When I won the Judo 64Kg category in the World Championship in Maastricht, Holland in 1981, I was the World Champion – for a minute; at the most for a day.
If we have fought all over again the following day, perhaps there would have been a different result.
Now, I do not think that I am a World Champion. Yamashita thinks the same. So when you win a championship, enjoy it for one day, feel that you are a champion for one day. But no more.
From Fighting Judo