Third Day of competition Veterans World Judo Championships

Sunday November 20th, 2016

    Third Day Results for the 2016 Veterans World Judo Championships

 

   Canada won another medal on the third day of action at the Veteran World Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale. Canada had 5 men competing with 3 of them coming from Ontario.

Tim Takahashi from Lethbridge Alberta won the only medal for Canada on day three of competition. Tim met up with the eventual gold medalist in his first match of the day and after several quick exchanges got caught in osaekomi to lose the match. After a bye in the repechage Tim clashed with the competitor from Puerto Rico in the bronze medal match. Tim fought a perfect strategic match controlling the contest from the beginning and scoring a wasari and making his opponent garner 3 shidos to win the bronze medal.

Michael Morgenroth and Artur Targosinski each finished 5th place in their respective divisions. Morgenroth from Kawasaki Rendokan Judo Club competing in the M5 -100kg division won his first three matches of the day by ippon against competitors from France, USA, and Brazil. In the semi-final Michael’s day turned for the worse as he not only came up a little short against the competitor from New Zealand but he sustained an injury that wouldn’t allow him to challenge for the bronze medal. Targosinski from Full Circle Judo Club competing in the M5 -73kg division won his first match against France before losing to Brazil in his second round forcing him to repechage. In repechage Artur won against two USA competitors before yielding to Russia for the bronze medal.

 

Hard luck befell Brent Colclough from Sheffield Judo Club competing in the M4 -73kg division who injured his hamstring at the beginning of the competition and had to withdraw from the tournament after his first match.

Also competing from the Orillia Sho Jin Judo Club Iain Hay in the M5 -81kg division didn’t advance to the medal round.

Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Mike Lavoie had an impressive day starting his day with ippon victories over USA and Tajikistan before falling to Brazil and then in repechage in a close match to Ukraine finishing the competition in 9th place.

Tomorrow the Ontario women Fraser Bridgeman, Carline Young, and Sue Sokol take on the World in the final day of competition.

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