Olympic Games Montreal - Event

Olympic Games Montreal

  • Date: 26 Jul 1976 - 31 Jul 1976
  • Place: Montreal, Canada
  • Type: Olympic Games
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Keith Remfry

Double World medallist Keith Remfry passes away

15 Sep 2015 20:05

British judoka Keith Remfry passed away at the age of 67 after a series of long illnesses. Remfry won an Olympic silver medal in the Open Class at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and was a member of the last British men's team to win the European team title in 1971 in Gothenburg. He was also bronze medallist twice at the World Championships in 1971 at Ludwigshafen and in 1973 in Lausanne. It was at the 1971 Championships where Keith threw the reigning All-Japan Champion Kaneo Iwatsuri for ippon. Iwatsuri never represented Japan again. Perhaps Keith's most famous moment was in the 1974 European Team Championships final at Crystal Palace when he threw the Soviet Union's Sergei Novikov. Read more