Zagreb, Crotia: Ishii Satoshii, the youngest heavyweight Olympic judo champion of all time, returned to his roots to take a masterclass for young budding at the Fuji Project, an award-winning disability sports club in Zagreb.
Ishii, 32, who won the Beijing 2008 Olympics aged just 20, now resides in the capital city and recently become a Croatian citizen.
Marina Draskovic said: “Sunday is the only free day of his week and on 28 April he devoted himself to Fuji judoka with cerebral palsy. For more than two hours, Ishii explained techniques to Fuji judoka, and for the 30 minutes he did randori both with kids from Fuji and non-disabled Pinky judoka who usually help carrying out the training in Fuji.”
Ishii said: “I held my first Philanthropic activity in Zagreb as I just wanted to contribute to Croatia because Croatia is the place where I belong.
“I’m planning to do that kind philanthropic activity in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina I don’t know how much I can help. But I will do my best!”
Find out more about the club at https://jkosifuji.hr/eng/aboutus/
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