Second Day of Veterans World Judo Championships

Saturday November 19th, 2016

Second Day Results for the 2016 Veterans World Judo Championships

 

It was a tough day for Canada on the Second day of action at the Veteran World Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale. Canada had 6 men competing with 3 of them coming from Ontario.

Jeff Allen from Huntsville Judo Club won the only medal for Canada with a Bronze medal competing in the M1 +100kg division. Jeff had a tough start losing to the eventual Gold medalist from France in his opening fight of the day. But Jeff rebounded in the repechage and defeated the competitor from 

Ukraine by Ippon and then in a hard fought match against Spain Jeff triumphed with a yuko win to secure the Bronze medal.

In the M3 +100kg division Mark Wilson from Tora Judo club in Brampton took to the mat. Mark’s day

 

started strong winning his first two matches by ippon over USA and India. In the quarterfinal match Mark came up short against the eventual bronze medalist from Brazil. Then in repechage Mark lost a close contest by shido finishing the day in ninth place.

Kevin Ban from Newmarket Budokan Judo Club competing in the M3 -66kg division lost his opening match of the day to a competitor from Japan and did not qualify for repechage.

 

Also from Canada Chad Litzenberger, from Saskatchewan, Chris Smiley from British Columbia and Daniel Poirier from Quebec lost their opening matches and didn’t move on in the draw.

Tomorrow Brent Colclough, Artur Targosinski, and Michael Morgenroth from Ontario are ready to do battle in the M4 and M5 divisions.

 

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