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    Sumio Endo defeated fellow Japanese policeman, Takafumi Ueguchi on Thursday (29 April) in Tokyo to win the 28th All-Japan Judo Championships.

    25-year-old Endo, weighing 261 pounds (120 kg), overpowered his lighter opponent (203 pounds/92 kg) in the 10 minute final bout with a spectacular righthanded hip throw.

    34 of Japan's top Judo experts took part in this year's tournament, held before a capacity crowd of 10,000 at Tokyo's Budokan (Martial Arts) Hall.

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    Sumio Endo defeated fellow Japanese policeman, Takafumi Ueguchi on Thursday (29 April) in Tokyo to win the 28th All-Japan Judo Championships.

    25-year-old Endo, weighing 261 pounds (120 kg), overpowered his lighter opponent (203 pounds/92 kg) in the 10 minute final bout with a spectacular righthanded hip throw.

    34 of Japan's top Judo experts took part in this year's tournament, held before a capacity crowd of 10,000 at Tokyo's Budokan (Martial Arts) Hall. Selection for Japan's 1976 Olympic Judo team will be made on the basis of individual performances in the championships.

    In the semi-finals, Endo defeated defending champion, Haruki Uemura, in a bout that lasted the full time. The 25-year-old Uemura, who weighs 227 pounds (103 kg), lost the closely fought match on points.

    The other semi-final match was also decided on points. Ueguchi, giving away 19 pounds in weight (8 kg), outpointed another policeman, 27 -year-old Chonosuke Takagi.

    One of Japan's most promising younger Judo experts, Yashiro Yamashita, lost on points to Uemura. Yamashita is an 18-year-old high school student and weighs 278 pounds (126 kg).

    SYNOPSIS: Tokyo, where on Thursday Sumio Endo defeated fellow Japanese policeman, Takafumi Ueguchi to win the 28th ALL-Japan Judo Championships.

    However, Endo faced some tough opponents before winning the final.

    Ueguchi (number four) had a spirited bout in the semi-finals against another policeman, 27-year-old Chonosuke Takagi (number 14).

    Also in the semi-finals, Endo (number 25) defeated the defending champion, Haruki Uemura (number 30). The 25-year-old Uemura lost the closely fought match on points.

    In the final, Endo went onto meet and defeat Ueguchi with a spectacular right handed hip throw. The ten minute bout was one of the best of the championships, which will decide the section for Japan's Judo team at the Montreal Olympics.

    34 Top Judo experts took part in the championships, which were watched by a capacity crowd.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJ2KCCPWBQN090CAKD5QP0E77
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJ2KCCPWBQN090CAKD5QP0E77
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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