Japan and the Soviet Union each won two matches and drew one on November 14, the final day of the Jigoro Kano Cup international judo competition.
GV EXTERIOR Nippon Budokan, venue for Jigoro Kano Cup international judo championship, in Tokyo
GV INTERIOR Contestant number 780, Y. Yamashita (Japan) and contestant 722 Frenchman, L. Del Colombo during bout. Del Colombo is thrown and point goes to Yamashita (3 shots)
GV AND SV Yamashita holds Del Colombo on mat and wins bout (2 shots)
SV Crowd including photographers
GV Contestant 769 Soviet G. Verichev and Japan's H. Saito (number 777) during bout; both contestants fall to floor and after breaking hold point is awarded to Saito (3 shots)
SV Verichev and Saito during bout; contestants break as they fail to maintain hold (2 shots)
GVs Verichev and Saito continue bout but time runs out; they bow and shake hands
SV Japanese team leader accepts award, as he stands on rostrum with runners-up
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Background: Japan and the Soviet Union each won two matches and drew one on November 14, the final day of the Jigoro Kano Cup international judo competition. The championships were held at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan. Japan clinched the team title with better results, giving them their seventh gold medal. Earlier the Japanese won six classes and the Soviets, one. The competition was named after the man who developed Kodokan judo in 1882, Professor Jigoro Kano. The event was first held in 1978 and this year, attracted more than 350 competitors from 38 countries. The Japanese entrants showed superior form in most of their bouts, especially Y. Yamashita's match against the Frenchman L.Del Colombo and in H. Saito's bout against G. Verichev, the Soviet team member.