Last day of the 2016 Veterans World Judo Championships

Monday November 21st, 2016

   Last Day Results for the 2016 Veterans World Judo Championships


  Canada won three more medals on the last day of competition at the Veteran World Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Canada had 3 women and 1 man competing with the 3 women coming from Ontario.

Sue Sokol and Fraser Bridgman won silver medals and Carline Young won a bronze medal on the last day of competition.

Sue Sokol from Formokan Judo Club competing in the F5 +78kg  division did battle with two athletes from Brazil and completed a spectacular soto makikomi against one of the competitor’s from Brazil a past Veterans World Champion for ippon to secure the silver medal.

In the F1 -63kg division Full Circle Judo Club’s Fraser Bridgeman battled competitors from Mongolia and France. In her opening match against Mongolia Fraser couldn’t overcome a shido call. France was her second opponent and Fraser dominated her opponent and won her contest by ippon and the silver medal.

Carline Young from Ajax Budokan started her day off against a fighter from Kazakhstan and threw a thunderous O -soto- Gari in the first 11 seconds for ippon. In her second match Carline came up against the eventual gold medalist from Russia and came out on the short end of the match by a yuko. Carline rebounded with a vengeance in the bronze medal match by again throwing her opponent a powerful Harai –goshi for ippon for the win.


The other competitor from Canada was Quebec’s Luc Dube competing in the M2 -100kg. Luc wasn’t able to advance to the medal round.

Ontario had a very successful tournament winning 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze, 4 fifths, and 1 ninth place. Everyone is already looking forward to next year’s tournament with the rumour of the competition being held in Italy. 

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