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Blind Utahn Wins World Juijitsu Championship

Blind Utahn Wins World Juijitsu Championship

Posted - Sep. 10, 2003 at 4:44 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Here's a victory story: In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Salt Lake native Russell Reddenbaugh just won the Gold Medal in the world Juijitsu Championship in his divison. But that doesn't tell the story.

Blind Utahn Wins World Juijitsu Championship

Teddenbaugh didn't start training for juijitsu until he was 50. He's now 58.) He won the gold by beating a man who's 12 years his junior.

And Reddenbaugh, unlike his opponents, is blind! And the wrestler's left hand has only two fingers attached to a fused wrist.

Reddenbaugh says he's found that whether you believe you can, or believe you can't, you are usually right.

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