The European Judo Union President, Mr Sergey Soloveychik and the organisation offer their sincerest condolences to the Norwegian Judo Federation and the family of Vice President Svein Erik Rud, a tragic accident has resulted in the subsequent passing of this admirable man.
Vice president Svein Erik Rud sadly died at the age of 54 due to injuries following a crash in a small plane. He was taking part in a search mission on behalf of the police looking for a missing person at sea. It was a sudden stop in the engine that caused the tragic accident. Svein Erik Rud was married and a father of five. He was in his fifth period on the board of the Norwegian Judo Federation, and has offered a huge contribution to Norwegian judo, he will be terribly missed by his peers.
Credit: Christian Wolff/judobilder.org
Author: Thea Cowen