At the Olympic headquarters at Podolsk in the Soviet Union, the Soviet judo team is preparing for the European judo team championships to be held in the Hague on October the 25th and 26th.
GV INTERIOR USSR National Judo Team in Olympic Centre in Podolsk preparing for European Championships. (2 SHOTS)
SV Team members stretching and warming up. (3 SHOTS)
SV Alexander Shurov throwing opponent. (2 SHOTS)
SV Arambiy Emezh (left) thrown by Valetin Tarakanov as coach instructs.
SV Shota Habareli (black belt) throwing opponent.
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Background: At the Olympic headquarters at Podolsk in the Soviet Union, the Soviet judo team is preparing for the European judo team championships to be held in the Hague on October the 25th and 26th.
SYNOPSIS: National teams from ten countries including France, Italy, East and West Germany as well as the Soviet Union will take part in the team championships. The European individual championships were held earlier this year.
Warming up is an important part of any judo matches and the Soviet team makes no exception. The side includes medal winners from the Moscow Olympics Arambiy Emezh, Shota Habareli and European champions Alexei Tyurin, Vasiliy Gubanov and Alexander Shurov. Shurov who was champion in the 1979 European team shows his form.
Emezh, a member of the 1979 European championship team and a bronze medal winner at the Moscow Olympics, takes a dive. But it's all on the instructor's orders.
And Habareli, Moscow Olympic champion, shows what he can do.