Teleshikova picked up Yawara from behind, leaned back, and crashed with
Yawara onto the ground. The referee started to raise his hand to signal
the ippon win for Teleshikova. However, he changed his ruling to be a
wazaari and stopped the match because they were off of the mat.
Yamashita, who was broadcasting the match with the announcer, said,
"This is it.. This is why Teleshikova didn't use her throw moves in the
earlier matches. Also the reason why she got thrown by Yawara at the
beginning of the match was to get the timing down for this uranage."
[uranage = reverse body throw]
"She isn't moving!" The announcer yelled as Yawara was still lying on
the ground. Then everyone yelled for Yawara to get up when they all
noticed that Yawara was still on the ground.
Images of the past when she threw her father flashed through Yawara's
mind. Yawara apologized to her father and said that she won't do it
again. Then Yawara also thought of getting revenge for Jody. "Yawara!
Stand up!" Yawara heard some voice. Yawara popped open her eyes,
thinking that her father had come back for her. But Yawara saw Matsuda
yelling for her to stand up. Then Yawara regained enough consciousness
to stand up, and the match resumed.
Yawara was still groggy but Teleshikova couldn't attack Yawara. She was
still afraid of Yawara's moves. Then Teleshikova started to use some of
her leg moves. When she kicked Yawara's leg, just like she had kicked
Jody's leg, Yawara woke up and thought of Jody. Then Yawara started to
counter with her own leg moves. "That stupid girl!" Jigoro yelled
when he saw Yawara start to fight for revenge.
Then Yawara tried to throw Teleshikova with her over the shoulder throw.
But Teleshikova countered with her uranage again. Yawara locked her leg
in Teleshikova's leg to avoid getting thrown, but they crash landed and
Teleshikova got a yuukou to take the lead.
There were two minutes left in the match and Yawara kept trying many
moves on Teleshikova. Jigoro finally got fed up and started to walk
toward the match. He said that he was going to stop this match. He
said that this was not a judo match, it was a fight. But Yamashita got
up to try to stop Jigoro.
Matsuda yelled to Yawara that her father was also cheering for her and
held out the note that Kojiro had written. Kazamatsuri also yelled and
said that he was there cheering for her. Then Jody struggled up next
to them and yelled very loudly, "Fight! Yawara!"
Yawara heard Jody and turned to look. Then she went into the over the
shoulder throw once again. Teleshikova grinned and tried to use her
uranage again. But this time Yawara turned into a leg move and took
Teleshikova down for a wazaari. Jody was so happy and relieved when
she saw Yawara's move. Then Jody fainted and crashed to the ground.
Jody had to be carried off on a stretcher, and Yawara wanted to go to
her. But Yawara was called back to her match.
Jigoro saw Yawara's eyes and said that she was even more angry now that
she had seen Jody. Yamashita was still trying to hold Jigoro back. But
when Jigoro asked Yamashita if he wanted to be thrown by him, Yamashita
let go of Jigoro. Just then Yawara tried another leg move on
Teleshikova. But Teleshikova countered with her own leg move. Then
Yawara went into another move and tried to pick up Teleshikova. They
both landed off of the mat as Teleshikova countered Yawara's throw.
When Teleshikova got up, she said that she will not lose to anybody.
Then Yawara and Teleshikova kept up the fierce fighting. There was less
than one minute left in the match and everybody in the entire stadium
stood up to watch.
Back in Japan, Yawara's former high school teammates were watching the
match in the street as large crowd gathered around a television in a
store window. At Ebitendo Athletic College, Hanazono-kun and the judo
team were watching the match in their club house. Fujiko and her fan
club were watching the match in Fujiko's apartment. Yawara's mother
was holding her husband's picture and cheering for Yawara.
Kojiro was watching the match on a television in the streets of Korea.
He said that the real fighting will begin now. There were only 30
seconds left in the match.
Yamashita, Matsuda, and Kazamatsuri were holding Jigoro back as Jigoro
still wanted to stop the match.
Then Teleshikova unleashed her throw move and had Yawara in a pinch.
But Yawara countered with a quick combination of moves to get into
position to throw Teleshikova. Yawara hit her throw and the match was
over. Yawara got an ippon as she threw Teleshikova over her shoulder
with three seconds left in the match.
All of Yawara's fans were very happy and full of tears when Yawara won.
But Jigoro went up to Yawara and shouted, "Stupid! We're going home."
