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19790716_Preparation for the Mediterranean Games in Split

    In preparation for the Mediterranean Games in Split in September, a group of Maltese Judokas participated in an international competition organised last Saturday in Palermo, Sicily.
    The competition was held in memory of Franco Natoli, a leading official of the Italian Judo Federation who died a tragic death in the air crash of Puntaraisi.
    The Maltese Judokas played against two teams, winning one event and losing the other. The Association considers the result encouraging, when one takes into consideration the fact that the Sicilian teams included various national elements.
    Pictured above are the Judokas  who participated in the Palermo competition together with officials of the Judo Association.