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French European Champion Guy Auffray (75) passes away

11 Jan 2021 12:50

   David Finch /

French judoka Guy Auffray passed away at the age of 75 years. Auffray was a ninth dan, internationally recognised for his beautiful judo style, on and off of the tatami.

He was the first ever French world medallist, when he stepped on the podium on 2nd September 1971 in Ludwigshafen (Germany) in his U80kg category where he took a bronze medal. In 1971 also, Guy Auffray became European champion in Göteborg and was a finalist of the European championships in 1973 in Madrid. He became three-time French champion over his judo career.

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