Then Jigoro dragged Yawara off to surprise everyone. When the reporters
asked Jigoro about his actions, he said that Yawara's performance was
shameful and she didn't deserve the gold medal. Jigoro said that they
were going to leave and told Kazamatsuri to go to the medal ceremony in
place of Yawara.
Then another reporter asked Jigoro if his story about Yawara being the
cause of Kojiro's disappearance was true. Matsuda quickly tried to stop
the conversation about this subject, but Yawara had overheard. When
Yawara asked Jigoro, Jigoro didn't answer. But the other reporters
bombarded Yawara with questions about her father and her past. Then
Matsuda tried to protect Yawara. While Matsuda was fighting off the
other reporters, Yawara ran off.
At the medal ceremony, Kazamatsuri was shaking as he accepted the gold
medal for Yawara. Teleshikova swore that she will defeat Yawara in the
Yawara was crying and sitting on a bench by herself. Matsuda finally
found Yawara and went to sit with her. "I will not do judo any more,"
Yawara told Matsuda. "Because of my judo, our family is all apart."
Matsuda tried to tell Yawara that it wasn't so, but he couldn't tell
her that he had met her father.
Then Yawara thanked Matsuda for yelling when she was down. She said
that his voice sounded like her father's voice and she was very happy.
Then Matsuda said, "There is going to be a big commotion when you return
to Japan. You are a real superstar now." Yawara was sadly looking at
the ground. "You promised me before the Olympics that I can do a
personal interview if you won the gold medal. Here goes.." Matsuda
was also looking at the ground. Then he built up his courage and said,
"I.. I like you. You are.." All of a sudden Yawara's head rested
against Matsuda's shoulders. Matsuda was surprised, but when he turned
to look at Yawara, Yawara was sleeping.
Meanwhile, two guys in dark sun glasses surrounded Kojiro. Then Sayaka
got a call telling her that Kojiro had been found. Sayaka told her
people to start negotiating so that he can be her coach.
A lot of reporters were waiting at the airport when the Japanese judo
team returned to Japan. Many reporters immediately went up to Yawara
and surrounded her. But Yawara vanished, and Jigoro was there wearing
the gold medal. Yawara had gone to see her friends who were lined up
and waiting for her. Fujiko and her fan club, Hanazono-kun and the old
high school judo team, and Yawara's mother were all there. When Fujiko
and Yawara were talking Hanazono-kun came in between them. Hanazono-kun
congratulated Yawara, but he ended up holding Fujiko's hand as Yawara
ran off to her mother. Then everyone gathered around to give Yawara a
[douage = tossing someone up into the air to celebrate a victory]
Kojiro was pigging out at the Honami mansion. Sayaka was telling him
that she just wants to defeat Yawara in judo and wanted him to coach her.
Sayaka offered 300,000,000 yen, but Kojiro just kept eating without
giving an answer.
Yawara and her friends were having a victory party. Both Hanazono-kun
and Fujiko told Yawara to try hard for the Barcelona Olympics. Again
Hanazono-kun and Fujiko ended up holding each other's hands. But Yawara
was thinking that she will not do judo any more.
In Moscow, a lot of people were at the airport to greet Teleshikova.
Her coach congratulated her and told her to take a rest for a while.
But Teleshikova snapped back that she was going directly to the doujou
and that she wanted ten strong men for her training. When her coach
told her that there were still four more years until Barcelona, she said
that there were only four more years.
In Belgium, former judo queen Belkens announced her retirement from judo.
She said that she no longer is the most brilliant person in judo. She
said that Yawara was the new queen.
Back in Japan, Jigoro was going around the neighborhood wearing the gold
medal around his neck. His friends said that they couldn't believe that
the Yawara that they had known ever since she was little had won the gold
medal. But Jigoro said that this was just a preliminary, and the real
target was the gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics, where women's judo
will become an official sport. Then they all started to have a party to
At the Honami mansion, Kojiro was sitting in a chair by the pool. When
Sayaka's father asked how the negotiations were going, Tokunaga said that
Kojiro hadn't given any definite answer yet. Sayaka's father then asked
how much they had offered. Tokunaga answered 300,000,000 yen. Both
Sayaka's father and mother immediately said that the amount was an
insult. Sayaka's father said that they should double the amount. Then
Tokunaga said that they weren't sure that the man was really Kojiro.
Kazamatsuri was shaken by the conversation and the monetary figure. He
was thinking to himself that because of this, he couldn't easily refuse
the engagement with Sayaka. Then Sayaka asked Kazamatsuri to use
whatever means to find out for sure if the man was really Kojiro.
