Konan’s George Truong Wins 1st Match in Junior World Championships

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2010_junior_worlds_logo(USA Judo Colorado Springs, Colo.) – George Truong (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Ju Shin Kan) earned the sole win for Team USA on the opening day of the Junior World Championships on Thursday in Agadir, Morocco.

A 2009 Cadet World Team member, Truong started his match against Romero Andres (ESP) well, throwing him for a waza-ari (half-point) score with a ko uchi gari (leg throw).  Truong earned a yuko (quarter-point) score after Andres was given two stalling penalties, but when Truong became hesitant, he received a stalling penalty as well.  As Truong bent over, Andres caught the 16-year-old with a sumi gaezhi (sacrifice throw) for a waza-ari score… more>

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