In an interview with Reuters news agency, Jimmy Wu, who coached the Saudi national judo team from 1981 to 1991, Claimed that he trained Osama Bin-Laden, when he was a Jeddah University student in Economics and Management.
“I knew him as Osama ‘, Wu said “he was too tall for martial arts, so I advised him to abandon the sport. but when he insisted, I gave in and trained him” he claimed.
The Taiwanese born trainer, produced photos, he claimed showed Osama bin laden training in the sport.
An undated photograph shows Taiwanese coach Jimmy Wu (C) seen with who he says is himself with Osama Bin Laden (R) and an unidentified man dressed in their judo gi in Riyadh.
An undated photograph provided by Taiwanese judo coach Jimmy Wu shows what Wu says is Osama Bin Laden (bottom, second from left) dressed in his judo gi in Riyadh.
An undated photograph provided by Taiwanese judo coach Jimmy Wu (2nd R) shows what Wu says is Osama Bin Laden (C, top) having a meal with fellow judo members in Riyadh