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Sergei Aschwanden: The Judo Day Of My Life

1 Jun 2020 08:30

Beijing 2008 - the Mens 90kg Bronze medal match 2, was contested by Ivan Pershin of Russia and Sergei Aschwanden of Switzerland. As their names were announced, the casual listener could be forgiven for thinking Sergei had some slavic connection, when in reality, he was born in Switzerland to a Swiss father and a Kenyan mother, who chose the name because she liked the sound of it. Read more


Dennis van der Geest: The Judo Day Of My Life

31 May 2020 09:30

On a blistering day in Cairo in September 2005, Dutch Heavyweight Dennis van der Geest, became Openweight World Champion, beating Tamerlan Tmenov of Russia in the Final. The year before, he had taken Bronze at the Athens Olympics. Read more


Manuel Lombardo: The Judo Day Of My Life

30 May 2020 09:05

This picture was taken back in January 2014, at the excellent Lignano Sabbiadoro Winter Camp in Italy. In the picture Olympic Champion from London 2012, Mansur Isaev, has some words of encouragement for (just turned) 15 year old Manuel Lombardo, as Christian Parlati looks on, both youngsters transfixed. Read more

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