2011-11-26 QUESTION about W.Ruska
■A unclear Information...I hope it is checked
This NEXT day,I wrote it
PLEASE check to(essential)
(This is same as my twitter tweet)
At First,this is not unclear,We do not have sure news source
very famous Blog "KAKUTOULOG "Report MAEDA AKira,Tenryu and FUJIWARA Yoshiaki talkshow.
According to KAKUTOULOG,in this show,Maeda Said
"Willem Ruska(1972 Judo Gold medalist and pro-wrestler,Known as Antonio INOKI etc)has passed away.I heard from C.Doleman(RINGS holland boss,hero in Holland,JUDO and SAMBO Master)"
W.Ruska is Judo legend & missinglink between Prowrestling-MMA(He fighted BJJ fighter Iwan Gomes in Brazil)..If He has passed away,this is important news.
but,...Although Really MAEDA has deep connection in Holland,He often said incorrect thing,...His talk often become more dramatic and shocking than fact ...Espacially, in talkshow & inteview,(By his pro-wrestler service spirit??)
So, So I hope many Martial art journalists and Medias are interested in W.Ruska. and investigate about it"Ruska is dead or not?"
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Competitor for the Netherlands
Gold 1972 Munich +93 kg
Gold 1972 Munich Open
Gold 1967 Salt Lake City +93 kg
Gold 1971 Ludwigshafen +93 kg
Silver 1969 Mexico City Open
Willem ("Wim") Ruska (born August 29, 1940 in Amsterdam) is a retired judoka from the Netherlands.
During his career in the 1960s and 1970s he won seven European titles, five in the +93kg category (1966-67, 1969, 1971-72) and two in the open category (1969 and 1972). He furthermore won two world titles and two Olympic titles. His success at the 1972 Summer Olympics was overshadowed by the Munich massacre that took place days before. This and other things[which?] contributed to the fact that he has not become as famous as his compatriot Anton Geesink.
He also took part in a number of style-vs.-style fights. In August 1976, he defeated Ivan Gomez in a vale tudo match in Brazil. He also faced pro wrestler Antonio Inoki on three occasions. However, his matches against Inoki are believed to have had a pre-determined outcome.
Between 1976 and 1980, Ruska competed as a pro wrestler for the New Japan Pro Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation promotions. He had fourteen pro wrestling matches, in some of which he was the tag team partner of fellow judoka Allen Coage.
In 2001 Ruska suffered a major stroke which left him physically disabled.