There was a celebration at Mitsuba Junior College. A lot of the students
and reporters were gathered, and cheered for Yawara to win the gold medal
in the Barcelona Olympics. Yawara wanted to tell everyone that she was
going to quit, but couldn't bring herself to say it. Then Matsuda talked
to Fujiko and told her that Yawara really meant to quit judo this time.
When Fujiko said that she couldn't believe it, Yawara came up behind her
and said that it was true.
Yawara, Fujiko, and Matsuda went to a coffee shop. Fujiko was crying
and trying to convince Yawara not to quit judo. But Yawara said that
the current condition of her family being split apart was caused by her
judo. Matsuda said that it wasn't so, but he couldn't tell Yawara that
he had met her father in Seoul. Then Kuniko came and told Matsuda that
he had some real work to do. Matsuda said that this was more important
and tried to stay with Yawara. But Yawara said that she won't bother
anybody any more, and tried to leave. When Yawara met Kuniko outside,
Kuniko told Yawara not to bother Matsuda all the time. Then Yawara said
that she won't any more because she will quit judo, and ran off.
At the Honami mansion grounds, Kazamatsuri tried to tail Kojiro secretly
to find out if he was really Kojiro. Kojiro was just wandering around
eating some nikuman. Kazamatsuri took his shoes off to try to keep
quiet. When Kazamatsuri got close enough, he ran to attack Kojiro.
But Kojiro threw the wrapper of his nikuman back at Kazamatsuri and hit
him in the eye. Kazamatsuri was surprised and said that Kojiro did it
At the Ebitendo Athletic College judoujou when Hanazono-kun was
practicing judo, Fujiko came to visit him. Fujiko told him that Yawara
was going to quit judo. Then Hanazono-kun told Fujiko that there was
a similar situation back when they were in high school. He said that
Yawara was a girl who didn't care much about her own judo, but cared
a lot for the weak high school judo team. Then Fujiko grabbed
Hanazono-kun's hand and said that she will create a judo team at
Mitsuba Junior College. She said that she will also do judo herself.
Hanazono-kun told Fujiko that judo was much harder than she was thinking
and that she would get hurt. Fujiko replied that she was willing to do
anything to get Yawara back into judo. Then Hanazono-kun said that he
will try to help out too, and grabbed Fujiko's hands.
Yawara got a letter from Jody. "Dear Yawara, Thanks for everything
during the Olympics. I think you are already back to your special daily
training. My leg is recovering as expected. So Lune and I will have
our wedding soon. I want you to come too. Canada is far away, but
please come with the airplane ticket that I have enclosed.." So Yawara
got ready to go to Canada. She was looking forward to this trip because
she couldn't really enjoy the trip to Seoul, which was her first trip to
a foreign country. Then Jigoro came and told Yawara to train hard every
day while she was in Canada.
Yawara told Fujiko that she was going to Canada. Fujiko thought to
herself that it would be easier for her to organize the judo team with
Fujiko put an advertisement on the bulletin board in her school for a
new judo club. Then Fujiko went to a store to get a judo uniform for
herself. She told the store owner that she will be coming back when she
gets more members for her judo team. But the man said that judo wasn't
that simple, although a lot of girls had started to do judo recently
because of Yawara. Fujiko became happy when she heard this because she
thought that it will be easy to gather five people for a team. When
Fujiko told the man that she was from Mitsuba Junior College, the man
became surprised and asked Fujiko to get Yawara's autograph for him.
Sayaka was demonstrating her judo for Kojiro. When Kazamatsuri asked
Kojiro what he thought about Sayaka's judo, Kojiro just started spitting
out some grape seeds. Then Sayaka started to complain that something
was hitting her arm and leg. Kazamatsuri looked around and saw Kojiro
spitting the seeds at Sayaka's weak points. Kazamatsuri was surprised
that Kojiro had already spotted Sayaka's weak points.
Fujiko waited at the coffee shop for some new recruits, but nobody came.
At six, when Fujiko was about to leave, a very low voice spoke out to
her. When Fujiko looked, she saw a very small and skinny girl sitting
across from her. The girl said in her very low voice that she had been
sitting there for the last 30 minutes. Fujiko hadn't noticed her. The
girl also said that she wanted to try judo, so that she will become
physically stronger. But Fujiko didn't take her seriously.
Yawara arrived in Canada and Jody was waiting for her at the airport.
