Wednesday 19 February 2020

Happy End: Dutchman wins world judo title

Winner Noel van ‘t End (middle) Photo © Rodrigo Reyes Marin/ZUMA Wire via Hollandse Hoogte

The Netherlands has won a judo world title for the first time in 10 years, with a win by Noël van ’t End in Tokyo.

Fighting for the first time in a world championship match, Van ’t End won over Japanese favourite Shoichiro Mukai – who appeared so distraught he remained face-down on the mat for several seconds.

The Dutch 28-year-old, who fights in the under 90kg category, is the sixth Dutchman to have become a world champion. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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