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On Location for the International Judo Federation
Athens 2004 Olympic Photo Gallery
Athens, Greece: 13-29 August, 2004

Catch all the explosive and exciting action from Athen's captured by TWOJ and International Judo Federation Photographer Bob Willingham. See all the images in the daily TWOJ photo galleries below and discover the world's most comprehensive photographic Judo Library:

Day 1 - 14 August » -60 kg & -48 kg
Day 2 - 15 August » -66 kg & - 52 kg
Day 3 - 16 August » -73 kg & -57 kg
Day 4 - 17 August » -81 kg & - 63 kg
Day 5 - 18 August » -90 kg & -70 kg
Day 6 - 19 August » -100 kg & -78 kg
Day 7 - 20 August » +100 kg & +78 kg

Don't forget to order your prints today. Beautiful 30cm by 20cm colour prints for personal use are available for UK £16.00 or US $30.00. Order yours today from our website or by contacting Bob Willingham directly on bob@twoj.org.

Visit the official website of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games at www.athens2004.com.


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Athens 2004 Paralympic Photo Gallery
Athens, Greece: 17-28 September, 2004

The Athens 2004 Paralympic Games will start on September 17, 2004 with the Opening Ceremonies and end on September 28th with the Closing Ceremony. The first Paralympic Games Judo Competition took place in Rome, Italy in 1960. Over 400 athletes representing 23 countries participated in the first Paralympics Judo Competition.

See all the images from the 2004 Paralympic Games judo competition in the TWOJ photo galleries below:

Day 1 - 18 Sept. » -60/66 kg & -48/52 kg
Day 2 - 19 Sept. » -73/81 kg & - 57/63 kg
Day 3 - 20 Sept. » -90/100 kg & -70/78 kg

Don't forget to order your prints today. Beautiful 30cm by 20cm colour prints for personal use are available for UK £16.00 or US $30.00. Order yours today from our website or by contacting Bob Willingham directly on bob@twoj.org.

Visit the official website of the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games at www.athens2004.com.


 

Inside the Current Issue
TWOJ No. 39 Summer, 2004
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
  • Interview with Yashuhiro Yamashita
  • Opening of EIS Judo Centre
  • Opening of Wolverhampton C of E
  • Pan American Championships 2004
  • A lesson from Arthur Jones
  • European Championships 2004
  • My Favourite Fight: Mark Law
  • British Open 2004
  • Letters Page
  • Diary of events
  • and much more!
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Bob Willingham Welcome to The World of Judo Online!
EDITOR'S MESSAGE


Well here we are again! Summer has arrived and with it the prospect of the Athens Olympic Games. It is hard to believe that four years have passed since we were all heading off to Sydney, but what's great is that this time it's so much nearer home. The qualification process for our fighters has been a nail-biting time not only for them, but for those of us following their progress - and for some, things weren't finally decided until the Europeans in Romania (see report starting p.20). For those of you who didn't quite make it, our commiserations - you're in for the long haul to Beijing now - but for those stepping on to the tatami in Athens, congratulations!

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Interview with Yashuhiro Yamashita
31 January, 2004

"How's the soup?" Perhaps not the first question you might think to ask the legendary Japanese judoka Yasuhiro Yamashita, but then it was posed shortly after Mr Yamashita had officiated at the Kagami Baraki ceremony, which opened the Team Bath dojo at Bath University. And the presentation on the mats was followed by the traditional meal of soup with rice cake and a satsuma, all lovingly prepared by the fair (non Japanese) hand of the wife of coach, Mike Callan; so I was curious to know if the guest of honour thought it tasted authentic. With a broad smile and many vigorous nods of the head Mr Yamashita assured me that the meal had been spot on!.

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British Open
Burgess Hill,
17-18 April, 2004

French athlete, Virginie Marie and won with three small scores to no reply. At -78kg, although she didn’t win a medal, the performance of Sian Wilson was hugely impressive and she came within a whisker of making the final. In the most entertaining and attacking contest of the whole weekend, Wilson took Waza-ari, Yuko and Koka scores off her semi-final opponent, Germany’s Esther Ridder. But despite appearing to canter off into the distance, Wilson was thrown for Waza-ari herself and with just 30 seconds remaining she was bowled over for Ippon. Maybe a little inexperience cost her dear but you have to admire the attacking spirit. Ridder narrowly beat Belgium’s Joke Buysschaert in the final while Wilson was beaten by another German, Antje Merk to finish fifth over all.

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IJF Picture of the Month
IJF Picture of the Month IJF Picture of the Month
February, 2004

Three of the greatest Olympic Heavyweight Champions, David Douillet, Yashahiro Yamashita and Anton Geesink at the Paris Tournament 2004.

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-90kg
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-100kg
Ihar Makarau (BLR)

+100kg
Keiji Suzuki (JPN)

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Ryoko Tani (JPN)

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Dongmei Xian (CHN)

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Yvonne Boenisch (GER)

-63kg
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-70kg
Masae Ueno (JPN)

-78kg
Noriko Anno (JPN)

+78kg
Maki Tsukada (JPN)



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World Judo Championships
2003 Osaka, Japan

Day1
Day2
Day3
Day4


Other 2003 Events Include:

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

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