2005 World Judo Championships | Cairo
Episode 30 • 1h 49m
Africa stages the Judo World Championships for the first time in Cairo, Egypt. Witness Craig Fallon's (GBR) fantastic -60kg gold medal winning performance, and Karina Bryant's (GBR) remarkable performances in the +78kgs and Openweight. Exclusive coverage of all the exciting moments, highlights from every category, and over 170 ippons are crammed in.
See Great Britain’s Craig Fallon battle to improve on his silver medal winning performance in 2003. Can Alexander Mikhaylin (RUS) win his third World title? After two global finals against each other Korea’s Kye and Germany’s Boenisch are on collision course again, as are Dennis Van der Geest (NED) and Tamerlan Tmenov (RUS). But who will triumph this time?
After winning the gold medal at Openweight in both world championships and Olympic Games, Keiji Suzuki (JPN) has dropped down to the -100kgs. But how will he fair at the lighter weight?
Will Britain’s Karina Bryant bring home the title that continues to elude her? With an -81kgs category full of world class fighters and big ippons, it’s impossible to predict the winner. Strong favourite in the -66kgs is Olympic Champion Masato Uchishiba (JPN), but on the other side of the draw are two stylish Pan-Americans who are throwing everyone for ippon.
As ever, the Japanese are here in force, the Cuban women always look a threat, and there are plenty of surprises to be had! With the best judo in the world to music and non-stop action from start to finish this DVD is a must for every judo enthusiast.
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