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Four elite judoka head for Paris

Judo South Africa Elite players, Gideon Van Zyl, Patrick Trezise, Siyabulela Mabulu and Lusanda Ngoma will be attending an IJF sponsored international training camp in Paris from 20 July 2010 until 15 September 2010.

This is a great opportunity for these competitors. Two of them, Van Zyl and Trezise have also qualified for participation at the World Championships to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 3-14 September 2010. Mabulu and Ngoma, by invitation, are tipped to be participating as well in these World Championships.

Mabulu and Ngoma, amongst others, are practising Judo at the PE residential programme run at PE Army base in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Metro University for scientific support with a Polish residential international coach, Mr Andrej Blady.

Mabulu and Ngoma were developed by a local judo coach Mr Enoch Screech who has produced, amongst others, many black judo national champions.

Van Zyl and Trezise are based at the Tuks HPC in Pretoria under Bulgarian international coach, Nikola Fillipov.

Judo South Africa president Temba HIasho sincerely thanked the president of the International Judo Federation, Marius Vizer for the pricy gesture as well as the president of SASCOC, Gideon Sam for supporting Judo South Africa’s application and intervention that led to the realisation of this great opportunity.