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TWOJ No. 35 Summer, 2003
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.
  • Junior Page
  • Estonian 'A' Tournament
  • 2003 All Japan Judo Championships
  • Technique Page, Bearhug Kosotogari
  • National Inter-county Championships
  • Ipswich Open Championships
  • Training the neck- John Amtmann
  • Europeans 2003
  • British Open 2003
  • and much more!
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Bob Willingham Welcome to The World of Judo Online!
EDITOR'S MESSAGE


Well, welcome to the summer issue. I really couldn't get all the information into the normal number of pages so I've added an extra 4 pages at no extra cost, hope your postman didn't complain about the weight of the magazine! If he is like mine he probably wanted to read it! (He gets a complimentary copy).
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Rio de Janeiro launches bid to host 2007 World Championships
By Barnaby Chesterman

Rio de Janeiro officially launched its bid to host the 2007 World Championships with a presentation to Pan-American Union member presidents at the Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo.

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2003 All Japan Championships
By Adi Jones

Japan needs a Judo superstar now more than ever. Public interest is on the wane here, especially after the World Cup put Judo even further down the list of popular sports to watch or do.

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On Location for the International Judo Federation
2003 World Championships Photo Gallery
Osaka, Japan: September 11-14, 2003

"Incomparable" was the word muttering under the breaths of thousands of pairs of lips as Kosei Inoue strode triumphantly from the mat at the end of the first day of competition in Osaka. The genial judoka had just produced another mesmerising masterclass in judo, lifting the entire packed-out Jo-Hall stadium to its feet in appreciation and applause.

View photographs from each day of 2003 World Championships from Osaka, Japan at the links below:

Day 1 - Sept. 11, 2003 »
Day 2 - Sept. 12, 2003 »
Day 3 - Sept. 13, 2003 »
Day 4 - Sept. 14, 2003 »

Pan-American Games Judo Competition
Santo Domingo: August 9 - 12, 2003
By Barnaby Chesterman

Seeing the blue, red and white of the Cuban national flag hoisted time and again is nothing new in judo circles, Cuban women have been dominating the Pan-American region for more than a decade.

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South Pacific Games 2003
Suva, Fiji: July 10 - 12, 2003
By Simon Hicks

"Go Fiji go! Go Fiji go!" The chant rings around the stadium as another Fijian steps onto the tatami to do battle. Eighty-four competitors from eight countries are fighting in the South Pacific Games Judo event which provides a chance for fighters from these small, far flung islands to compete against others of similar experience and ability.

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IJF Picture of the Month
IJF Picture of the Month IJF Picture of the Month
June, 2003

Hernandez (BRA) throws Boonsayer (USA) for Ippon in the Mens Open Pan American Championships 2003.

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World Judo Championships
2003 Osaka, Japan

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Day2
Day3
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Other 2003 Events Include:

Asian Judo Championships
Oceania Judo Championships
South Pacific Games
Pan Am Judo Championships
European Judo Champs

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MEN

-60kg

CHOI, Min Ho KOR

-66kg
MIR ESMAIELI, Arash IRI

-73kg
LEE, Won Hee KOR

-81kg
WANNER, Florian GER

-90kg
INOUE, Kosei JPN

-100kg
SABNIMO, Mario (BRA)

+100kg
MUNETA, Yauyuki JPN

OPEN
SUZUKI, Keiji JPN

WOMEN

-48kg

TAMURA, Ryoko JPN

-52kg
SAVON, Amarilis CUB

-57kg
KYE, Sun Hui PRK

-63kg
KRUKOWER, DAniela ARG

-70kg
UENO, Masae JPN

-78kg
ANNO, Noriko JPN

+78kg
SUN, Fuming CHN

OPEN

TONG, Wen CHN
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