Takata eliminated from world judo championships
Wahiawa's Taylor Takata was eliminated in the second round of the International Judo Federation's World Championships held in Osaka, Japan.
Takata, competing in the 60-kilogram weight class, had a first-round bye. In his second round match he lost to Nelson Santos of Portugal in the last two minutes. Takata, a 2000 Iolani School graduate, is currently ranked number one nationally.
Yesterday marked the last day of the four-day, approximately 700-person competition where host Japan finished with six gold medals, well ahead of South Korea, which was second with three.
Volunteers needed for Links to Literacy
The Hawaii Library Foundation needs volunteers for its 10th annual Marriott Links to Literacy Golf Tournament being held Sept. 19 at the Ko Olina Golf Club.
A variety of part-day and all-day jobs are available.
The deadline to volunteer is Sept. 10. For information, call 837-8069 or fax request for information to 831-7899.
Long-distance race set for next Sunday
The 2nd annual Steinlager Henry Ayau Men's International Outrigger Canoe Race will be held Sept. 21 starting at 9 a.m. at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai.
The event features approximately 60 nine-man crews racing 32 miles to the Ko Olina Resort & Marina.
The are four divisions, open koa and open, masters 35 plus and masters 35 plus in glass boats.
For more information, call Walter Guild at 225-1629.
The Steinlager Light Volleyball Championship will be held the same day at the Ko Olina Resort & Marina's Lagoon 4.
Action starts at 11 a.m. with the finals at 3 p.m. For more information, call Marc Haine at 220-8457.
School benefit run scheduled
The Niketown 5-kilometer run through Waikiki is scheduled for Oct. 5 with a 7 a.m. start at Niketown in the King Kalakaua Plaza.
The cost is $20 for adults 19 and up and $10 for youngsters 18 and under. Entry forms are available at Niketown or by calling 943-6453. The entry deadline is Sept. 20.
A one-mile run around Fort DeRussy is available for youngsters 12 and under.
All proceeds go to Oahu's public and private schools (K-12) for athletic programs and play equipment.
See line scores and results
in the [ Scoreboard ] section.