The Vanuatu Judo Federation is pleased and honored to welcome for a month Elisabeth Willeboordse, a former high-level judoka from the NETHERLANDS. She was a medalist at the European Championships, the World Championships and in 2008 she won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in the under 63 kg category.
VANUATU has won four gold medals among a total of 10 medals in a very successful Oceania Judo Union Continental Open this week end – the first international competition held in Vanuatu.
It was also the last time athletes will get a chance to fight at an international level before the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games.
Among the gold winners were former Olympian and national champion Nazario Fiakaifonu, who won gold in the over 100kg class, while national coach Nicholas Monvoisin picked up his gold in the under 90 kg section, fellow national coach Florence Daoleuang won gold in the under 57kg class, and Marceau Rouvonne picked up gold in the under 73kg class.
of the Olimpic Games, 35 male judokas competed on the 7th of August in the category of under 66kg.
It was Italian Fabio Basile's day, winning the gold medal.
He is a promissing judoka, at just 21 years of age.
Representing Vanuatu was Joe Mahit, Who began after the sixth fight and encounteres Jayme Mata of Aruba, who is ranked 195 in the world.
The "Team" has been invited to meat the municipal council of Kendal over the famous "cup of Tea", after that they did a big training (2:30mn ! )
On June 23rd, Joe, R and M, our national judo team took off for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, GB.
We sold for 40000 Vatu of sandwich, cakes and soft drinks. This money will be use to buy the medals and other stuffs for the next national competition in September.
Thanks a lot to the team : Joe, Rexly, Marie rose, Jean , Fancky, Ulric, Tom for their hard work this night.
Thanks a lot to Security Island Guard, Vaté Industrie and Alliance Française for their donations.
A big thanks to Laurence Bourdet and Leila Arêde Benohoud for the fantastics cakes.
And thanks and Bravo to Florence who managed and made everything happened.
Classes missed during this period will be replaced during the school holidays.
As part of the preparation for the Commonwealth Games team nationnale Vanuatu participate in the International competition in Auckland from 26 to 30 June 2014.
Professor Florence Daoleuang accompany Judoka and therefore will be omitted from June 25 to 30
Prices will therefore be displaced children:
Friday, June 27 will be replaced Wednesday, June 4 in the morning
Group 13.30 -14.30 begin at 8:30 until 9:30.
Group 14.30 - 15.30 start 9:30 to 10:30
Group 15.30 - 16.30 start 10:30 to 11:30
On Saturday the 8th of March, four judokas of the Vanuatu national team will participate in a major international competition in Brisbane. The competition has attracted entrants from all Australian states, New Zealand and Japan.
Vanuatu will be represented by Rexly Theuil under 66kg, Joe Mahit (who participated in the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro in August 2013) under 66kg, and new athletes to the Vanuatu Judo Team, Tom Willie under 73 kg and Jean Patunvanu under 73kg. These four team members (along with four others) have been long-listed for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Ted Drew and Florence Daoleuang, coaches of the national team, will accompany and assist the athletes during the tournament and subsequent one week training in Brisbane.