Martin Padar: Judo champion from Estonia

The question on everybody’s mind. Who will carry the flag for Estonia in the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics?

It will be the great super heavyweight Judo champion, Martin Padar. At 6’4″ 300lbs, he rules the heaviest weight division (100kg) in Judo. Here’s the following world championships he has won:

* 2008 World Cup

* 2007 Super World Cup

* 2007 World Cup

* 2006 World Cup

Just check out that super cool blue robe-thing he wears. The man is a Judo wrecking ball. Watch him destroy the world online on Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15. The man will simply judo-ize the competition with his incredible Estonianess.

All next week will feature blog posts about Estonia in the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

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15 years ago

Our family had the good fortune to host Martin during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He was a joy! We are so pleased that he was chosen as his country’s flag-bearer. We are cheering – loudly!

15 years ago

I think he should dump that plain cloth belt for the much more stylish braided belt. But, maybe that’s because I’m an old guy ; )

Kristina Jarosik
Kristina Jarosik
15 years ago

spud, did any videos appear on utube capturing the estonians marching in the opening ceremony?

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