The Japanese judo team achieved on overwhelming victory on January 5 in the first International University Judo Tournament in Tokyo.
1. GV Burdokan hall. 0.03
2. GV ZOOM TO SV Contest in progress: over 95 kilogram section bout between Hitoshi Saito of Japan verses Grigoi Vladimirovich Verichev of the USSR. 0.18
3. SV PAN Japanese contestant throws other man with foot sweep. 0.32
4. GV Scoreboard Japanese man winning by koka to nil. 0.34
5. GV Bout continues. 0.43
6. GV Referee restarts bout, Japanese tries to get Soviet in ground hold. 1.09
7. GV Crowd watches. 1.12
8. GV & SV Bout ends and referee gives winning decision in favour of Japanese man. (3 SHOTS) 1.37
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The Japanese judo team achieved on overwhelming victory on January 5 in the first International University Judo Tournament in Tokyo. In the final, the Japanese team were competing against representatives of the Soviet Union in the under 95 kilogram division, and Hitoshi Saito soon had Grigoi Vladimirovich Verichev in trouble when he threw him with a foot sweep to lead by one koka to nil. The bout continued in the same way with the Japanese fighters maintaining control. On their triumphant way to the final, the competitors from the home of judo were undefeated -- beating China 7-0 and South Korea 6-0. The Soviet Union reached the final by beating Brazil 5-2. Saito launched another attack when the referee restarted the bout and soon had the Soviet contestant on the mat with an attempted ground hold. Verichev fought back but in the end Saito was given the winning decision. Saito's victory meant another clean sweep for the Japanese -- with seven bouts to the Soviet team's nil.
Source: REUTERS - KIMIAKI TANAKA