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Judo Holds Open Trials at SINIS

Solomon Islands Judo Federation held its initial open trials successfully at the Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport - SINIS for squad selection to access the High-Performance standard of training at the institute.

This is the second stage following a signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SINIS.

From the trials a selection will be conducted by the federation and technical support from SINIS for selected athletes to undergo the initial High-Performance Athlete Induction.

“This is a great step forward towards building a new generation of competition players,” Judo President Eddie Cooper remarked.

He said that his executive is pleased with the support and expects to gain even more when accessing the programs and services.

Judo is a system of unarmed combat, and is often seen as a modern form Japanese martial art. 

At the 57th general session of the International Olympic Committee, held in Rome on 22 August 1960, the IOC members formally decided to include Judo among the events to be contested at the Olympic Games. The proposal, which was placed before the session by the Japanese delegation, was welcomed by all participants.

Judo has been contested at the Pacific Games since 1969 when it was first included in the Third South Pacific Games held in Port Moresby, PNG.

The objective of competitive judo is to throw an opponent, immobilize them with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

Source: With SINIS Media