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Congratulations to the new Champions of the 14th World Kendo Championships.

Congratulations also to Australian Team Coach, Brett Smith, Assistant Coach, Yuji Sano, Manager, James Saretta and all the men and women members of the Australian Kendo Team. All members displayed excellent kendo, their efforts and results are to be commended.

Results of 14 WKC. (Download the complete pools and finals results below).

Women’s Individual Championship – August 29, 2009. (104 competitors)
1st Place: JPN 7 – YUKIKO TAKAMI
2nd Place: JPN 5 – SACHIE SHOJIMA
3rd Place: BRA 9 – ELIETE HARUMI TAKASHINA
3rd Place: JPN 6 – CHIKANO SHINZATO

Fighting Spirit Awards
USA 6 – Grace Lee
ITA 1 – Mirial Livolsi
BRA 8 – Aline Lie Kimura
KOR 3 – Yun-Yeong Lee
CAN 8 – Misato Hamanaka
KOR 6 – Ka- Hee Jeon
FIN 2 – Mia Raitanen
KOR 8 – Sun-Young Park

Australian Womens Team Captain Kate Sylvester, Chiaki Kobayashi and Vivian Yung all won their pools and advanced to the qualifying rounds. Chiaki next met this year’s Champion Y. Takami of Japan. Vivian won her first qualifying round and advanced to the top 16.

Men’s Individual Championship – August 28, 2009
1st Place: JPN 5 – SHOJI TERAMOTO
2nd Place: KOR 8 – BYONG HOON PARK
3rd Place : KOR 9 – CHUL-KYU CHOI
3rd Place : KOR 2 – KANG-HO LEE

Fighting Spirit Award
HUN 2 – Norbert Kiraly
JPN 7 – Tsuneomi Furusawa
HUN 4 – Gabor Babos
ITA 2 – Frabizio Mandia
AUS 1 – Kirby Smith
USA 8 – Jason Brown
JPN 10 – Daisuki Wako
USA 2 – Daniel Yang

Australian Men’s Team Captain Kirby Smith reached the quarter finals, only to be defeated by the new Champion, S. Teramoto. Kirby Smith received a Fighting Spirit Award.

All Australian Men win their pools and advanced to the qualifying round. Stuart Burke reaches top 16 and Kirby Smith reaches the top 8.

Women’s Team Championship – August 29, 2009. (19 teams).

1st Place: JAPAN. (JPN 1 – Shoko Otsuji; JPN 2 – Keiko Kondo; JPN 3 – Yoko Sakuma; JPN 4 – Mika Shimokawa; JPN 8 – Yuka Tsubota; JPN 9 – Shinatsu Murayama; JPN 10 – Mariko Yamamoto).

2nd Place: KOREA. (KOR 1 – Youn-Jung Park; KOR 2 – A-Reum Byeon; KOR 3 – Yun-Yeong Lee; KOR 4 – Hye-Rim Lee; KOR 6 – Ka-Hee Jeon; KOR 8 – Sun-Young Park; KOR 10 – A-Ram Lee).

3rd Place: BRAZIL. (BRA 1 – Elzami Miwa Onaka; BRA 2 – Lilian Natsumi Miyazawa; BRA 3 – Maria Carolina Kyouko Takeuchi; BRA 4 – Cristiane Lie Toida; BRA 5 – Izumi Honda; BRA 6 – Mariana Harumi Cruz Tsukamoto; BRA 7 – Erika Keiko Ashiuchi).

3rd Place: USA. (USA 1 – Shannon Mikuni; USA 2 – Kaori Kikunaga; USA 3 – Mistuyo Sakae; USA 4 – Sachiko Tamura; USA 5 – Michiye Cabral; USA 6 – Grace Lee; USA 7 – Nishiki Sano).

Australian Women’s Team defeated Sweden to advance to the qualifying round to win against China.   In the second round the team met the current and new world champions, Japan.  Team Captain Kate Sylvester tied in the final match 1-1 with the Japanese taisho. Kate Sylvester received Fighting Spirit Award.  Australian Women’s Team finished in the top 8 (again).

Men’s Team Championship – August 30, 2009. (35 teams).

1st Place: JAPAN. (JPN 1 – Ryoichi Uchimura; JPN 2 – Daiki Kiwada; JPN 3 – Kenji Shodai; JPN 4 – Sussumu Takanabe; JPN 5 – Shoji Teramoto; JPN 8 – Tadaomi Hojo; JPN 9 – Shinsuke Matsuwaki).

2nd Place: USA. (USA 1 – Christopher Yang; USA 2 – Daniel Yang; USA 3 – Marvin Kawabata; USA 4 – Brandon Harada; USA 5 – Sandy Maruyama; USA 6 – Kevin Huh; USA 7 – Simon Yoo).

3rd Place: BRAZIL. (BRA 1 – Jogi Sato; BRA 2 – Julio Kenji Toida; BRA 3 – Ernesto Eisaku Onaka; BRA 4 – Vitor Zen Moreno Tachibana; BRA 5 – Coichi Urano; BRA 6 – Heiji Kariya; BRA 7 – Alberto Massumi Takayama).

3rd Place: Korea. (KOR 1 – Sung-Hong Jang; KOR 2 – Kang-Ho Lee; KOR 4 – Du-Hwan Baek; KOR 5 – Wan-Soo Kim; KOR 7 – Yong-Chul Kim; KOR 9 – Chul-Kyu Choi; KOR 10 – Jin-Yong Jo).

Fighting Spirit Award
ROM 1 – Mihai Dutescu
CHN 1 – Ting Yu
FRA 4 – Jean Nicolas Heurtevin
POL 1 – Mariusz Wial
HUN 2 – Norbert Kiraly
GBR 5 – Stewart Gibson
CAN 3 – Shigemitsu Kamata
ITA 2 – Fabrizio Mandia

Australia won their pool matches on points against Hawaii and Finland, then advanced to the qualifying round to meet the current world champions, and this years second placegetter, Korea. Australian Men’s Team placed in the final 16.

Complete pool, qualifying round and finals results are in PDF format below:

Women’s Individual.
Men’s Individual.
Women’s Team.
Men’s Team.

Kendo World magazine video channel at www.youtube.com/KendoWorld.

E&OE.  Thanks to Brazil Kendo Confederation for the information and pool progress charts.