No. 29 Winter, 2001
What's in this issue?
Here's a taste of what you'll find in the latest printed edition of
The World of Judo Magazine.
- 19th Fukuoka Tournament
- British Closed Trials 2001
- Korea Cup
- Russian Judo
- Seville Grand Prix report
- Moscow Grand Prix report
- Junior National Championships 2001
- and much more!
de Paris - Day 1
Paris, France: 9-10 February, 2002
Frederique Jossinet of France provided the home fans with some welcome
cheer in the last final of the day by scrapping her way to the under
48kg title. It had looked likely to be a frustrating day for the hosts
after already losing two finals, including the live televised broadcast
of the men's under 73kg final. But Jossinet, the current European
champion - also won on home soil - saved the day with a commanding
victory against Giuseppina Macri...
Park Elected as IOC Member
Salt Lake City, USA: 6 February, 2002
In a major boost for International Judo Federation (IJF) power in
international sports, IJF President, Yong Sung Park of Korea was elected
as a member of the IOC 67-26, with one abstention...
Fukuoka, Japan 8-9 December 2001
Winners of the Women's British Closed 2001 were offered the chance
to represent Great Britain at the 19th Fukuoka Cup in December. Four
were able to attend and fought amongst the 133 women judoka at this
Seville Grand Prix
Seville, Spain: November
The first ever Women's Grand Prix was held in November, in Seville,
Spain. I went down to watch, with expectations high. After all, the
talk about the men's event in Moscow had been pretty impressive -
spotlights following the fighters onto the mat, the Russian world
class gymnastic team entertaining in the break, the whole event costing
1 million US dollars. Yes, 1 million...
First International Grand Prix
Moscow: 13 October
The finest fighters in the World have been lured to Moscow by the
promise of fame, and for the first time fortune, to do battle with
each other. The TV broadcast is being relayed live to the big screens
on the streets of Moscow outside the magnificent hall, which stands
in the very shadow of the Kremlin. The victors are to take away substantial
prize money, $7,500 for the first place, with the promise of further
and more lucrative events to follow...
Picture of the Month
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.
the big picture »
out: April 2002
A photo report from the Paris Tournament
Prizes to be won
And much, much, more!
KITADA K. JPN
YOKOSAWA Y. JPN
LUPETEY Y. CUB
TANIMOTO A. JPN
WERBROUCK U. BEL
LEBRUN C. FRA
SUN F. CHN