Austria Opens with Ludwig Paischer


Ludwig Paischer, 27, has won yesterday the first medal for Austria. He is a Judo player from Salzburg, Austria. Before the beginning of the Olympics, he was less expected to win a medal in Olympics. Markus Rogan and Mirna Jukic were deemed to be the most promising players in Olympics 2008 from Austria. But, to the pleasant astonishment Ludwig started for snatched Silver Medal for Austria in Judo in 60Kg group.

Well done Ludwig !!! Bravo !!!

 

Men’s -60kg

Choi Min-ho from the Republic of Korea won the second Judo gold of the day by defeating World No.1 Ludwig Paischer of Austria with an ippon in 2:14. In the semifinal, Choi needed just four seconds to beat Dutch judoka Ruben Houkes with an ippon. Choi finished third at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, the 2007 Asian Championships in Kuwait City and the 2007 World Championships.

Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan, the runner-up of the 2007 Asian Championships, threw France’s Dimitri Dragin for a koka to win the first of two bronze medals in the event. Sobirov reached the bronze medal match by defeating Canada’s Will Frazer.

In the second bronze medal match, Ruben Houkes of the Netherlands defeated Gal Yekutiel of Israel with an ippon. Houkes was leading by a yuko and two kokas before clinching victory with an ippon in the final minute. Houkes is currently ranked second in the world. He was world champion in 2007 and won medals at the 2005, 2006 and 2008 European Judo Championships.

(L-R) Siver medalist Ludwig Paischer of Austria, gold medalist Choi Minho of south Korea, bronze medalist Rishd Sobirov from Uzbekistan and bronze medalist B Ruben Houkes of Netherlands stand on the podium. (Photos credit : Julian Finney/Getty Images)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ludwig Paischer of Austria competes against Younes Ahmadi of Morocco. (Photo credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

 

Choi Minho won the gold for the Republic of Korea in 60kg Men’s Judo by defeating Ludwig Paischer of Austria during day one of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo credit : Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Choi Minho of Republic of Korea celebrates after winning the gold medal. (Photo credit : Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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~ by wienmandu on August 10, 2008.

9 Responses to “Austria Opens with Ludwig Paischer”

  1. I hope this comment could be sent to you! Your yesterday’s play was great! Rather, I was so impressed with your sportsmanship hugging and shaking a hand with Minho Choi, the gold medalist. As a Korean, I supported Minho Choi but I was so touched with you as much as I could do for Minho Choi. I hope you can beat him in the next play!! I expect another fantastic play of you two!

  2. Really a man!
    So deeply impressed.
    Ludwig Paischer, He snatched many korean women’s mind(includes my wife’s.) And even of some man.^^:

  3. Hey!!
    As a Korean, you made our country cry with choi.
    you made Choi’s medal brighter and more pricely.
    Thanks for your sportmanship, and..from now I’m your huge fan.

  4. I love you, Ludwig. You make me so happy. I’m a Korean. But I will be your fan from now on. Thank you for your present, the glorious value. Thank you, Austria. He’s a great man!!

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  9. Mr. Ludwig Paischer, I watched the recording of the final match between you and the Korean. I am so impressed with your sportsmanship that I watch the film over and over again, not to watch the Korean win, but to watch your selfless sportsmanship. You made sports what it should be. I think you should represent all sports. Your humanly gestures and being a true hero on the mat makes you the greatest medal winner of all times. I congratulate you and thank your parents and your contry for having you. Way to go!

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