The all-powerful Soviet Union Judo Team won the Gold Medal at the European Judo Championships at Crystal Palace, London, U.
GV ZOOM IN Bout in progress then to clock PAN TO Bout in progress Jacks of U.K. and Tupachenko of USSR with Russian on then Jacks throws Russian from area as judges and crowd watch. (2 shots)
SV Both men on floor get up as siren goes for end of bout (draw) crowd applaud.
MV Crowd TILT DOWN TO Bout in progress between Musajev (USSR) and Starbrook (UK)
ZOOM OUT FROM Clock to bout in progress at end of contest Musajev wins. Both men bow to audience as crowd look on. (2 shots)
MV Bout between Novikov (USSR) and Remfrey (UK) both men on ground as Remfrey tries to hold Russian in fighting area. (2 shots)
GV End of bout as Remfrey throws Russian as judges watch. (2 shots)
MV PAN Deciding bout between Tupachenko and Morrison. Russian wins and both shake hands.
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Background: The all-powerful Soviet Union Judo Team won the Gold Medal at the European Judo Championships at Crystal Palace, London, U.K. on Sunday (5 May) beating the British team in an exciting climax.
After a series of good class wins in the earlier rounds, britain came up against the Russians and there was little expectation of a British win against such strong competition. But the home team put up a very good show and kept the contest close.
The Britons had won one Silver and two Bronze Medals in the individual events. The Russians had won three titles and also taken two Silver and one Bronze Medal.
Britain's most successful Judo fighter to date, Brian Jacks, recovering from an arm infection, came up against Russia's Andrei Tupachenko. It was contest marred by caution on both sides, ending in a draw.
British light-heavyweight, Dave Starbrook, who had earlier crushed his opponents, came up against Amiran Muzayev, whom he had throw in the individual championships. This time, whoever, the result was reversed.
Everything rested ont eh ample shoulders of British heavyweight, Keith Remfrey. He faced the formidable task of confronting European Gold Medalist Sergei Novikov. Although Novikov had a torn thigh muscle, he gave no sign of this and was ahead until the last second of the contest. But then, just before the hooter went of the end of the six minute session, Remfrey picked up his opponent and slammed him on his back in a perfect throw. The result was a tie. After a tie-break competition the team from USSR were victorious.
SYNOPSIS: Britain's most successful Judo fighter to date, brian Jacks came up against Russia's Andrei Tupachenko in the European Judo Championships at Crystal Palace, London, on Sunday. They were competing in the team event final which featured Britain versus the USSR.
Jacks was recovering from an arm infection, but this was little excuse for a contest marred by over-caution from both men. The fighting was scrappy with little of the expertise expected from fighters of their calibre. the result was an unsatisfying draw.
The fight between British light-heavyweight, Dave Starbrook and Amiran Musajev was a different matter. Starbrook, who had earlier crushed his opponents, faced Amiran Musajev, whom he had thrown in the individual champion-ships. But this time the result was to be reversed despite some excellent moves by the Briton. The Russian was a deserved victor.
A lot rested on the broad shoulders of British heavyweight, Keith Remfrey. He faced the formidable opposition of European Gold Medalist Sergei Novikov. although the Russian was suffering from a torn thigh muscle he gave no sign of it and was ahead all the way through.
But then, just before the final hooter, Remfrey picked up his opponent and slammed him down on his back. After consultation the judges decided the contest was a tie. To clear up the situation a tie-break contest was called for.
One of the tie-break contests was between Vass Morrison and Tupachenko.
The Russians won this contest and the tie-breaker to become worthy Gold Medal victors in what was described by its promotors as the most successful championships yet staged.