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Vanuatu judokas Clement, Dan and Maxence will be training for a month in Ryugasaki city. Photo: Vanuatu Judo

Three young judokas have left the country last week to train in Japan.

The three young athletes Clement, Dan and Maxence will be training for a month in Ryugasaki city according to the Vanuatu Judo Federation’s statement released on their Facebook page.

The trip was made possible through the assistance of former Fijian judoka champion Josateki Naulu who has retired from competing following the 2016 Rio Olympics and is now residing in Japan assisting in officiating the sport.

Naulu was Oceania champion in 2006 and 2012. He won silver at the Asian Open in Taipei in 2015 U81kg. He participated at World Championships since 2003 and Olympic Games in 2012.

“Thanks a lot to Jo Naulu and the OJU for giving us that opportunity.

“Go Clement, Dan and Maxence train your heart out,” Vanuatu judo stated.

It will be a good experience for the Vanuatu trio who will be out to equip themselves well come 2020 season.

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