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Neil Adams Awarded 9th Dan

10 Feb 2019 17:00

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Robin Willingham / International Judo Federation

Ahead of the final block, British judo legend Neil Adams, a double Olympic silver medallist, 1981 world champion and five-time European champion was awarded his 9th Dan in the AccorHotels Arena from the IJF President Mr. Marius L. Vizer.

IJF Hall of Famer Adams, who is now the ‘Voice of Judo’ as an IJF Commentator and IJF Referee Supervisor, moved into coaching after his remarkable competitive career and had spells with the Welsh Judo Association, British Judo Association and in Belgium in coaching and technical roles.

Neil Adams

Neil Adams is the 1981 World Champion and Olympic finallist in 1980 and 1984. Adams was 5 times European Champion 1979-1985. Adams was coach in England and Belgium and is considered as the voice of judo as IJF commentator.

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