2009/12/22 | 09:24 am | in EJU
Today in the history: 22 DecemberToday in 1936 Akio Kaminaga (JPN) was born. He was the opponent of Anton Geesink in the remarkable Olympic final of 1964.
Today in 1991 Stéphane Traineau won one of his 12 French titles. Also French frontrunner like Pascal Tayot and David Douillet won a national title 18 years ago.
The 22nd of December 2001 Japan wins the Presidents Cup in Novokuznetsk. This team championships organised by President Putin who a former judoka is won by Japan beating Korea. France and Russia finish third.
In the Japanese team Kenzo Nakamura, Keiji Suzuki and Yasuyuki Muneta are the major stars.
Today in 1990 US Orleans win the European Club Cup against Carabinieri Roma. Laurent Colombo (FRA) is the last one to win his match.
Sergei Aschwanden celebrates his birthday. He’s won two European Championships and finished second in the 2003 world championships.
Kenyan mother, Rispa, prepares national dishes that are an important part of her son's preparation.
He got his Russian name from his mother, who from Kenya herself.