Before all of the fans and reporters could surround her, Jody and Lune
dragged Yawara away. Yawara opened her bag and found her judo uniform
inside. Since she had intentionally left it out, Yawara knew that it
must have been Jigoro who had put it in. When they were alone, Jody
apologized for breaking her promise about fighting in the Olympics. But
she told Yawara that Lune will be her trainer and that she will work hard
to be able to fight against Yawara in the next Olympics. Yawara tried to
tell Jody that she will not do judo any more, but couldn't.
During class, Fujiko was wondering if she can gather enough people for
the judo team. Then she suddenly noticed that the small girl that she
had met the day before was sitting next to her. The girl introduced
herself as Hikage Kyoko and said that her nickname was Kyon Kyon. When
Fujiko said that she had to find five people for the judo team, Kyon Kyon
said that they only need three more because they already have Fujiko and
her. Fujiko stood up in the middle of the class and asked Kyon Kyon
again if she really wanted to do judo.
Later Fujiko and Kyon Kyon waited at the coffee shop for more recruits.
But nobody came. Fujiko was thinking that they needed four more people.
Kyon Kyon was thinking that they needed three more people.
Matsuda was riding the train with Kuniko. He was saying that maybe Jody
will talk Yawara back into judo. Just then a girl screamed. The sexy
girl with large breasts and wearing tight clothes turned to Matsuda and
yelled at him for touching her butt. Matsuda quickly said that he didn't
do anything. Then the girl looked around and wondered why it always
happened to her. When she asked Matsuda what she could do, Matsuda
suggested that she take up judo to protect herself.
The next day, the girl went to Fujiko and said that she wanted to join
the judo team. She said that she didn't want to damage her body, but
she just wanted to be able to protect herself. The girl introduced
herself as Oda Mari and said that her nickname was Maririn. Fujiko
thought that it was no good and with members like Kyon Kyon and Maririn,
she couldn't pull Yawara back to judo.
When Fujiko went with Kyon Kyon and Maririn to the judo uniform store,
the man said that they won't do. He said that they were looking at judo
too lightly. Fujiko knew that the man was right.
Jody took Yawara through Toronto in a parade, with Yawara as the main
attraction. Everyone was happy to see Yawara, and Jody said that Yawara
was a big idol in Canada. Then when Yawara got off of the car, a bunch
of little kids ran up to Yawara. They all wanted to see Yawara's judo.
Then Lune said that Yawara will have a practice match on the wedding day.
Yawara tried to tell Jody that she didn't want to, but all of the little
kids surrounded her and Yawara couldn't say anything.
Fujiko, Kyon Kyon, and Maririn waited at the coffee shop again. Maririn
was wearing her judo uniform without wearing a t-shirt or bra. But
nobody came. When Fujiko was walking home, she was thinking that she
needed to find four more people. As Fujiko was walking by her judo
advertisement, she saw somebody staring at it. Then the girl shouted,
"I'll throw you!" Fujiko went up to her and asked if she wanted to join.
The girl said, "Sure! I'll throw all of the guys in the world!" Fujiko
was so happy and asked the girl if she had any experience. "Of course..
Thirteen.." Then Fujiko became so happy that someone with thirteen years
of experience was going to join the team.
Kazamatsuri woke up just before sunrise. He had a dream that he got
married to Yawara. But unfortunately he had gotten up before the night
of the honeymoon. When he looked out the window, he saw a light in the
doujou. He thought that Sayaka was practicing very early. But when
Kazamatsuri went to the doujou, he found Kojiro working out. Kazamatsuri
felt the intenseness coming from Kojiro and felt sure that this man was
really Jigoro's son and Yawara's father.
At Mitsuba Junior College, Maririn, Kyon Kyon, and the new girl were
carrying the mat for their judo practice. The new girl said that her
name was Nanda Yoko. When Maririn asked about Nanda's thirteen years of
judo experience, Nanda told her that her experience wasn't judo, but men
that she had been rejected by. Maririn laughed so hard and couldn't
stop laughing. Then Nanda and Maririn started to argue.
Fujiko was wandering around the other sports clubs to see if there were
any girls capable of doing judo. But she was getting disappointed when
she looked at the tennis and golf clubs. When she was walking by the
jazz dance club, a very fat girl came running out and crashed on top of
Fujiko. The girl asked for some water and something to eat. Fujiko
saw the potential in this girl and thought that her weight would be
great for judo.
At Jody and Lune's wedding party, Jody told Yawara that she had a very
strong opponent lined up for the exhibition match. Then the announcer
of the party introduced the very special guest, the Seoul Olympics
women's unlimited class gold medalist Yawara Inokuma.