Dodoo wins Japan Ambassador’s Judo Championship


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Simon Asare, GNA

Accra, Nov. 12, GNA
–  Eleazar Dodoo, an experienced Judoka
has won the Japan Ambassador’s Judo Championship held at the Hathiramani Hall
of the Accra Sports Stadium over the weekend.

Dodoo defeated
fellow compatriot Godwin Gaiety in the finals of the 81kg category while Godwin
Dadi and Lamber Faizuku came third and fourth respectively.

In the 73kg contest
Rabbi Pambele clinched a tailored victory over Aziz Abisiri with Augustine
Suzah and Francis Adadzi placing third and fourth respectively.

The Under 15 girls
category was equally interesting with Evelyn Dzato triumphing over Ophelia
Danso with Ramatu Sulley and Vania Mensah placing third and fourth

Alhassan Joseph came
first in the 12 years boys category with a throw victory over Clinton Teye. The
third position went to Prince Aware with Kwabena Twum Baah placing fourth.

Tintom Amaria and
Yaw Kelvin Boafo registered wins in the under 10 and 8 boys categories

Mr. Emmanuel Tetteh,
President of the Ghana Judo Federation said that measures have been put in
place to deal with the numerous technical challenges facing the association.

“We have realized
some technical challenges in our national team, so come early next year we are
going o organize a training programme for all referees, ”he said.

He implored all
referees to sharpen their skills thereof and await that programme. He stressed
that Judo is a way of life and a peaceful sport that can be employed in our
daily lives.

His Excellency
Tsutomu Himeno,  Japenese Ambassodor to
Ghana in his speech at the two-day championship, expressed his happiness to
witness the wonderful Judo community in Ghana.

He mentioned the
need to show support and attention to martial arts since the sport is one of
peace and control over the body and mind. “Together will like to have an even
greater attention of the sport in future,” he stated.