999 World Championships
A SPORTS SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE...
Judo is a highly technical and physically demanding sport. Judoka require high levels of aerobic and anaerobic endurance, speed, power, strength, flexibility and agility. As a consequence Judo is arguably the hardest sport in the world...

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Preparations for the 1999 World Championships
A PLAYERS' PERSPECTIVE...
Every morning, at 7:30 am or therebouts, the call would come from downstairs: "Chloe! Nik! Time to get up." Unfailingly throughout the two weeks, Kate or Karen (they took it alternately) took on the job of waking Chloe and me up for the morning run. Not my favourite moment...


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Judo Universiades 1999
8-11 JULY, MAJORCA
The sunny, holiday resort of Palma Nova Majorca, seemed an unlikely spot for the world's second largest sporting event. Obviously the largest being the Olympics and the not so obvious second largest being the World Student Games. The biggest shock of this event however is not the size or professionalism but who actually competes in it...

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New IJF Trophies for the World Championships
MAKING JUDO MORE EXCITING
To give even more attention to the actual competition during the World Judo Championships in Birmingham, the International Judo Federation created two new events to highlight its best competitors. In a special celebration as part of the closing ceremony, IJF president Mr. Y.S. Park of Korea presented two new trophies: the Ippon-Trophy and two awards for the Judoka of the Year...

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IJF Picture of the Month IJF Picture of the Month
OCTOBER, 1999
The IJF Picture of the Month features the best in judo action from around the world, all phtographed by the official IJF photographer, Bob Willingham.

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World Championships 1999


WOMEN

-48kg

Ryoko Tamura (JPN)

-52kg
Noriko Narasaki (JPN)

-57kg
Driuli Gonzalez (CUB)

-63kg
Keiko Maeda (JPN)

-70kg
Sibelis Verenes (CUB)

-78kg

Noriko Anno (JPN)

+78kg
Beata Maksymow (POL)

OPEN
Daima Beltran (CUB)

MEN

-60kg
Manolo Poulot (CUB)

-66kg
Lardi Benboudaoud (FRA)

-73kg
Jimmy Pedro (USA)

-81kg
Graeme Randall (GBR)

-90kg
Hidehiko Yoshida (JPN)

-100kg
Kosei Inoue (JPN)

+100kg
Shinichi Shinohara (JPN)

OPEN
Shinichi Shinohara (JPN)














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