Keiko Maeda Judoka

Keiko Maeda

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:25 March 1980 (39 years)
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Japanese judoka Keiko Maeda was 1999 World Champion in Birmingham U63kg. She won the Junior world title in 1998 in Cali. Maeda competed at the Olympic Games in Sydney. She won the All Japan title in 1999 and 2000 and the Korean Open in 2003.
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Japan Sweeps Athlete of the Year and Ippon Trophy Titles in Birmingham

10 Oct 1999 18:10

On the final day of the 1999 World Judo Championships at the National Indoor Arena, the International Judo Federation announced the winners of the IJF Athlete of the Year and the Ippon Trophy. Japan added to its amazing dominance of the World Judo Championships by sweeping each of the four awards. The IJF Male Athlete of the Year for 1999 was Shinohara, Shinichi of Japan. Shinohara capped a fine year at the World Judo Championships, establishing himself as one of the greatest judokas by taking two gold medals, one in the +100 kg. category and one in the Open category.. The last person to accomplish this feat was Douillet, David of France. Read more

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Report World Championships Birmingham Day 2

8 Oct 1999 22:05

This was the resurrection of British Judo and a day like this may never again be witnessed by a British crowd. Graeme Randall was electric in becoming our first man to win a World title since Neil Adams in 1981, and indeed he was the first male medallist of any sort for 12 long years. British men have never quite set the world alight in Judo, despite the likes of Neil Adams, Brian Jacks, Chris Bowles and Ray Stevens being world class fighters. The sceptical media completely wrote off the men's team's medal prospects, but Udo Quellmalz, Britain's head coach, had spoken of his belief that the men would indeed take at least one medal on home soil. Graeme didn't let him down and raised the roof in a sensational final. Read more

Result City Date
1Jeju2005
2Leonding2005
3Chiba2004
2Leonding2004
1Jeju2003

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