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1972 World Karate Do Championship Paris, France


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1972 World Karate Do 

Paris, France
Video Includes highlights of the USA Team Eliminations

and the World Karate Do Championship


This video includes two segments:
1. Eliminations of the USA Team

2. 1972 Paris World Championship highlights.

Qualification  tournament held on March 5th, 1972, at Los Angeles and organized by AAKF. 
Mainly followers of traditional Japanese karate are selected. The team members are 
James Yabe, James Field Jr., Tonny Tulleners, Jerry Morrone, George Byrd, Frank Smith, 
Dave Vaughan and John Gehlsen.The Championships take place in Paris, in the Stade de 
Coubertin, on the 21st and 22nd April , 1972.

Teams tournament :

The England team eliminates Japan. The French eliminate the English, before beating the
 USA. In the finals, France meets Italy. François Petitdemange beats his opponent, as Alain 
Setrouk. The Italian Guy Falsione beats Guy Sauvin. Valera gets a draw. Gilbert Gruss beats Schiappacasse. 
France wins the gold medal.

1: France (Gilbert Gruss, François Petitdemange, Guy Sauvin, Alain Setrouk and Dominique 
2. : Italy (Parisi, Schiappacasse, Munda, Fassione, Falsoni?)
3: United Kingdom
4: Singapore

According to some versions, Americans, Canadians and Japanese would have withdrawn, 
given the problems encountered with the referees, during the teams tournament. The results:
1st Luiz Tasuke Watanabe/Brazil
2nd William Higgins/G.B.
3rd Guy Sauvin/France
4th Schupter/Yugoslavia

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