World Championships Ludwigshafen - Event

World Championships Ludwigshafen

  • Date: 2 Sep 1971 - 4 Sep 1971
  • Place: Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Type: World Championships
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1972 Olympic Champion Shinobu Sekine passed away

18 Dec 2018 09:10

At the age of 75 years Japanese Olympic Champion of 1972 Shinobu Sekine passed away today in a hospital in Tokyo. At the Munich Olympic Games he defeated Seung-Lip of Korea in the final U80kg. He celebrated most of his international success in Germany as he won bronze at the 1971 World Championships in Ludwigshafen as a middleweight in the open class. Read more

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Double Olympic Judo Champion Willem Ruska passed away

14 Feb 2015 14:45

Double Olympic Champion Wim Ruska passed away on Saturday. The 7 times Olympic Champion became 74 years old and was among the best judoka ever. In 1972 he won the double Olympic title 93kg and open weight class. He was also double World Champion in 1967 and 1971. He was tremendously strong and was seen as the opponent of Anton Geesink although he was younger. Read more