Judoka Noel van ‘t End, last Thursday, history was written in Tokyo as the first american in a decade to become a world champion. The birth of Houtenaar in the final of the category up to 90 kilograms of Shoichiro Mukai.
The 28-year-old Van ‘t End, defeated by the Japanese a half a minute, for a period of time with a waza-ari score. Mukai took the rest of the finals, to get everything in order for the state to be equal to the pulling Of the End-loved the clever stand-in for the Japanese tatami.
In the latter, the Dutch judoka who became a world champion crowned, it was Marhinde Verkerk. Rotterdam won in 2009 at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Rotterdam, the gold in the category up to 78 kg, and was waiting since then to be a sequel.
This tournament won’t End at all, never had a medal at a european CHAMPIONSHIP or world cup. The Dutchman, who, at the end of July, with the Grand Prix in Zagreb, bronze medal, went on to the end of June, when the European Games in Azerbaijan, Baku is the fifth.
His gold medal adds to the Van ‘t End, this is a list of Anton Geesink (1961, 1965), Wim Ruska (1967, 1971), Guillaume Elmont (2005), Dennis van der Geest (2005) and Ruben Houkes (2007), which has already made history can be appreciated by the world champion in the men’s.
Noël van ‘t End, was celebrating his historic gold medal. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Thursday, again, chances for the gold medal
Of the End started his day at the sacred Budokan’ – judolegende only one that was in the 1964 olympic champion, with victories in the German, Eduard Trippel (ippon), the Austrian, Harrison Cassar (ippon), the South Korean Donghan Gwak (punishment) and the French Axel Clerget (waza-ari).
In the semi-final he was too strong for the Serb, Nemanja Majdov. Of the End to be defeated and the world by 2017, with an ippon in the golden score.
Juul Franssen, brought to the Netherlands this week for its first medal at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, with bronze to get the category up to 63 kg. Coach Maarten Arens had two or three medals as the goal for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Tokyo, japan, where next year’s Olympic Games will be held.
Friday, there are chances for the gold medal for the Netherlands. Mark Steenhuis picked up from last year’s silver medal in the category up to 78 kilograms, and is regarded in Tokyo as one of the title contenders. Verkerk won in 2018, with a bronze medal in the same weight class, and he will return to the podium.
Noel, you are a champion! 🥇🥋
AvatarAuteurTeamNLtweetsMoment of plaatsen12:19 – August 29, 2019