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Aug 16, 2016

Judoka Renick James speaks about Olympics experience

Renick James

Belize is being proudly represented at the Olympics by Belizeans Katy Sealy, Brandon Jones and Renick James.  James, who competed in judo, lost his ninety-kilogram or hundred and ninety-eight pound category, round-of-thirty-two match on Wednesday to Nauru’s Ovini Uera. He is back in Belize and told us all about his experience on the mat today:


Renick James, Olympian in Judo

“It was a crazy experience. Before going on the mat actually I got a slight sickness, I had food poisoning before I actually had to get on the mat, so I was not at my full hundred percent but I still put out my best ability that I could, right? The guy was strong, completely strong, his technique was okay; but I tried my best to battle it out. He got two wazaris – for the people that understand judo, two wazaris is basically putting your opponent to the back – not completely but half-way. And he also got a warning – I got a warning for non-competitivity. So that’s basically how he won.”

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