Rwanda start badly in the London Olympic games
Brazilian Brundo Mendoca, 27 appeared too strong for the 18-year old
Rwanda .He lost the fight inside 54 seconds after the 12th ranked
athlete used Okuri-Eri-Jime (OEJ) technique to knock out his Rwandan
opponent in less than a minute.
Okuri-Eri-Jime is one of the twelve constriction techniques of Kodokan
Judo in the Shime-Waza list. It (OEJ) means the sliding collar
Sekamana, who was making his Olympics debut, was Rwanda’s first
competitor in action at the London Games and the first to go without
giving a fight as the country bids to win its first Olympic medal.
The judging pair of Cortes Jose Manuel and Osako Akinobu awarded the
Brazilian winning point of IPO (100-000) for executing perfectly in
the sparring competition.
Mendoca will face the winner between France’s Legrand Ugo and Hafiz
Hussein of Egypt in the quarter finals.
Afterwards Sekamana said, “I lost to an experienced competitor but I
think this was good for my career because I have gained some
experience and hope to be much stronger in the next competitions.”
“I won’t give up but I will go back to France and double my efforts
after the Olympics,” added the France-based fighter yesterday in a
telephone interview from London.
Rwanda’s next charge for the medal hunt will be on Thursday when
two-time Olympian Jackson Niyomugabo takes to the pool in the
50-metres freestyle preliminaries at the Aquatics centre